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Canadian Luge Athlete Gets Inspirational Haircut for Kids Cancer Care

Arianne Jones hosts children from Kids Cancer Care community at Luge Track in Calgary November 1

CALGARY—It will likely go down as one of the most rewarding days at the start line of a luge track for Canadian athlete, Arianne Jones, when a group of young inspiring barbers from Kids Cancer Care community cut her hair for children with cancer on November 1 at 10:30 a.m.

The born and raised Calgarian, who is one of the top luge athletes in the world, along with many of her World Cup and Olympic teammates, will host a group of Calgary teens affected by cancer for a morning of luge and inspiration. The 22-year-old Jones will take part in a motivational presentation before inviting each teen to cut a chunk of her hair while sitting on a chair in front of the start handles on the luge track in the Ice House at WinSport’s Canada Olympic Park. Jones and the kids will then hop on a sled and take their turns heading down the icy chute.

 Who:             Arianne Jones - Canadian Luge Team

                       Olympic and World Cup Luge Athletes

                       Kids Cancer Care Teens


When:            November 1, 2012

                       10:30 a.m.


Where:           Luge Start Training Facility

                       Ice House – Canada Olympic Park



Photos:         Arianne Jones getting hair cut from a group of teens from the Kids Cancer Care community

                      Teenagers sliding on luge sleds and teaming up with World Cup athletes




Chris Dornan                                                       Gail Corbett

Media and Public Relations                Communications Manager

Canadian Luge Association                Kids Cancer Care Foundation of Alberta

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