Parkwood woman shaves head for World’s Greatest Shave, donates hair for wigs

Melinda Edmunds sports her new do.
Melinda Edmunds sports her new do.

PARKWOOD woman Melinda Edmunds shaved her head on Saturday for the World’s Greatest Shave, donating her hair to make a wig for people with cancer.

Ms Edmunds works at the Public Health Advocacy Institute of WA based at Curtin and walked out of King Street’s Hair Studio with a number one haircut on Saturday.

Her hair was donated to Sustainable Salons Australia and what couldn’t be turned into a wig was recycled.

“I have seen or heard about quite a few family and friends, or even friends of friends go through cancer with some of them losing their hair – I know personally I would find that really difficult,” Ms Edmunds said.

Melinda Edmunds before she shaved her head.

“Fortunately for me I can make the decision to shave off my hair and do it for a good cause.

“I have wanted to shave my hair for charity for a long time but been too scared because I am very attached to my hair (vain I know) but I decided there was no good reason to why I shouldn’t do it.”

The Leukaemia Foundation’s World’s Greatest Shave is celebrating its 20th year.

To donate, visit http://my.leukaemiafoundation.org.au/melindaedmunds.

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