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.
“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.