No stranger to charity events, Han Chiang College (HCC) lecturer Eric Seaton is going bald to help raise funds for the needy this 16 July.
Organised by Penang Adventist Hospital, the head-shaving and food carnival event hopes to raise RM1 million for its Dr J Earl Gardner Fund.
The funds will help needy patients who undergo major surgeries due to chronic ailments.
Asked why he chooses to take part, Seaton said he had shaved his hair before to show support for one of his friends who suffers from alopecia areata, a hair-loss condition.
“Going bald for charity is a once in a lifetime opportunity and the hair will be donated to Locks of Hope to be turned into wigs for cancer patients,” he said as he encouraged HCC students to participate.
“You can even show your support by trimming six inches of your hair or attend the food carnival as all proceeds go to charity,” he added.
HCC students who are keen to make quality medical treatment more accessible, see Seaton in School of Communication and get registered.