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Overlake Terrace to hold Shave-a-Thon on Oct. 14 to support breast cancer research

Nancy Chaney (standing) shaves the head of David Standring, personal preferences coordinator at Redmond
Nancy Chaney (standing) shaves the head of David Standring, personal preferences coordinator at Redmond's Overlake Terrace assisted living community during last year's Shave-a-Thon fundraiser for the Susan G Komen breast cancer foundation. This year's Shave-a-Thon will take place Oct. 14 at 2 p.m.
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On Oct. 14, Overlake Terrace Assisted Living and Independent Living in Redmond will hold it annual Shave-a-Thon event in support of breast cancer research.

The event is in its third year and was started by David Standring, personal preferences coordinator at Overlake Terrace. Standring lost his sister Ann to breast cancer in 2007 at age 47.

"As time passed, I wanted to do something to show my appreciation to such a great sister," he said.

Standring created a team for the "Passionately Pink for the Cure" program, which is a fundraising opportunity for the Susan G. Komen for the Cure, a foundation dedicated to funding breast cancer research and educational programs in local communities. This year, Standring's team is "Ann's Hair Razors @ Overlake Terrace 2011."

This year, there will be seven volunteers who will lose their hair for the cause at the upcoming shave-a-thon, Standring said.

The team's goal is to raise $2,000 with a few mini goals set at specific dollar amounts: If the team reaches $1,000, Standring said he will dye his hair pink for the week leading up to the shave-a-thon; if they reach $1,500, Standring will dress as a lady and if they reach $1,800, he said he will take a "polar bear" plunge into one of the local lakes.

"On the day of the event I plan to also sell wax strips, which will be used to wax my legs," Standring said.

The shave-a-thon at Overlake Terrace, located at 2956 152nd Ave. N.E., will begin at 2 p.m. Standring said those who want to support the team can attend and wear pink (if they choose).

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