Brothers shave for cancer battle
They may not have long locks to chop off, but two brothers are hoping their efforts will go far in support of the battle against blood cancer.
Sam and Matt Jones are shaving their heads next week as part of Shave for a Cure to raise money for Leukaemia and Blood Cancer New Zealand.
The Onehunga pair were hit hard by the loss of their 14-year-old cousin Roderick Jones to a rare form of blood cancer in 2008.
‘‘Roddy was basically my best friend so that was really to give their cousin a bit of stick for having a shaved head so it’s only fair they give it a go themselves.
Thousands of people across the country will be shaving their heads next week in support of the six New Zealanders diagnosed with blood cancer every day.
Sam and Matt have already raised more than their original $500 target and have now set themselves a new goal of $1500.
Shave Week runs March 17 to 23.