Cancer Society Canterbury - West Coast is committed to managing the impact of cancer in our local community.
Hair Today, Gone Tomorrow
- $6,050.00 donated
- 83 generous donors
Headshave to raise awareness of and funds for the Cancer Society and Lifeline, two very worthy causes
Current participants: Fiona Deehan & Viki Ferguson
When, where: Sunday, 3rd December @ 2pm, Christchurch Irish Society Hall, 29 Domain Terrace, Spreydon
Why am I shaving my head and why have I chosen these charities?
Losing one's hair can be quite a distressing part of the cancer sufferers journey. Obviously, it affects some more than others and some take matters into their own hands by getting rid of it themselves to give themselves an element of control over something that relates to their body, taking a little bit of power from the disease. I guess I feel that it makes quite a strong statement of intent to do this and in order to make an impact and raise the most funds possible, I have decided that I need to give people a good reason to support me.
When it comes to Lifeline, they are there when people who are distressed or in crisis need help. More often than not, the people they help suffer from some form of mental illness or anguish. The society we live in today is constantly telling us we're not enough, we must be better and that we are defined by what we do rather than who we are. Shaving my head is a symbol of me responding to that pressure, saying 'I am enough' and 'I am not defined by what I look like' and I would like to encourage others to move away from defining themselves by all of these external factors and focus on self-acceptance. You are enough!
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Fiona: I am organising this event and will be participating by shaving my head!
Looking for more volunteers to join me - contact 022 676 8858 if you're game!
All funds raised benefit:
Donate to Lifeline and help make a real difference to New Zealanders in crisis.
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