Local man getting first haircut in a decade to benefit local charity



By Ron Giofu


Darrin BrouwerA local man is getting his first haircut in ten years all for the sake of charity.

Darrin Brouwer will be getting his hair cut Nov. 16 at LA Hairstyles and will be seeking donations up to that date with proceeds going to benefit Transition to Betterness.

“The money raised is going to be in honour of my dad Jerry Brouwer and Tom Lowther,” said Brouwer. “Both are colon cancer battlers.”

Brouwer said he is also doing it in memory of Dave MaGee, father of his girlfriend Kelly Finlay.

He said his father is currently in treatment battling the disease while Lowther is a stage four cancer survivor.

Brouwer said his father was diagnosed earlier in the summer and that is when he decided to go ahead and have his hair cut.

“It’s also a good cause,” he added.

“(Jerry) started treatments at the beginning of the summer. He’s doing pretty well. He’s a tough man,” said Finlay.

The hair will be going to make wigs while the money will help Transition to Betterness re-do 18 rooms at the Windsor Regional Cancer Clinic.

“I’d like to hit at least $1,000,” said Brouwer.

“Anything over $20, (the donor) will receive a tax receipt from Transition to Betterness,” added Finlay.

The last time Brouwer had his hair cut, he did it just for something to do but this time is different, he emphasized.

“This time, I want to do it as a token of appreciation and a show of support for cancer warriors,” said Brouwer.

Pledge forms are available at LA Hairstyles and by contacting Brouwer at darrin_b1@hotmail.com. Lowther is also circulating a pledge form at Chrysler.

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