Youngster cutting locks for cancer

Seven-year-old Eden Makaro of Watch Lake will cut her long hair to raise money for the Terry Fox Foundation

Eden Makaro will cut her long hair on Oct. 27 to raise money for cancer research.

Eden Makaro will cut her long hair on Oct. 27 to raise money for cancer research.

Seven-year-old Eden Makaro of Watch Lake has had enough of witnessing how cancer affects the people she loves.

Her grandmother just recovered from breast cancer, a cousin recently beat cervical cancer and a great-aunt passed away from cancer.

The disease makes her angry and she plans to do her part in combating it.

On Oct. 27, Eden, her family and friends will hold a family fun day at 70 Mile House Community Hall where she will cut her long hair to raise money for the Terry Fox Foundation.

She is taking pledges and a pledge sheet can be found at 70 Mile House General Store.

Eden wants people to come to the event, make a cash donation and enjoy the day.

There will be a Halloween costume party with prizes, games, a cakewalk, silent auction, hotdogs and a pumpkin carving competition. People must bring their own pumpkin.

The event goes from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.

People can make online pledges at http://my.e2rm.com/personalPage.aspx?registrationID=1664733&langPref=en-CA.