23 Jul '11, 9am

Health minister Gan plays the barber in Hair for Hope

Health minister Gan plays the barber in Hair for Hope

At the head-shaving event organised by non-profit Children's Cancer Foundation (CCF), guest-of-honour Mr Gan admitted that he was playing barber for the first time and was 'nervous'. -- ST PHOTO: LIM WUI LIANG FIRST, he was shocked. Then, anxiety took over after Jatin Khemlani, 15, learned just a few days ago that he would get his head shaved by Health Minister Gan Kim Yong at the ninth annual Hair for Hope. 'He is a minister, not a barber,' said Jatin. On Saturday morning, at the head-shaving event organised by non-profit Children's Cancer Foundation (CCF), guest-of-honour Mr Gan admitted that he was playing barber for the first time and was 'nervous'. And even though he had to change to a larger shaver halfway through working on Jatin's thick locks, Mr Gan completed the job. Jatin, a childhood cancer survivor, too, was glad he could be part of the event to bring hope to ...

Full article: http://www.straitstimes.com/BreakingNews/Singapore/Story/...

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