2018 Cuts for Cancer

Statistics and Fun Stuff

Up and down the UBC Clock Tower!

Over twice the height of the UBC Clock Tower in length of ponytails collected!

According to Wigs for Kids, it takes 10 – 12 ponytails to make a wig. And since it’s at least 8″ per ponytail, that’s around 80″ per 10 ponytails which is as many as

wigs for sick children in B.C.

Costing around $1,000-$3,000 for a real human hair wig, it’s a heavy financial burden on families already stretched thin caring for their sick child. Conservatively, if only 20 wigs are made,¬† that saves families¬†at least


We collected

of Hair

"My wig was my escape from the hospital life and my escape from cancer. When I put it on, I no longer had cancer I was simply me living my life doing the things that made me happy."
– A recipient through the Wigs for Kids program

Dollars Raised

No Ponytail? No Problem!

Not enough hair to donate? People looking to support the cause could pay $25 to get their haircut. Those with enough hair to make a donation would get the same professional haircut for only $10.

Professional Hairdressing

On The Fringe Hair Design (UBC) provided us with not only a venue to host our event through, but also with 6 highly trained, professional stylists, and their excellent touch-up guarantee.

That’s right – participants not satisfied with their haircut were welcomed back to the salon for touchups for free. Not only that, On The Fringe Hair Design collected pony tails throughout the year that were passed onto us for this year’s Cuts for Cancer.

Haircuts Given


Completely Filled

From A Massive Turn-Out

There were so many participants this year that we had to turn people away – we’re extremely sorry for that! We were so busy that our On The Fringe hairdressers had to do a complete cut-a-thon, barely getting a moment to rest before working on the neverending line of participants.

To Countless Volunteers

From planning to posters to packing hair, Cuts for Cancer wouldn’t have been possible without the tireless work put in by UBC Cancer Association members.

To Our Fantastic Sponsors

None of this would
have been possible without


... so thank you!

Your Next Haircut

Should be at On The Fringe Hair Design! Drop by their conveniently located hair salon in the NEST to let them know how awesome they are! While you’re at it, like them on Facebook.

Read The Stories

Be Proud of your contribution! Wondering more about the sick children in B.C. who you’re supporting? Read some of their stories on Wigs for Kids.

Continued Support

Whether you missed Cuts for Cancer this year or want to get more involved in the fight against cancer, there are opportunities for everyone! Get in touch with us.