A mission to raise $10,000 for breast cancer research
MOST women wouldn’t dream of shaving their hair off but this will be the reality for former Proserpine resident Rhiannon Dansey who has made it her mission to face the clippers to raise funds for breast cancer research.
Ms Dansey grew up in Proserpine and relocated to Townsville 12 months ago.
She said she was blessed with great health and well-being and had made it her goal to give back to those who were not so fortunate.
“I was personally touched after losing my grandfather who sadly passed away after an 18 month battle with an aggressive cancer,” she said.
“Within a short amount of time he became unrecognisable from the healthy, witty man he once was.”
Ms Dansey said she was lucky enough to meet an amazing young woman, Larissa Daveson, who had previously fought breast cancer and un- derwent a double mastectomy last year.
“Larissa is currently continuing procedures to have a breast reconstruction to enable her to feel like every other woman...even after losing her breasts in the fight to save her life, her attitude on life and her sickness is phenomenal,” she said.
Ms Dansey’s stunning red hair is her most characteristic feature and she is willing to give it all away to feel the same loss that many other women have to feel.
“I would love to fundraise $10,000 as it is the amount needed for a cancer patient’s breast reduction,” she said.
Ms Dansey has raised $2330 so far and will be shaving her hair at the Riverside Tavern in Townsville on Friday, August 30. She will be donating her hair to the Pantene Foundation who make wigs for cancer patients. To make a donation to her cause, visit http://give.everydayhero.com.au/shedthered.
FUNDRAISING MISSION: Breast cancer survivor Larissa Daveson will be supporting her friend Rhiannon Dansey (pictured right) who will be shaving off her stunning red hair to raise funds and awareness for the Breast Cancer Network Australia at the Riverside Tavern on Friday, August 30.