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REF NO.: 156

SUBJECT: Memorial University’s Faculty of Medicine Shaves for the Brave

DATE: May 19

Medical students, parents, faculty and staff of Memorial University’s Faculty of Medicine will participate in Shave for the Brave on Tuesday, May 19, from 12-12:30 p.m. in the Medical Education Centre atrium.

Shave for the Brave is Young Adult Cancer Canada’s (YACC) largest annual fundraiser. It is a powerful event where shavers, supporters and volunteers come together to lose locks in support of the 7,000 young adults in Canada diagnosed with cancer every year.

The seven shavers from the Faculty of Medicine will include associate dean of undergraduate medical education Dr. Donald McKay, medical students, parents and a staff member.

YACC’s mission is to support young adults as they move through and beyond cancer; to be the connection to peers, bridge out of isolation, and source of inspiration. Any cancer, any stage, YACC’s got their back.

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For more information, please contact Elizabeth Furey, communications co-ordinator, Faculty of Medicine, at 709-864-6358 or


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