Shaving for a cure

Meadow Springs Primary School student Jarrah Clarke-Hooper (9) decided to shave his head in support of a family friend, who has a two-year-old son fighting cancer.

Jarrah had been wanting to take part in the fundraiser for a couple of years and his mother Tammy finally decided he was old enough to take part.

By Monday, he had raised $431 for the Leukaemia Foundation.

Mandurah Marina resident Dee Saunders (57) has been growing her hair for seven years and has now signed up to shave her head.

“I’m shaving my hair because I feel it is something I can do that will really help improve the lives of people with blood cancer,’’ she said.

“When a woman shaves it shows solidarity and empathy for those who are experiencing hair loss due to cancer and this is something I can do to help them.”

Seven years ago, Dee’s 78 centimetres of hair was shorn for Wigs for Kids.

She is already past her $2000 target to help people with blood cancer and has already had to increase her fundraising goal twice as the donations kept flooding in.

Sponsor Dee on her fundraising page my.leukaemiafoundation or Jarrah at