Three generations of women to cut their hair for World’s Greatest Shave

Kate Trezise, Molly Healy and Pat Healy.
Kate Trezise, Molly Healy and Pat Healy.

THREE generations of women will shave their heads to support people affected by blood cancer.

Grandmother Pat Healy, of Hyden, her daughter Kate Trezise, of Ballajura, and her granddaughter Molly Healy, of Upper Swan, are taking part in the Leukaemia Foundation’s World’s Greatest Shave this month.

The foundation is dedicated to helping more people survive blood cancer and live better lives.

Pat, who has done the shave four times, said friends and family in Perth and overseas had been diagnosed with cancer.

“I will be shaving my head on March 21, along with five other members of my community,” she said.

“I hope the Leukaemia Foundation continue to be well supported in the future.”

Kate, who will shave her head on March 17, said she first took part in 2012.

“My mother inspired me to join in and support such a wonderful cause not only because she shaved her head three times, but from all the other selfless acts she does for others,” she said.

“It was an easy decision to shave and donate my hair, to support those who’ve lost theirs due to treatment and give them a small piece of normality back through a wig.

“I can’t wait to take it all off again and this time I’m keeping it off for 12 months and continuing to fundraise during that time.”

Molly said she would be doing the shave on March 15.

“I shaved my head in Grade 1 in 2014 and wanted to complete my primary school years by doing it again,” she said.

“The thought my hair donation will help another person get their confidence back during treatment, makes me feel very happy.”

Donate at https://secure.leukaemiafoundation.org.au/registrant/FundraisingPage.aspx?RegistrationID=737423#&panel1-1.

For information, visit www.leukaemia.org.au.