WOODFORD’S Nikki William-son believes you don’t need to have been personally touched by cancer to make a difference.
Ms Williamson will shave her head in the name of cancer research and is encouraging others to join her. “I just want to make an impact,” she said.
About six years ago, Ms Williamson’s friend was diagnosed with leukaemia.
“There needs to come a time where when people are diagnosed, it’s not going to send such a shockwave of devastation through them and their loved ones,” she said.
“They will think, ‘I’ll be OK. I may lose my hair for a while and it’s going to be hard but I will come out the other end with my life’.
“When people do the shave it’s usually if someone they know has had it or passed away and that inspires them. But you don’t have to be touched that way just to help.”
The shave will be held at AquaZone at 11am on Saturday, March 16 with activities starting from 9am.
On Friday, March 15 kindergartens and childcare centres will have their hair coloured for a gold coin donation and on Sunday, March 17 there will be a 5km fun run starting at Woodford Primary School. Entry is $10.