The World’s Great­est Shave and I am do­ing it all for char­ity

Isis Town and Country - - Life - By JODIE DIXON

THIS year I am putting my lus­cious locks on the chop­ping block for the World’s Great­est Shave.

Many of you wouldn’t be aware that over 30 years ago I lost my clos­est friend Jac­inta McKenna to leukaemia.

Jac­inta was my neigh­bour. She lived across from my child­hood home and she was the youngest of three chil­dren.

Way back then, ev­ery kid in the street would all play to­gether and get into trou­ble to­gether.

As a kid, I didn’t un­der­stand the ill­ness but I un­der­stood Jac­inta.

Jac­inta loved Bar­bie and one day we at­tacked Bar­bie with a pair of gar­den scis­sors.

We laughed – Bar­bie looked funny with no hair and Jac­inta said Bar­bie looks like her now.

Yep! We got into trou­ble for play­ing with scis­sors but it was okay for us to cut Bar­bie’s hair.

Now I want to look like Jac­inta and Shave for a Cure. She never grew hair, never went to school and she will never grow old.

There isn’t a day I don’t think about Jac­inta, and I hope to raise $2000. I am also en­cour­ag­ing oth­ers with long hair to do the same.

For any do­na­tion of $100 or more, you can have the priv­i­lege of shav­ing my head.

It’s the least I can do for a great cause. I know my strange friends will get great plea­sure see­ing my above-av­er­age-size head hair­less.

Please sup­port me so I can make a dif­fer­ence.

There isn’t a day I don’t think about Jac­inta, and I hope to raise $2000.

PHOTO: JODIE DIXON

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