Shav­ing her head for a cause

Whitsunday Times - - COMMUNITY NEWS -

A YOUNG Whit­sun­day woman will shave her head this Fri­day night at Banjo’s Bar and Bistro to raise money for the McGrath Foun­da­tion.

For Zoe Car­roll, 21, who is feel­ing slightly ner­vous in the lead up to Fri­day night, pas­sion for the cause out­weighs ev­ery­thing else.

Ms Car­roll’s mother Jill Grif­fin was di­ag­nosed with breast can­cer late last year.

Pro­ceeds from Fri­day night will go to The McGrath Foun­da­tion which raises money to place McGrath breast care nurses in com­mu­ni­ties right across Australia, as well as in­creas­ing breast aware­ness in young Aus­tralian women

Ms Grif­fin de­scribed the treat­ment she re­ceived from the breast care nurses as sec­ond to none and a “ne­ces­sity to any­one go­ing through such a trau­matic jour­ney”.

She said she was hon­oured to learn that her daugh­ter was so pas­sion­ate to raise aware­ness and funds that she would take her own hair.

Banjo’s Bar and Bistro will make a night of it with raf­fles sup­plied by many lo­cal busi­nesses and even host­ing hair colour­ings.

The event will kick off from 5pm but do­na­tion jars will be left through­out the day

In the spirit of the oc­ca­sion, they have even named the night ‘Banjo’s Boo­bies’.

Ms Grif­fin would like to see the com­mu­nity get be­hind this event as more breast care nurses are re­quired through­out the state.

She moved to Air­lie beach around two years ago to help her hus­band get over a se­ri­ous head in­jury.

It seems roles have reversed and now they are both car­ing for each other and have not given up on living the dream.

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