Date of the activity

From May 18 to May 29, 2020

Registration Deadline

13 June 2020

Number of Participants

1000 maximum


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?

Join the adventure and register now!

How does it work?

Cancer is not taking a break, and young people continue to need us. That said, we are forced to change our plans for the Shave-O-Thon Marie-Hélène Côté. For the moment, the fundraising continues but there will be no event on May 2, 2020, as initially planned. For now, we can’t report this event so we have decided to change the formula, even though we would have love to celebrate with you all.

Here is what the 2020 edition will look like

  • Register for the Shave-O-Thon and collect some money.
  • You will receive precise information on how to do it at home.
  • Between May 18-29, Shave your hair at home.
  • Take some pictures and video and send them to us, we will edit a nice video
  • Saturday, June 13th, there will be an event to bring an end to this campaing. We will share with you the details so you could join us online.
Rase-O-Thon Marie-Hélène Côté

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