If you have seen an unusually high number of people walking around town with blue hair recently, you may have been witnessing the first half of the Go Blue! Go Bald! head shaving challenge, put on by West Jet in support of the Make-A-Wish Foundation. Last Saturday saw dozens of people flood the main building of the Region of Waterloo International Airport in Breslau, some participating in the challenge, some there to support friends or family and some simply to take in the festivities.
This is the third year that the event has happened at the local airport, an event in which community members pledge to raise awareness and funds for the Make-A-Wish Foundation by dying their hair blue, and a few weeks later shaving it off completely. The money raised goes towards completing the organization’s mission of granting the wishes of children with life-threatening medical conditions.
West Jet also partners with the organization and donates flights to Make-A-Wish chapters across Canada to help fulfill travel wishes.