31,310 people already did it and many more will do it in 2010...

MONTREAL, April 14 /CNW Telbec/ - In 2004, Jean-Michel Anctil did it. In 2006, it was Henri Richard. In 2008, Michèle Barbara Pelletier. In 2009, Dany Turcotte and André Ducharme. In early 2010, Eduardo Sebrango from the Montreal Impact also did it. Very soon, Éric Lucas and Andrew Ranger will do it and join the 31,310 people who have already done it to help downplay hair loss for children with cancer and to raise funds for Leucan. Starting today throughout Quebec, the unique wave of solidarity known as the Leucan Shaved Head Challenge is launched.

With this year's theme, "Hats off to my hero!", the Leucan 2010 Shaved Head Challenge welcomes talented singer Annie Villeneuve as its provincial spokesperson: "It's impressive, not to mention touching, to see all these people come together to support such an important cause and to experience the Leucan Shaved Head Challenge. I encourage you to become a hero for children with cancer yourself by taking on the Challenge, by sponsoring a participant or simply by talking about the event."

At the provincial level, the Leucan Shaved Head Challenge will take place in more than 35 shaving sites on Sunday, June 13. However, the Challenge is also a year-round event in a few regions and for organized groups, as it is possible for companies, schools, and organizations to put together a Shaved Head Challenge at the date of their choice, with the logistical support of Leucan.

After 10 years, the Leucan Shaved Head Challenge is probably THE most important event in the province where people get their heads shaved to show their solidarity to children with cancer. To register, sponsor a participant or for more information, visit www.tetesrasees.com.

Leucan warmly thanks Jean Coutu, as well as the provincial sponsors of this 2010 edition: Fédération des producteurs d'œufs de consommation du Québec, Schick, Ombrelle, Productions Extrême, Microban by Noveko.

Leucan was founded in 1978. In addition to its support for clinical research, the Association provides to children with cancer and their families many services adapted to their needs: welcome, emotional assistance and support, financial assistance, massage therapy, hosting and support in playrooms, socio-recreational activities, school life services and end-of-life and bereavement follow-up services. Besides its head office in Montreal, Leucan has eight regional offices and more than 8,400 members throughout Quebec.


For further information: For further information: Public relations: Paul Goulet, GO Relations Publiques, (514) 710-8290, gouletp@commgo.com; Source: Isabelle Giguère, Leucan, (514) 731-3696, 1-800-361-9643, ext. 208, isabelle.giguere@leucan.qc.ca

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