Tanner Blake, an eight-year-old from Bonnyville, had been begging his mom to allow him to dye his hair pink for a few months, like most parents, his mother, Jordan thought it would pass. But the months went on and the begging intensified. Jordan finally broke, and together with her son, came up with a plan that would allow the boy to explore his creativity, while helping others.
Jordan first suggested her son wait till October to go pink, since the month is Breast Cancer Awareness Month. Tanner loved that idea and took it a step further, by trying to raise money for sick children at the Stollery Children’s Hospital in Edmonton. The pair got to thinking, there’s many colours that represent many illnesses, why not change Tanner’s hair every week to support different illnesses? So that’s what they’re doing.
Tanner hopes to raise $500 for the children’s hospital by the end of the month. Currently his hair is pink, however it will change this weekend. The colour will be decided via voting on a Facebook Page that Jordan created to spread awareness of her son’s kind act. You can join the group, vote on Tanner’s next colour, and keep up-to-date on the young philanthropist.
A site has been set up to collect donations, Tanner’s Crazy Colored Hair for Kids, which will be given to the Stollery Children’s Hospital. You can show your support and help this fantastic cause by visiting Tanner’s Crazy Colored Hair for Kids on Facebook or by making a donation online.