Lo­cal women reg­is­ter for World’s Great­est Shave

Whitsunday Times - - LOCAL NEWS -

MANY women wouldn’t dream of shav­ing off their hair but Cannonvale res­i­dent Pauline Red­path is will­ing to face the clip­pers to help raise funds as part of the Leukaemia Foun­da­tion’s World’s Great­est Shave.

Ms Red­path lost her fa­ther to Acute Myeloid Leukemia (AML) five years ago and has made it her mis­sion to raise at least $1000 for the cause this year.

“He passed away within three months of di­ag­no­sis and the World’s Great­est Shave is some­thing I have al­ways wanted to do,” she said.

“I can’t wait to go through with it. I may re­gret it af­ter­wards but at the mo­ment I’m fo­cused on rais­ing as much as I can.”

Ms Red­path will be say­ing good­bye to her hair at the Reef Gate­way’s World’s Great­est Shave event to be held on Satur­day, March 15 from 1-3pm.

To make a do­na­tion to Ms Red­path’s cause, visit http://my.leukaemi­afoun­da­tion.org.au/paulinered­path.

Among the oth­ers jump­ing on board and shav­ing their head in sup­port of the Leukaemia Foun­da­tion is mother and daugh­ter team of Denise and Dakota Hadley.

Ms Hadley is prin­ci­pal of Dee­jay’s School of Dance in Proser­pine and has been busy fundrais­ing over the past cou­ple of weeks af­ter agree­ing to take on the shave with her daugh­ter.

“Our fam­ily has been lucky in that cancer hasn’t di­rectly af­fected us and these funds will help to find a cure so that Dakota and her gen­er­a­tion don’t have to deal with it,” she said.

They will be fac­ing the clip­pers to­gether in their own World’s Great­est Shave event at Dee­jay’s School of Dance on March 15 from 6pm.

The event is open to com­mu­nity mem­bers with a disco for the kids and sausage siz­zle to cel­e­brate.

To make a do­na­tion, visit http:// my.leukaemi­afoun­da­tion.org.au/ denise­hadley.

BE BRAVE AND SHAVE: Prin­ci­pal of Dee­jay's School of Dance Denise Hadley and her daugh­ter Denise are both shav­ing their head for the Leukaemia Foun­da­tion’s World’s Great­est Shave.

FOR A CAUSE: Lo­cal res­i­dent Pauline Red­path will be fac­ing the clip­pers at the Reef Gate­way's an­nual World's Great­est Shave event on May 15 from 1-3pm.

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