Shaving her head for a cause
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.