Friends lose locks for can­cer fundraiser

Central Telegraph - - FRONT PAGE - Jack Lawrie

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


RAIN­BOW LOCKS: Breanna Yeo raised about $1500 for World’s Greatest Shave for the fight against leukaemia.

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