Local woman Diane Stephen today took the leap and shaved off her hair to raise money for cancer research.
A little nervous, but determined, Diane sat in the chair at Stella Andrews Hair Salon and participated in the World's Greatest Shave.
The decision was a personal one as many family members and friends of Diane's have been diagnosed with cancer. Her mother, Elizabeth, was recently diagnosed with stage four cancer.
"I have been thinking about doing the World's Greatest Shave for a few years because I know family members and friends who have been impacted by cancer but when mum was diagnosed with stage four cancer of the viaduct, I knew I had to do it this year," Diane said.
"It feels really good to be able to do something for mum and for others who are being impacted by cancer."
Diane was supported today by her mother Elizabeth and her sister Regina as well as friends of Elizabeth's.
"It's really wonderful to have their support. I really want to thank them for their help and support in helping me do this," Diane said.
"I know it's for a good cause which made the decision really easy."
Elizabeth's childhood friend, Kay Underwood, also shaved her hair today in support of her friend.
Both Diane and Kay said the experience has been freeing.
"It's definitely a liberating experience, it really feels like we're doing something good for people," Diane said.
If you would like to donate, visit Diane's fundraising page.
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