Head shave?s well covered
IT'S still weeks before the World's Greatest Shave For A Cure, but Kerrie Fisk couldn't wait and so off her hair went on Friday.
"Last year, I shaved my head, and only a week later they had the Greatest Shave on, and I thought I could've shaved for money," Kerrie said.
"So I sweated it through summer, but when the Leukaemia Foundation said the shave had been moved to May, I thought no way, I've got to get it done earlier."
And it didn't take long for the customers of Shop 36 where Kerrie works to rally behind her and drop donations into a giant coffee tin.
On Friday, after only two weeks, Kerrie had raised $800. By yesterday that amount had grown to $1200.
"Once people knew we had $800, they said, let's go for the thousand, and they were throwing it in left, right and centre," Kerrie said.
"It feels great, but it couldn't have gone so well without the generosity of people. Some put in more than once. We even had kids giving money.
"And little things have added up to one big thing."
Each year, about 100,000 Australians have their heads shaved or their hair brightly coloured to raise money for the Leukemia Foundation.
Money raised will care for patients and families living with leukaemias, lymphomas, myeloma and related blood disorders.
To register for the World's Greatest Shave for a Cure (May 4 to 6) and help raise money for the Leukaemia Foundation, visit www.worldsgreatestshave.com or call 1800 500 088 or email email@example.com.