Sixty-one ComfortDelGro cabbies, along with seven members of public, shaved their heads in support of the annual fundraising event, Hair for Hope on Thursday (Jun 18).
A cheque of S$40,000 was presented to the Children’s Cancer Foundation – half of the amount from the CabbyCare Charity Group, a voluntary organisation made up of 150 Comfort DelGro drivers while the taxi company matched their contribution dollar-for-dollar.
This is the second year CabbyCare Charity Group is supporting children suffering from cancer.
The cause is close to the heart of 63-year-old Kanapathy Shunmugam. Having had a family member who had leukaemia, the cab driver made it a point to show his support by shaving his head.
“I would say that it is very important because there are a lot of children who are going through cancer and they think that by losing their hair, it is a bit shameful. So to support and give them strength, we shave for them for hope,” he said.
CabbyCare was formed in 2000 by ComfortDelGro taxi drivers with the aim of helping the underprivileged in the community.