Birthday boy becomes 10,000th Canadian to have head shaved for charity

Bonnie Belec
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Today is Tyler Haley's eighth birthday and his is the 10,000th head in the country to be shorn for the annual Shave for the Brave.

Tyler Haley was the 10,000 shaver to register for Shave for the Brave in the country and was honoured with a special touque at his school in St. John's Wednesday. Photo by Bonnie Belec/The Telegram

The event is being held at Cowan Heights Elementary in St. John’s as a fundraiser for Young Adult Cancer Canada.

Tyler didn’t know he would be the one to mark the milestone, said YACC’s executive director, Geoff Eaton.

The energy level is through the roof at the school as more than 70 children have their heads shaved.

Survivors, first-time shavers, students and family have filled the St. John's gymnasium as they eagerly await the final tally of how much money has been raised.

The Telegram will have more details when the event is over.

Geographic location: St. John's

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