So yesterday I had my last cut and colour before the shave off on 23rd December. It's a bit scarier now. My hairdresser has suggested getting my hair coloured in bright hues as it grows back, or wearing wigs or turbans. It might be a good chance to go blonde!
I'm lucky to have such great support from my loved ones, friends, and patients. Often people's stories come out, so many of us are directly involved with cancer suffering.
Thank you again to all my sponsors for your support.
36 days to go!
It’s locked in for 23rd December
The shave off is booked in at Hair Story, Mount Pleasant, in Mackay, on 23rd December at 3.30 pm. The biggest sponsor gets to pick my ‘do. I have booked a simple full shave, but might end up with hot pink and lime green stripes which is even more scary!
Losing it for cancer!
Between my Mum and Dad, they had four cancers. Dad survived his; Mum died from her second one. Every day in my work I am in contact with people living with cancer; I have friends who are living with it too. Usually, I donate funds for cancer research. This time I'm taking a further step.
The thought of shaving off all my hair is pretty scary for me (but not nearly as scary as it is for someone receiving a cancer diagnosis). My mum hated it when she lost her hair during her cancer treatment. It's part of your identity, especially for a woman. For other people it might be upsetting to see me without my hair.
At the same time, I want to do this to make a difference. To help understand, to help prevent, to help treat cancer. And to stop people like my Mum from dying from cancer.
Imagine a world where noone dies from cancer.
So I'm going to lose it for cancer!
I’m doing it for cancer!
I’m challenging myself to shave my hair to support Cancer Council in their mission for a cancer free future.
Because 1 in 2 Australians will be diagnosed with cancer in their lifetime, I’m losing my locks to raise funds and show my support.
Please sponsor me to support cancer research and provide vital services for Australians living with cancer.
Thank you for your generous donation. Together, we can free the future from cancer.
Thank you to my Supporters
Clive N Bernadette