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Tracey Schmidt holds up the $3,710 that was raised for the Allan Blair Cancer Centre in Regina alongside Tammy Fowlie of Good Lookin' Hairstyling. Fowlie shaved Schmidt's head Saturday afternoon at the Lynbrook Golf Course. Times-Herald photo by Nathan Liewicki
Tracey Schmidt will not have to worry about spending money on shampoo and conditioner for the next little while.
Let alone a hair cut.
Schmidt's long, brown hair is no more.
"I can't believe I'm bald," the lumber yard worker repeated in the minutes that followed the shaving of her head.
Approximately four months ago Schmidt said she wanted to cut her hair, but put it off. She knew that the 24th annual Carl Jorgensen Memorial Golf Tournament was being held in early September and that meant someone was probably going to get their head shaved.
She thought why not her.
"I thought it would be cool to shave my head," Schmidt noted. "A lot of people wanted to see me bald."
Schmidt's goal was to raise $2,500 for the Allan Blair Cancer Centre in Regina.
She should have set the bar higher.
More than $3,700 was raised – $3,710 to be exact – over the past 20 days or so.
Schmidt played in the tournament which honours Dave Jorgensen's father. He was on hand at the Lynbrook Golf Course on Saturday and was very appreciative of what Schmidt did.
"It's very special for myself and my family," said Jorgensen. "We are very proud of (Tracey). It takes a very brave woman to do something like this."
The tournament actually began in 1987 – a year after Jorgensen's father succumbed to cancer – but it was not until 1990 that they started raising money for the deadly disease.
In total, it's estimated that over $100,000 has been raised since the tournament's inception.
Schmidt didn't expect people to be so generous, so she was happy to have Lookin' Good Hairstyling's Tammy Fowlie shave her head.
However, not everyone in attendance thought Schmidt's bare head looked good on her.
"I don't want to go near the bald person," said Charli Morhart, as she purposefully ran away from her aunt.
Schmidt just laughed off her niece's words and headed back into the clubhouse five or so pounds lighter than she had been 15 minutes earlier.
Nathan Liewicki can be reached at 306-691-1256 or follow him on Twitter @liewicks