Woman Shaves Head for Cancer, Loses Job

 - Jun 8, 2008
References: cbc
A Canadian woman lost her job as a waitress at Nathaniel's restaurant because she shaved her head to help raise $2,700 for a local cancer research fundraiser! What shortsighted and intolerant management!

Stacey Fearnal's charity shave was a show of support for a friend battling cancer and in memory of her father who lost his life to cancer.

"I felt like this was a pretty easy thing for me to do to raise money to help people. I think it's for a good cause," Fearnal went on, "It's not hurting anybody and it doesn't affect my ability to work."

When she came back to work practically bald, the management sent her home and told her not to come back.

Rowena Pinto, spokeswoman for the Canadian Cancer Society, said, "We want to underline that it's supporters like Stacey that enable us to carry out our mission."

She adding this is the first such incident her organization has ever heard of in relation to any of its fundraising events.