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MONTREAL, NOVEMBER 16, 2017 – For Oren Sendel, a Secondary I   student at Royal Vale School in NDG, his current look is much more 1980’s rock star than your average 12-year-old. After two years of growing his hair, he’s almost ready for a well-deserved haircut. It will take place on Friday, November 17 (1:30 pm.) at the school (5851 Somerled).

After hearing a story about a child who grew his hair for the purpose of creating a wig for cancer patients, he decided to follow that example.  Yet, Oren’s efforts serve two unique purposes. While his hair, which extends well beyond his shoulders, will be turned into a wig as well, his goal is also to raise awareness and funds for Multiple Sclerosis.

With that in mind, Oren is calling upon friends and family for donations to the Montreal Neurological Hospital, in the care of the Multiple Sclerosis Clinic.  His website is

 “This is a disease that affects people in multiple ways. I have seen my mother struggle with this disease, which is why I want to help others like her,” said Oren. “The money can be used to pay for a taxi on a day when a patient is exhausted, or buy a cane for someone who needs one. It can also be used to offset the cost of the medicine need as they are very expensive. I trust that the hospital will know where the money is most needed.”

Donations can be made at the following link:

Michael J. Cohen
Communications and Marketing Specialist
English Montreal School Board
Tel: (514) 483-7200 ext. 7243
Fax: (514) 483-7213