The Northeast Eagles Minor Hockey Association scored some major goals for Young Adult Cancer Canada (YACC) by hosting a Shave on March 23 at Jack Byrne Arena in Torbay, NL. The multi-purpose room at the hockey arena was buzzing with excitement and the hum of the razors as the aspiring athletes Shaved their heads and donated their hair.
Event organizer, Kelly Knee, is no stranger to the young adult cancer experience. At age 35, Kelly was diagnosed with breast cancer. As a cancer survivor and a single mother of five boys, she understands the unique challenges that young adults face when cancer comes into their lives. Kelly believes in the power of connection and knows – firsthand – how important it is to be around people who truly understand what it is like to be young and to have cancer. Kelly said, “I love my YACC family beyond anything I can describe. It’s the family that truly gets me. I cannot imagine life without them.”
Kelly has supported YACC from the inside out, organizing Localife Events in St. John’s, NL and organizing her son’s minor hockey league Shave for the Brave! At the Shave, Kelly shared about her cancer experience, personally shaved half of the heads, and looked fabulous while doing it all!
One of our Shave Ambassadors, Dave Steele, participated in the Shave for the second year in a row, this time alongside his son.
Between the costumes, the high fives and the cupcakes, it was a fantastic celebration but the absolute best part is the unwavering support for Young Adult Cancer Canada (YACC).
Thank you, Northeast Eagles!