A close shave for charity

Gearing up to shave or colour their hair during the Worlds Greatest Shave for a Cure this Saturday are (front l-r) Big W nightfill manager Rhys Marshall, Woolworths store manager Troy Mutzelburg and Coles store manager Les Kearvell with (rear l-r) K-Mart staff Gaie McAteer, Danna Hughes and Roslyn Hyde, Price Attack hairdressers Serena Keep, Sarah Bugden and Katrina Gaze, and Shave for a Cure organiser Cathy Mooney.

While it may take bravery to shave off all your hair, Worlds Greatest Shave for a Cure organiser Cathy Mooney says it takes far greater courage to battle leukaemia. And she should know.

Cathys father Eric was diagnosed with leukaemia in 1998, inspiring Cathy and her mother Loma to get together 200 people to shave their heads and raise $80,000. While Eric sadly lost his battle a year later, the Worlds Greatest Shave for a Cure was born, and is today the Leukaemia Foundations biggest annual fundraiser.

This Saturday, May 6, the event returns to its birthplace the Lismore Shopping Square and Cathy is inviting people to come and shave or colour their hair. By doing so you not only help people suffering from leukaemia, but also help Lismore keep its record of being the highest regional fundraising city.

If you havent registered already it doesnt matter simply turn up on the day and well shave or colour your hair for a small donation, she said. Therell be more than 100 people being shaved or sprayed, and spectators are more than welcome. If everyone just gives a little, we can help a lot of people in a lot of pain.

The event runs from 10am-2pm.


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