Broth­ers shave for cancer bat­tle

Central Leader - - NEWS - By JESS LEE

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.

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