Community jumps on board for young woman’s shave off
ZOE Carroll woke up on Saturday morning wondering if it was all on a dream.
What started out as a gesture to honour her cancer-battling mother Jill Griffin sparked community interest and turned into an event on Friday night that had others jumping on board to be part of the ride.
The 21-year-old simply wanted to shave her head and raise money for The McGrath Foundation whose breast care nurses took such good care of her mother.
After a stroll down Airlie Beach Main Street with her mum and friend Michelle Maynard last week, they were quick to discover that local businesses were eager to support their cause.
Suddenly the shave-off turned into an event held at Banjos Bar and Bistro on Friday with $2000 worth of raffle prizes up for grabs.
Kazza’s Haircuts manger Berny Montgomery and hairdresser Amber Tanner were onsite with the razors blazing.
Ms Carroll was joined by Trevor Moore from Whitsunday Seafood who donated a $100 seafood platter and his luscious locks for the cause.
She didn’t even blink or twitch as her hair was removed and her mother stood proudly by her side.
Next up was friend Jim McCade, followed by father and son Craig and Jake Renton and concluded with Danny King and Jimmy Trace.
Raffle prizes were made from the donations of around 30 local businesses and a total of $1701.10 was raised.
“I just wanted to thank everyone who attended and donated gifts and thank you on behalf of the McGrath foundation,” Ms Griffin said.
“My daughter looks beautiful – she wears it very well.”
Ms Griffin in currently in her second stage of chemo and is due for her third treatment at the end of the month.
For more information on The McGrath Foundation visit www.mcgrathfoundation.com.au.
PRETTY IN PINK: Zoe Carroll with mother Jill Griffin at Banjo’s Bar and Bistro on Friday night after shaving her head.