The 17-year-old said she wanted to give back to people who struggled with ‘such a horrible disease that’s incurable’.
‘I struggle with some things and sometimes find it hard in everyday life and then I think how hard everyday life would be if you had cancer too,’ she said.
She will be getting some of her younger Joondalup Martial Arts students involved to help shave her head to create more awareness of the event that raises money for the Leukaemia Foundation.
‘Kids who are three to six years old don’t really understand what cancer is or what the World’s Greatest Shave is,’ she said.
‘I wanted to show them what you can do for such a great cause and maybe when they’re older they’ll consider doing it too, or donating to cancer research.
‘Also, I didn’t want them to freak out when I turn up to class with a bald head.’
Jaimee said she wanted to encourage more teenagers to get involved for next year.
‘I think a lot of younger and older people do it but not many around my age,’ she said.
‘It’s just hair ” it will grow back. People who have cancer, their hair probably won’t grow back ” I’m lucky because mine will.’
Jaimee’s goal was to raise $500 but in only one day she reached that target.
‘I was amazed,’ she said.
‘I didn’t think I would raise the $500 and to raise it all in one day, I was ecstatic. Now I’m nearly at the $900 mark.’
Her new goal is to raise $1000. To donate, go to www.worldsgreatestshave.com and search for Jaimee Stott.
– Whitford City shopping centre is holding a public shave event on Saturday from 1pm to 3pm, as is Lakeside Joondalup Shopping City from 1pm to 3pm on Sunday.
For more information on both, call Janet on 0429 194 122.
– Intework in Joondalup is also holding a hair colouring event from 1pm to 3pm on Friday.