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WaterWalkers Wigs for Kids BC Night

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12631 Vulcan Way
Richmond, BC

The 1st WaterWalkers Entertainment fundraiser benefiting Wigs for Kids B.C. (W4K). “We are excited to host this event and help Wigs for Kids B.C. continue their important work in the community,” says Shawn Moss, 16 year old founder of WaterWalkers Entertainment.Bev Friesen, W4K chairperson says “Not only is it amazing that such a young person has started his own business but that he is already giving back to the community by hosting this event is just incredible. We are so proud and excited that he chose Wigs for Kids BC as the recipient.”

WaterWalkers is a giant clear ball (think Hamster) that a person gets into and “walks on water”

Friesen launched the charity in 2006 when she discovered there were no programs in place to help cover the cost of human hair wigs, which can cost from $800.00 and up. In addition to wigs, the charity also funds essential drugs and feeding supplies that are not covered by M.S.P. Friesen says, “When a child has a serious illness it takes an enormous toll on the entire family– both emotionally and financially. The assistance we provide makes the family’s burden a little lighter so they can focus more of their time and energy on caring for their sick child.”

When 19-year-old Wigs for Kids B.C. spokesperson and wig recipient Alex Walker was 16, she was diagnosed with a form of blood cancer called Non-Hodgkins Lymphoma. Walker’s treatment included 13 rounds of chemotherapy that subjected her to debilitating nausea and near constant pain. But of all the things she had to deal with, the thing that upset her most was the loss of her beautiful, long brown hair. “Losing my hair was huge. When you go into the hospital you kind of lose your identity – your sense of self. You’re in clothes that aren’t yours and you’re doing things that you don’t normally do,” says Walker. “My wig gave me more confidence and allowed me to be myself again.”

100% of the proceeds from the night will go to Wigs for Kids BC and help kids live better with cancer.