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To change lives for better and make a bold statement in support for those living with cancer

Shave it, wax it or colour it - you can do it! Your friends and family will pay good money to watch you take on this challenge. Show everyone how brave you can be. Your hair grows back - lives don't!

Young and brave

Fundraising to help others in the community isn’t new for the Smith-Hall family. Inspired by her mum donating her hair on Daffodil Day a couple years ago, Taylor Smith-Hall thought she would give it ago too. “The Cancer Society was an easy choice because my grandad and great aunty passed away from cancer when I was very young, and my great grandad is currently fighting cancer”. Her school, Horsham Downs School, also got involved and showed their support by promoting her fundraiser in their newsletter and making posters. On Daffodil Day the whole school came out dressed in yellow, teachers and friends took turns with the scissors, and everyone was cheering her on. Through her school and fundraising page she raised $1811. Not only that, but Taylor has donated her hair and loves her new look.  

Doing it for the family

Michelle is 46yrs old, married with 2 kids and living in Nelson. She’d always been too scared, but in lockdown she decided to Brave the Shave. She decided to ‘shave it’ on May 2nd as that was the 4th anniversary of her dad’s death from kidney cancer. She also lost her aunty to cancer, and knew they would both have got a kick out of her shaving if they were still here. Her husband shaved it off in their garage with their girls watching and streamed it live on Facebook. She was so proud to raise over $3200 for her local Cancer Society.

Tom tamed the mane

As we came out of lockdown and back into the office, Tom thought it was time to start wearing pants again and lose the untamed quarantine mane. The beard had to go. To make it worth everyone's while, the lid was to be pruned back as a 2-for-1 deal. Tom knows just how important fundraising for the Cancer Society is. That every little bit helps to provide essential services to cancer patients and their families during some of the most trying times in their lives.

How your fundraising makes a difference

There are many ways that your support makes a difference for people with cancer

1,046,683 km
The distance our volunteers drive patients to treatment every year
The number of nights people stay in our accommodation
Number of supportive care programme attendees
Total spend on research between 2008 and 2019

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