Omemee woman to shave her head in brain tumour research fundraiser

Britney Krzeminsk, a registered veterinary technician at Omemee Veterinary Hospital, will also be donating her cut hair to Chai Lifeline Canada

Britney Krzeminsk, a registered veterinary technician at Omemee Veterinary Hospital, is going to shave off all 28 inches of her hair in a fundraiser for the Brain Tumour Foundation of Canada. She has launched a crowdfunding campaign on Canada Helps. (Photo courtesy of Britney Krzeminsk)
Britney Krzeminsk, a registered veterinary technician at Omemee Veterinary Hospital, is going to shave off all 28 inches of her hair in a fundraiser for the Brain Tumour Foundation of Canada. She has launched a crowdfunding campaign on Canada Helps. (Photo courtesy of Britney Krzeminsk)

An Omemee woman is going to shave her head in support of brain tumour research.

Britney Krzeminsk launched a fundraiser earlier this month in support of the Brain Tumour Foundation of Canada after someone she loves was diagnosed with a brain tumour in June.

“Through their journey it has become clear to me how important continued research into treatment of brain tumours is,” Britney writes on CanadaHelps. “We have come a long way, but there is still work to be done in getting anyone diagnosed with a brain tumour life-saving treatment and care.”

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As an added incentive to donors, Britney offered to cut lengths off her 28-inch mane of hair if she met her fundraising goals.

If she reached her $1,500 goal, she promised to shave her head completely — and she’s already raised over $2,000 with a month left to go.

Britney is a registered veterinary technician at Omemee Veterinary Hospital, and has also worked for the Ontario Turtle Conservation Centre, helping to care for and rehabilitate injured native Ontario turtles.

In addition to raising funds for brain tumour research, Britney Krzeminsk, will be donating her cut hair to a Toronto non-profit organization that makes wigs for those who have lost their hair due to illness. Omemee Veterinary Hospital, where Britney works, is supporting her cause by donating proceeds from its $10 cash 'fear free' nail trims in September to the Brain Tumour Foundation of Canada. (Photos courtesy of Britney Krzeminsk and Omemee Veterinary Hospital)
In addition to raising funds for brain tumour research, Britney Krzeminsk, will be donating her cut hair to a Toronto non-profit organization that makes wigs for those who have lost their hair due to illness. Omemee Veterinary Hospital, where Britney works, is supporting her cause by donating proceeds from its $10 cash ‘fear free’ nail trims in September to the Brain Tumour Foundation of Canada. (Photos courtesy of Britney Krzeminsk and Omemee Veterinary Hospital)

Omemee Veterinary Hospital is also supporting Britney’s cause, by donating proceeds from its $10 cash ‘fear free’ nail trims in September to the Brain Tumour Foundation of Canada.

If you’d like to support Britney’s fundraiser, which ends on October 16, you can donate at canadahelps.org/en/pages/britneys-head-shave-fundraiser/.

Britney will be donating her cut hair to Chai Lifeline Canada, a non-profit organization based in Toronto that makes wigs for those who have lost their hair due to illness.