Hair raising

Local Burns Lake resident Monique Svehla raised $1,952.99 for the B.C. Cancer Foundation last week, by having her head shaved

Monique Svehla raised money for the B.C. Cancer Foundation.

Monique Svehla raised money for the B.C. Cancer Foundation.

Local resident and Lakes District Hospital nurse, Monique Svehla raised $1,952.99 for the B.C. Cancer Foundation last week, by having her head shaved at the Lakeview Mall, for the cause.

A large crowd of local supporters gathered to cheer her on and pitch in last minute donations.

The money is going to the Prince George office and will be used to fund B.C. cancer research initiatives.

Svehla also donated her ponytail to the Canadian Cancer Society for wigs, to help those who lose their hair during cancer treatments.