Cut your hair off against cancer
Kelly Aubertin is an inspiring woman who works every day in the fight against cancer. The tragic fate of two of her grandparents: both of whom taken by cancer, led the young scientist to Quebec in the pursuit of her studies. For more than 2 years, she has been working as a postdoctoral researcher in biomedical optics at the Centre de recherche du Centre hospitalier de l'Université de Montréal (CRCHUM) on projects for the development of new diagnostic techniques.
In March 2018, she donated her hair to a woman who has lost hers to chemo and raised funds for the Institut du Cancer de Montréal in the support of breast cancer research. She finally raised 1 715 $ with her campaign.
"By donating my hair, I wish to give back some femininity to a woman who fights cancer. With donations, I want the Institute to finance other cancer research projects, "says the young researcher.