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Hair Today, Gone Tomorrow

Closed Fundraiser page created in the Issues category by Fiona Deehan

  • $6,050.00 donated
  • 83 generous donors

Headshave to raise awareness of and funds for the Cancer Society and Lifeline, two very worthy causes

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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 Deehan


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:

  • $6,050.00 donated
  • 83 generous donors

$6,050 donated



This fundraiser page was created on 12 Oct 2017 and closed at 23:59 NZST (UTC +12:00) on 11 Dec 2017.

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