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Shelby Parsons
110 percent of goal achieved.
Goal: $500.00
Achieved: $550.09

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Thank you for taking the time to visit my page to support the mission of the Canadian Cancer Society.

I am participating in raising donations to cut my hair to help make wigs for women who have lost their hair as a result of cancer treatment.

I have decided to do this in memory of a beloved colleague Sheri Murphy-Bonia. I have chosen to do this on behalf of Sheri's memory because she has helped me grow personally and professionally to which I wouldn't be the person I am today without her.

In 2010, I graduated from the Travel and Tourism program. Being a young adult (19) new to St.John's and fresh out of College I applied to a few different travel agencies to fullfill my dream of being a travel agent. The only agency to offer an interview was LeGrow's Travel. I had an interview with Sheri Murphy-Bonia,  HR manager for LeGrow's Travel and the President of the company. Needless to say, I was very nervous but they offered me the position of Travel Counsellor. I was over the moon estatic! The same day I was hired my manager at the time went on sick leave due to cancer. In the interm, Sheri filled in at my branch as acting manager until we had the position filled. Over the next year I was having a hard time adjusting to living in St.John's permanently away from family and friends so I mentioned to Sheri about how I was feeling down and with that she came by, picked me up to have a chat as a good friend. This alone showed me the compassion Sheri had for her job and colleagues.

In 2014, Sheri was diagnosed with cancer which kept spreading and early this spring she was unable to keep up her good fight and lost her courageous battle with cancer.

The money raised helps fund the most promising research projects in the country, provide information services and support programs in the community and advocate for public policies that prevent cancer and help people living with cancer.

Please pledge me and help me reach my fundraising goal! Every pledge takes us one step further in the fight for life. Online pledging is secure and saves the Canadian Cancer Society money by reducing administrative costs.

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