2019 Date has been set!

Hair Donation Ottawa Fundraiser will be taking place on Sunday, September 22nd, 2019 (Childhood Cancer Awareness Month). PLEASE STAY TUNED for DETAILS as we UPDATE THE WEBSITE shortly.

For questions, please email

Thank you for being a #hero4CHEO

A massive THANK YOU to all the AWESOME #HairDonationOttawa2018 participants who braved the weather and came out on Sunday 15th April 2018 to make our 8th annual event so very, very AWESOME!

You Awesome people include:

  • Our fundraising hairdonors &/or Headshavers...WOW, just WOW – you are all AWESOME!
  • All the Awesome family & Friends who came out to support our fundraisers!
  • Our AMAZINGLY AWESOME Hairstylists who donated their Time & Talent to help make you all look so fabulous!
  • Our General Volunteers who helped set-up on Saturday and made the day go so smoothly on all ROCK AWESOMELY!
  • Our Corporate Sponsors  who were there to  show you all some pretty Awesome stuff!
  • Algonquin College Salon, Spa & Boutique Faculty & Staff for your AWESOMENESS!
  • ...have we mentioned how AWESOME you all are yet?

THANK YOU, THANK YOU, THANK YOU...we could not do this without you.


*Please Note: your fundraising links are open until 31st May you can carry on being AWESOME!**


Hair Donation Ottawa's Annual Event - April 15, 2018

Hair Donation Ottawa's Annual Event - April 15, 2018

Hair Donation Ottawa's Annual Event - April 2018
Hair Donation Ottawa Overview

We are a Fundraising organization that supports Cancer Research in the community. Together with our volunteers and supporters, we are proud to announce that have we have raised over $475,000 since 2011. We have donated over 25,000 inches of hair!! We are excited to announce our 8th annual event on Sunday April 15th, 2018. Please join us in support of cancer research!

Mission Statement:
Hair Donation Ottawa raises funds for cutting edge child and adult cancer research and empowers kids with hair loss by providing them with free wigs.

What we do:
Hair Donation Ottawa is an annual, non-profit, cancer research fundraiser where people raise pledges for donating their hair and/or shaving their heads & they receive a wash, cut and style or shave. Participating hair stylists from various Ottawa & area salons, as well as teaching staff and students from the Algonquin College Hair Stylist program, volunteer their time for this cause.

Proceeds Go Towards:
• Cutting Edge Adult and Childhood Cancer Research at the Ottawa Hospital Research Institute and The Children's Hospital of Eastern Ontario (CHEO) Research Institute.
• Two annual $500 Bursaries to financially challenged Algonquin College Hair Stylist Program students to help offset their tuition fees and/or text books.
• All suitable hair donations go towards the custom manufacture & fitting & of approx. 10 free wigs a year for financially challenged children in Ottawa & region who are experiencing hair loss for a variety of medical reasons.
• We proudly support Green Circle Salons: All hair unsuitable for the wig-making process is sent off to be made into Hair Booms for oil spills on the world’s beaches, lakes & oceans.
• The manufacture and supply of free a trendy head scarf for every CHEO patient that needs one.

HELP US MAKE A DIFFERENCEBecome a Corporate Sponsor

We are looking for corporate sponsors for our highly anticipated 2018 event. Based on last years’ success, we are planning to make the 2018 fundraiser bigger, bolder and even more exciting. Last year we raised $110,531, bringing our total since 2011 to just over $475,000.
With your help, we are MAKING A DIFFERENCE.

Be a Sponsor +

Platinum Sponsor

Our most prestigious sponsor. We will help spread the word on your company in print, socially and through photo opportunities.

Gold Sponsor

At this level, you are helping us achieve our charitable goals. We tell the world socially and thank you in print.

Silver Sponsor

Every sponsor is appreciated. We will make sure your logo is on our site and will also appear on our Sponsor Sign.

Hair Donation Ottawa - Dr Bell & Dr Stojdl
CBC News - Ground Breaking Cancer Research

Did YOU know?

Hair Donation Ottawa was founded in 2011 by Helene Hutchings, who was diagnosed and successfully treated for cancer at The Ottawa Hospital in 2010. Join Helene each April (Cancer Awareness Month) to help her with her passion to eradicate cancer.