Monday, March 14, 2011

In Honour of Dad

Hi everyone.

As some of you may know, before Dad passed away I had decided to take part in the Leukaemia Foundation's "Worlds Greatest Shave" in 2011, to honour my father. Now, I know Dad didn't have leukaemia (blood cancer)- he had throat cancer- but as far as I am concerned, cancer is cancer. It scares people. It isolates people. It makes people feel like they're alone. I wanted to do this as a show of support, for Dad and every other cancer patient, to let them know that they're not alone. I thought that, for me, the best way to show my support would be to shave off my hair. So I went about trying raise some money; my target when I first signed up was $1500. I hit that, so I upped my target to $2000 just before the funeral. The day of the funeral, I received $1000 in donations. That brings me up to about $3000 in donations. I have to wait for a week or two until all of the money I've banked goes through before I get a final figure, but I'll let you all know when I know!

Anyway! On the 12th of March, I shaved all my hair off.
I went from this:

to this:

...and I've never been more proud of the people in my life. Thank you to everyone who donated, whether it was 5c or $5 or $50! It's so great that you got behind my family and I, and more importantly, it's so great that you supported such an amazing cause.

So thank you, from the bottom of my heart, for your support.
Dad would be so proud of you all.


  1. you look awesome , if i had hair i'd shave it too!!
    i agree CANCER is CANCER

  2. Your Dad would be so proud of YOU! You look beautiful!

  3. oh my, this post really moved me. i love your cause Jessi, it's touching :') proud of you!