On Sunday, April 28, 2019, we had the first-ever Gander Community Shave for the Brave at the Gander Mall in (you guessed it!) Gander, NL! This small Shave packed a giant punch, as three Shavers joined together to raise more than $7100 for Young Adult Cancer Canada (YACC)!
Chris and David, physicians from the Gander hospital, Shaved in honour of family, friends, and young adult cancer patients they have connected with over the years.
David’s transformation was quite dramatic, as he traded a thick head of hair and a full, black beard for a very close shave and a super clean cut.
The youngest Shaver, Adrian, showed up at the mall with his mom, dad, and brother, carrying the $550 he raised on his own and wearing the cutest smile in Gander!
The world knows Gander as the setting for the popular Broadway musical, “Come From Away,” but we also know Gander as an incredible place with a giant heart for young adults with cancer!
Special thanks to our Shavers, volunteer stylist, Doreen, from the Barbers Garage, as well as the wonderful people of the Gander Mall for going above and beyond in hosting the Shave.
We’ll see you next year!