Woman goes bald for relay

NOT MANY people would want to be bald in the winter but one woman is doing it for a good cause.

BRENDA HAAKSTAD gets her head shaved for the first time yesterday in her quest to get her head shaved every week for one year to raise awareness about the Relay for Life. That's Sheila Haugan doing the shaving at the Grande Ole Barbershop.

NOT MANY people would want to be bald in the winter with the below zero temperatures and wind chill but one woman is doing it for a good cause.

Brenda Haakstad plans to get her head shaved every week for one year to raise awareness about the Canadian Cancer Society’s Relay for Life.

“I can’t give funds unlimited but I can give the hair on my head,” she said.

Haakstad is looking for cash donations for the relay and invites people to get their heads shaved too.

“If anyone wants to join me, they’re welcome to,” she said, adding it’s “freeing.”

While many women might worry what they would look like bald, she said you don’t know until you try it and she has no problem getting her head shaved.

Haakstad was one of the first non-police officers to shave her head for Cops for Cancer back in the 1990s, she said.