FRIENDS LOSE LOCKS
Friends lose locks for cancer fundraiser
BREANNA Yeo is on the cusp of completing her fundraising for the World’s Greatest Shave to raise money for the Leukaemia Foundation.
During her time on placement at a haematology ward at Wesley Hospital in Brisbane, Ms Yeo had a first-hand look at the effect blood cancer had on people. . “It was devastating the impact that blood cancer and leukaemia can have on not just patients, but also their family and friends,” she said.
Blood cancer is the third most common cause of cancer death in Australia, claiming more lives than breast cancer or melanoma. Every day, another 35 people will be diagnosed.
And so, Ms Yeo and her friends, Chelsea Clark and Alysha Colquhoun, known as the “Shear Girls” on their World’s Greatest Shave page, are working to raise $1500 each in the fight against the cancer.
“We’re all from Brisbane, and two of us have reached our individual goal of $1500 and we also reached our team goal of $5000,” she said.
Originally from Tenterfield, New South Wales, Ms Yeo is a relative newcomer to Monto, having moved to town to work at Monto Hospital shortly after graduating from QUT Medical School in Brisbane as a registered nurse last July. She might be better known as last year’s Dairy Festival Queen.
This Saturday, she’ll shave her head for the cause.
Those looking to help can visit http://bit.ly/2lY83kU.
RAINBOW LOCKS: Breanna Yeo raised about $1500 for World’s Greatest Shave for the fight against leukaemia.