EMILY Brown wanted to do something good for those living with cancer, but attempts to donate her hair were knocked back because it had previously been coloured.
Instead of taking the easy way out, or quitting all together, 17-year-old Emily decided to take it one step further, signing herself up to shave off her hair instead if her friends and family would donate to the Leukaemia Foundation.
More than $7700 later, and now minus all of her hair after the big shave earlier this month, Emily said she was happy with her efforts.
“I felt that shaving would promote the most awareness and I felt that it was the way I would be able to raise the most money for the foundation,” she said.
“I came to realise that if people are strong enough to lose their hair without a choice, I was definitely strong enough to lose mine if it had the chance to positively impact even one person’s life.
“Everyone who had donated was invited to attend and have a go at cutting my hair and I ended up with a mullet, a mohawk and a great set of microbangs during the process.
“Hair grows back, but the money raised can have a lasting impact on people’s lives.”
Visit http://bit.ly/29AkiM2 to donate.