We hope you had a fantastic summer filled with loads of happy new memories. You earned it after all the great work you did for young adults diagnosed with cancer during the 2017 Shave for the Brave!

Thanks to you, we were able to change the lives of over 130 young adults affected by cancer over the last few months through our Survivor Conference, Retreat Yourself BC, and Retreat Yourself Adventure (which is happening right now)!

Now that you’re rested and adjusted to your fall schedules, we wanted to remind you that it’s never too early to sign up to Shave for the Brave in 2018. In fact, one school already has its eye on a May 2018 date!

Get in touch with us at if you’re ready to sign up to change more lives this year, or if you have any questions. We’re always happy to chat!

Thanks again, and always…
Live life. Love life.

Geoff Eaton
Executive director

High five to YACCers Keri Kuhn and Nadia Hillier, their ten Shavers, and everyone who came out to volunteer or support the Dartmouth Community Shave for the Brave on June 10! Your efforts raised over $4,700 to help fund programs to help young adults like Keri and Nadia live and love life after a cancer diagnosis.

Adam Howe and Charlotte Sider Shaved for the Brave on May 30, 2017! Adam earned his fourth yellow toque while first-time Shaver Charlotte donated over 11 inches of her hair. This dynamic duo raised over $2,100 together!

Special thank you to Angie Hart (of Angie’s Hair with Hart), for donating her time, tools, and talent; and to Lori Howe for bringing it all together.

Photo: Julie Michaud

On May 28, 2017 Archer Michaud and friends raised over $4,300 with their Shave for the Brave in Fall River, NS!

The second grader is a repeat Shaver, and was inspired to host this event in support of his mom, Julie, who was diagnosed with metastatic breast cancer a couple of years ago after dealing with breast cancer when he was a baby. Julie has been a part of the YACC family since 2011, and Archer wanted to support the organization that has helped his mom cope with cancer.

So many virtual high fives going out to that young man! Thank you to everyone who signed up to Shave with Archer, donated to the event, and helped spread the word. Your actions change lives.


From around the web:

Cancer fighters appreciate funding from Fall River event” (The Chronicle Herald)

Raising money for Shave for the Brave” (The Laker)


Shave sponsor Public Service Credit Union (PSCU) offered to match Snook’s Shave donations up to $5,000! The day after he Shaved at the Brave Brunch, they presented the cheque!

Thank you for continuing to find fun and engaging ways to support young adults affected by cancer!

Brunch never looked so brave

May 30, 2017 by admin

Executive chef Peter Wedgwood, Brian Cuff of Whitecap International Seafood Exporters, MP Nick Whalen, Karl Smith of Fortis, and Snook put their heads on the line in front of a sold out room at the first annual Shave for the Brave Brunch at YellowBelly Brewery on Sunday, May 28. The event raised $163,000—including over $111,000 raised by Smith.

The Brave Brunch was an event for the St. John’s community to come out and cheer on their friends as they got the most powerful haircut of their lives in support of young adults living with, through, and beyond cancer. YACC’s mission is to support young adults as they move through and beyond cancer. To be the connection to peers, bridge out of isolation, and source of inspiration. Any cancer, any stage, YACC’s got their back.

Special thank yous to the Shavers, Heather Hunt and her team of volunteers from RBC for setting up the room, Fogtown Barber & Shop, Bernice from the Head Room, auctioneer Wayne Bartlett, YellowBelly Brewery, our Brave Brunch committee and sponsors, and everyone who donated or came out in support of this event!

Shave sponsor the Public Service Credit Union offered to match Snook’s Shave donations up to $5,000! Yesterday, they presented the cheque!


Visit Shave for the Brave on Facebook for more photos!


Thank you to our Brave Brunch sponsors!

Staff and students of Gander Collegiate gathered in the school’s gym for their first Shave for the Brave on May 26. Five Shavers took to the stage to shed their locks in support of Young Adult Cancer Canada.

Teacher Anushya Somers not only raised over $4,600, but also shaved in support of her husband who is currently battling cancer. Another teacher, Andrew Hicks, also got in on the action and shaved his head and beard for the first time in 12 years! Together the five shavers raised over $6,400.

Huge thank you to Head Hunters Amanda Kennedy and Laura Curtis for organizing the Shave, and to Mr. Drover and all the staff and students at Gander Collegiate for being so engaged and supportive. Thank you to Nakita from the Lucky 7 Barber and Beauty Salon for volunteering your time and skills.

On May 26, 2017, Smallwood Academy in Gambo, NL hosted its fourth Shave for the Brave. Parents, teachers, and students gathered in the school gym to cheer on and support the 15 shavers who took to the stage.

Before the razors started to roar, the choir and school band performed, followed by the school’s dance team—we loved it! The energy remained high as Shavers took to the stage to shed their locks.

Together the Shavers raised over $2,000! This puts their four-year total at 109 heads shaved and over $14,000 raised for young adults dealing with cancer. Awesome!

Huge thank you to Joanne Broders, teacher and Head Hunter for another amazing Shave, and to all the parents, students, and staff at Smallwood Academy for the continued support!

Five members of Browning Harvey Ltd. team faced the roar of the razor on May 26 in support of Young Adult Cancer Canada (YACC) and raised over $5,700!

We need to take a minute to make sure you know just how much these folks have YACC’s back. Not only did they hold a great Shave for the Brave, they have been engaged Shave sponsors for years, AND have helped us get dozens of young adults to YACC’s face-to-face programs when the cost of travel would have otherwise prevented them from being there.

Browning Harvey Ltd. has been directly responsible for helping so many young adults cope with cancer and its challenges; let’s give ’em a round of high fives!

On May 18, 2017, students, teachers, and parents gathered in the gymnasium at Larkhall Academy in St. John’s, NL for their second Shave for the Brave, and the energy was phenomenal! Students cheered on the 18 shavers who faced the roar of the razor with chanting, applauding, and singing. The students even finished the Shave with their school chant — we loved it!

Together the Shavers raised over $2,700! Big thanks to Head Hunter Krista Molloy and all the staff, parents, and students at Larkhall Academy for the amazing support and passion. Another shout out and thank you to Lorraine and the stylists from Salon Fredrick’s in the Village Mall for volunteering your amazing skills and for the continued dedication to Shave for the Brave!

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