Omemee’s Britney Krzeminsk shaves her head after raising $4,100 for brain tumour research

Vet tech at Omemee Veterinary Hospital is also donating her cut hair to Chai Lifeline Canada

Omemee resident Britney Krzeminsk shows off her new look after having three 28-inch braids of her hair cut off on October 24, 2021 at Glenda's Place Hair Salon in Peterborough. After far exceeding her original fundraising goal by raising $4,100 for the Brain Tumour Foundation of Canada, Britney also had her head shaved. (Photo: Omemee Veterinary Hospital / Facebook)
Omemee resident Britney Krzeminsk shows off her new look after having three 28-inch braids of her hair cut off on October 24, 2021 at Glenda's Place Hair Salon in Peterborough. After far exceeding her original fundraising goal by raising $4,100 for the Brain Tumour Foundation of Canada, Britney also had her head shaved. (Photo: Omemee Veterinary Hospital / Facebook)

An Omemee woman has made good on her promise to shave her head in support of brain tumour research.

Earlier this fall, Britney Krzeminsk launched a fundraiser in support of the Brain Tumour Foundation of Canada after someone she loves was diagnosed with a brain tumour in June. 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 total $1,500 goal, she promised to shave her head completely.

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By the end of her fundraising campaign, Britney had raised $4,100 — almost three times her original goal.

So, on Sunday (October 24), which was Brain Cancer Awareness Day in Canada, Britney visited Glenda’s Place Hair Salon in Peterborough, where owner Glenda Shields came in on her day off to personally cut off three 28-inch braids of Britney’s hair — and then proceeded to shave Britney’s head.

“Due to the huge success of my fundraiser, my husband and my mom also got in on the head-shaving action,” Britney writes in a Facebook post.

On Brain Cancer Awareness Day in Canada (October 24, 2021), Britney Krzeminsk visit Glenda's Place Hair Salon in Peterborough to have her three 28-inch braids of her hair cut off. She promised to cut off all her hair and shave her head if she met her fundraising goal for the Brain Tumour Foundation of Canada. (Photos: Omemee Veterinary Hospital / Facebook)
On Brain Cancer Awareness Day in Canada (October 24, 2021), Britney Krzeminsk visit Glenda’s Place Hair Salon in Peterborough to have her three 28-inch braids of her hair cut off. She promised to cut off all her hair and shave her head if she met her fundraising goal for the Brain Tumour Foundation of Canada. (Photos: Omemee Veterinary Hospital / Facebook)
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Britney Krzeminsk is donating the three 28-inch braids of her hair cut off on October 24, 2021 at Glenda's Place Hair Salon in Peterborough to Chai Lifeline Canada, a non-profit organization based in Toronto that makes wigs for those who have lost their hair due to illness. Her husband and mother joined her to have their heads shaved as well. (Photos: Omemee Veterinary Hospital / Facebook and Britney Krzeminsk / Facebook)
Britney Krzeminsk is donating the three 28-inch braids of her hair cut off on October 24, 2021 at Glenda’s Place Hair Salon in Peterborough to Chai Lifeline Canada, a non-profit organization based in Toronto that makes wigs for those who have lost their hair due to illness. Her husband and mother joined her to have their heads shaved as well. (Photos: Omemee Veterinary Hospital / Facebook and Britney Krzeminsk / Facebook)

In addition to the funds she has raised for the Brain Tumour Foundation of Canada, Britney has donated 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.

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.

Omemee Veterinary Hospital also supported Britney’s cause, raising $515 for the Brain Tumour Foundation of Canada during September by donating proceeds from its $10 cash ‘fear free’ nail trims.

Today is national Brain Cancer Awareness Day, so was a fitting day for the end of my head shave fundraiser. Thank you so…

Posted by Britney Krzeminski on Sunday, October 24, 2021