The Marie-Hélène Côté Shave-o-thon of the On the Tip of the Toes Foundation is an initiative of Réjean Côté and Dominique Larouche whose daughter, Marie-Hélène, was a participant in the hiking expedition on Ellesmere Island in the Arctic in 2000.
In order to thank the On the Tip of the Toes Foundation for providing the happy last moments for his daughter, Marie-Hélène’s father, Réjean Côté, placed a price on his own head in 2001. He collected some $800 that he has generously donated to us. Over the years, over 2 million dollars were raised by more than 1,200 brave supporters.
Ever since, many great achievements were registered in the history of the Shave-o-thon. The success of this event is largely due to the huge generosity of the people of the Saguenay-Lac-Saint-Jean region and elsewhere who dare to place a price on their heads or who generously support our participants in their fundraising activities. This success would not be possible without the dedication of the organizing committee, the involvement of all our volunteers and honorary presidents, our generous sponsors and donors and, of course, our brave “shavees” throughout the years.
Bolstered by the invaluable support we receive, we have the highest hopes for the coming years. Again this year, generous and motivated individuals are already declaring themselves willing to shave their heads to raise funds for our organization. Will you be among them?
Registration will open soon!