UBC rugby player gets haircut, raises over $10,000 for childhood cancer

Mar 28 2017, 5:59 pm

They call him “Goldilocks.”

And for good reason.

UBC rugby scrum half Cole Keffer had long blonde hair since childhood. But no more.

Image: Wilson Wong / UBC Athletics

Keffer got his first real haircut on Sunday in front of his Thunderbirds teammates, friends, and family at the Gerald McGavin Rugby Centre at UBC on Sunday. In his life, Keffer had only ever had his hair trimmed. The last time it didn’t extend to at least his shoulders was when he was an infant.

“I feel pretty good. I almost feel lighter,” Keffer said moments after getting his first buzzcut. “I didn’t think I’d feel this different, but I like it. It’s good.”

It was all for a great cause, raising money for Childhood Cancer Canada.

To date, Keffer has already raised over $10,675 – surpassing his target – through online and in-person fundraising.

“I’m glad I’m in a position to help,” Keffer said, with a big smile on his face. “I should have done this a long time ago.”


All money raised will go to fund research for Childhood Cancer Canada and “Goldilocks'” hair will be donated to Wigs For Kids BC, an organization that gives free wigs to children suffering from cancer who cannot afford them.

To donate, please visit Cole’s Childhood Cancer fundraising page.



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