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Join us and donate your hair live on Global News Morning BC Oct. 19

Sonia Sunger and some of the participants on Global News Morning BC's first haircut donation day in 2017. Global News

Last year, Global News Morning BC host Sonia Sunger was joined by 20 people to donate their hair to the Canadian Cancer Society’s Wig Bank Program.

This year, even more are joining us!

The donated hair will be going to the wig bank program but also to Wigs For Kids in light of the thefts of the children’s wigs from Eva and Company Wigs.

While Sonia is not cutting her hair again, we asked our viewers to join us in donating more hair to help those battling cancer.

It is now too late to take part this year but please join us the morning of Oct. 19 and hear the inspiring stories of why so many people are cutting their hair and what impact it will have for so many British Columbians.

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Join the conversation online with the hashtag #globalbchairdonations and if you couldn’t join us in person but you’re still cutting your hair, post on social media and use the hashtag and we’ll help spread the word!

WATCH: The importance of the Canadian Cancer Society wig bank

Click to play video: 'The importance of the Canadian Cancer Society wig bank' The importance of the Canadian Cancer Society wig bank
The importance of the Canadian Cancer Society wig bank – Apr 20, 2018

Here’s what you need to know:

When: Morning of Friday Oct. 19 between 6 and 9 a.m. (during Breast Cancer Awareness Month)

Where: Global BC – 7850 Enterprise Street, Burnaby

Who: Anyone who has more than eight inches of hair to cut and donate. Hair cannot be dyed or chemically treated and must be less than five per cent grey

What: Hair will be donated to the Canadian Cancer Society’s Wig Bank Program and Wigs for Kids to create wigs for people who’ve lost their hair through chemotherapy

Why: To help support people undergoing cancer treatment.  The motivation from the first hair donation drive last year came from

Sonia Sunger and some of the participants during the hair donation drive in October, 2017. Credit: Global News.
Sonia Sunger and some of the participants during the hair donation drive in October, 2017. Credit: Global News.

WATCH: Global News Morning Host Sonia Sunger discusses the importance of the Wig Bank program with the Canadian Cancer Society’s Sandra Krueckl.

Click to play video: 'Sonia Sunger Announces Canadian Cancer Society Wig Bank Program Hair Donation' Sonia Sunger Announces Canadian Cancer Society Wig Bank Program Hair Donation
Sonia Sunger Announces Canadian Cancer Society Wig Bank Program Hair Donation – Oct 2, 2017

Sonia wanted to donate her hair after watching her own mother battle and beat breast cancer three times. Sonia’s hair won’t be long enough to donate this year, so she’s putting out the request to anyone who’d like to donate.

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WATCH: Global BC anchor Sonia Sunger shares insights as she donates her hair to the Canadian Cancer Society’s wig banks program on Oct. 20.

Click to play video: 'Sonia Sunger: As I donate my hair, I remember my mom’s diagnosis' Sonia Sunger: As I donate my hair, I remember my mom’s diagnosis
Sonia Sunger: As I donate my hair, I remember my mom’s diagnosis – Oct 11, 2017

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