Tuesday May 17, 2011

Local News 

Hair Aware

9-year-old donates hair to cancer at next roller derby match

Released by the BC Government


few days ago, nine year-old Jinaya Towson announced to her mother that she was going to shave her head.  When asked why, she simply said: "for cancer".  Jinaya's mother, Vikki Towson (also known as Deathtrap Diva of the Reign Valley Vixens Women's' Roller Derby League), was taken aback, but incredibly proud of her daughter.


Jinaya would like to call for support from her school (Ecole Margaret Stenersen Elementary) and the community to help her raise money to help her fight the battle against cancer and spread awareness.

She will be collecting donations from now until May 28th, when the amount raised will be announced during the Battle for Boobs, a roller derby event promoting breast cancer awareness.  Fans can meet Jinaya in the lobby of the MSA arena before the game.


The brave nine-year-old will have her hair cut (by a roller girl) during the first half time break at MSA arena on May 28th - during the Reign Valley Vixens' double-header roller derby bout, Battle for Boobs.


Along with Jinaya's efforts, the Vixens are donating the proceeds from the sale of special one-of-a-kind game shirts and custom-made helmet covers that evening.


For more details e-mail here or call 778-808-5380


Event: Battle for Boobs www.facebook.com/event.php?eid=203238306384452

Where: MSA Arena, Abbotsford

Time: Doors open 5:30pm, Game 6pm (head-shaving aprox 7:30pm)

Reign Valley Vixens - www.rvvrd.com


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