Brave Kate is supporting Shave for a Cure project
MARCH i s t he month when quite a few locals get very brave and either shave off their locks - or at least color them - all to support cancer research - Shave for a Cure Project.
One such local, Kate Stevens, this year has put her hand up to shave off her long locks.
Ms Stevens will undertake ‘the big shave’ at the Mansfield Secondary College tomorrow (March 12) and will donate her hair to the Beautiful Lengths Organisation which makes wigs for cancer patients.
MSC students and teachers will also help out tomorrow with at least three other students shaving their heads, lots more doing ‘colors’ while some brave boys will have their legs waxed.
This will all take place during the school’s lunch break from 12.40pm to 1.30pm - and will include a guest speaker.
Also helping Ms Stevens to reach her fundraising target is Louise Hopwood of ‘LouFit’.
Mrs Hopwood held an open Metafit class on Saturday, February 28 at t he Botanic Park - with an early start of 8am.
Some 40 people arrived for the class and local businesses Marks IGA, IPG Fresh, Mansfield Coffee Merchant and Revive Sports Massage offered some great prizes for the day.
Ms Stevens aimed to raise $600 which provides a week’s accommodation for a family supporting their loved ones battling cancer.
Heading into the class Ms Stevens had already raised $1000 through the wonderful Mansfield community and LouFit’s Saturday class raised the aimed for target.
“What a great community we live in, all banding together for a great cause,” Mrs Hopwood said.
“A big shout out to Kate for doing such a brave thing and thanks to all who attended the fundraising class.”
The Rotary Club of Mansfield will also take part in the World’s Greatest Shave with members undergoing ‘treatments’ tonight (Wednesday, March 11).
A hairdresser will be attending the meeting giving Rotarians the chance to color/ shave and donate.