Bexley resident, Elizabeth Mauwa, has cut right to the chase to help beat cancer.
On June 29 she shaved her hair off to raise money for Cancer Council NSW.
Elizabeth said that she signed up for the Do It For Cancer program because she wanted to fundraise in a way that would include a personal challenge.
“I probably dared myself to do this more than anything,” Ms Mauwa said.
“When I started reading up on the stats it was cemented as something I was going to do.
“It also got me wondering how many people in my home country, Zimbabwe were never diagnosed but died from cancer.
“Amazingly most people I spoke to at work, had a story of someone close to them that had either beat cancer into remission or unfortunately lost their life to cancer.
“I got so many good wishes from people who were affected by cancer in some way so that definitely made me hope that my little money would go some way to making a difference.
“I am proud to say that I have surpassed my fundraising goal and raised nearly $3,500 to help beat cancer.”
The money raised by Ms Mauwa will be donated to Cancer Council NSW’s world-class research, cancer prevention and advocacy programs, and support services to help those affected by cancer at every part of their cancer journey.
- Details: doitforcancer.com.au.