Grade 9 student helping out cancer patients, charitable foundation

By Marc Zienkiewicz

carlyCarly Zarecki will cut her hair for cancer patients while taking pledges for the Lac du Bonnet Charitable Foundation. She is calling on the Lac du Bonnet community to help her in her cause to help cancer patients and the Lac du Bonnet Charitable Foundation.

Zarecki, a Grade 9 student at Lac du Bonnet Senior School, has been growing her hair in honour of family friend Ashley Kovari, who died of a rare form of cancer eight years ago.

Zarecki has decided that once her hair reaches 36 inches, she will have 12 inches cut off to donate to the Canadian Cancer Society to help make wigs for cancer patients.

She is asking for anyone with at least eight inches of “hair to spare” to join her in her hair donation effort. She is also asking for support through pledges that will be donated to the Lac du Bonnet Charitable Foundation, which was recently formed to help fund community initiatives.

Money raised will be managed under a sub-fund for families and children in need of medical support.

“I thought of Ashley and wanted to do what I could to help,” Zarecki said.

To aid in the young girl’s cause, call Cindy at 345-2573. Pledges will be accepted until Feb. 1, 2009.