Locks lopped to raise can­cer funds fight

Western Suburbs Weekly - - News -

IT WAS a case of hair to­day gone to­mor­row for Abel Mcgrath – The Prop­erty Peo­ple Leed­erville se­nior prop­erty man­ager Sharon Chris­tou.

She re­cently cut off her lovely locks for The Worlds’ Great­est Shave to help beat blood can­cer.

“Too many friends were telling me about their fam­ily mem­bers’ ex­pe­ri­ences with can­cer and I wanted to do what I could to help,” Mrs Chris­tou said. “I feel like you don’t hear a lot about blood can­cer, although it is the third most com­mon cause of can­cer death in Aus­tralia and claims more lives than breast can­cer or melanoma.

“I had a lot of hair and thought I could gen­er­ate some sup­port through cut­ting it off.”

Mrs Chris­tou said she had great sup­port from her col­leagues at Abel Mcgrath, with the en­tire team com­ing to watch the big event. “My daugh­ter and best friend were also in the of­fice, and my fam­ily watched it live on face­book,” she said. “i’d like to thank Adam from The Ox­ford Street Bar­bers who do­nated his time to cut my hair.”

Mrs Chris­tou has raised over $2600 of her $5000 goal.

Tax-de­ductible do­na­tions can still be made at my.leukaemi­afoun­da­tion.org.au/sharonchris­tou. ■

Af­ter: a head-shaven Sharon shows off her new look.

Be­fore: Lovely locks

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