Tia Goes Bald for Breast Cancer Research

By Derestia Milian

I'm getting rid of the fro guys!

I've thought about shaving my hair for cancer research for around 5 years now, but I've always found a reason to 'put it off'. Having worked at NBCF for almost 1 year, I've have the privilege of speaking to people affected by breast cancer almost every single day. I've heard their stories and I've been so overwhelmed by their strength and determination to support their loved ones or overcome the disease themselves. That's why I've finally decided to commit to the big shave, and raise as much funds as possible for life changing breast cancer research. 

I will be donating my hair to Sustainable Salons. All collected ponytails 20cm or longer are distributed to charitable organisations to create wigs for those suffering from cancer or alopecia. Sustainable salons is the largest donor of ponytails in the Southern Hemisphere! 

All proceeds raised will go towards the National Breast Cancer Foundation - Australia’s leading national body funding game-changing breast cancer research with money raised entirely by the Australian public.

I really believe research is the best way to prevent deaths, and improve how breast cancer is diagnosed, managed and treated. NBCF is working towards one goal: zero deaths from breast cancer by 2030. Together we can help them get there.

Click 'Donate' to make a secure online donation and help me reach my goal. Every donation, big or small, will help me get there. Please donate today.

All donations over $2 are tax deductible and you will be issued with a tax-deductible receipt via email as soon as you make your donation.

Thank you so much for your support!

Thank you to my Supporters

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Anonymous

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Chubby Buns

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Sophie

Tia you’re a superstar and still as beautiful as ever. I’m in awe of your bravery and selflessness and your ability to help so many people. You’ve made everyone so so proud! Love you millions ❤️

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Anonymous

Very proud of you Tia ❤️ ❤️ Love you so much 😘

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Sharon Ed

Amazing Tia! Good on you x

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Wendy Byrne

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Annemarie Mccotter

Go Tia. So proud of you for taking this on. All the best :)

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Danny And Hina :)

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Steph And Dec

WE ARE SO PROUD OF YOU!!!! You go girl!! Sending you all of our love <3

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Moana Wood

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Claire Douglas

I wonder how much your hair weighs....you’ll be even lighter! Great weight loss idea!

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Anonymous

Proud of you

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Mohammad Othman

Good on you Derestia, what an awesome & brave thing you're doing!!

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Sarah Barrett

Great effort Big D, what an amazing thing to do xx

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Natalee Venegas

Thank you so much for raising funds to help people suffering from this awful disease!

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Xan Hardman

I can't wait to see all the amazing looks you pull off when your hair starts growing back! You're such a 🌟

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Francesca Brook

You're a brave one!

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Isabelle Matthews

So proud of you angel Ti, can’t wait to do my makeup in your head reflection xoxo

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The Poor Guy

I miss you too

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Adrian Brown

Go Tia! You rock!

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Adele Boy

Thanks for your bravery. Remember you are beautiful regardless of hair style!!!

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Miriam Pellicano

Tia - this is an amazing thing to do. Well done!

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Anastasios Lavidis

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Kylie Belov

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Felipe

Legend!

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Jack

Go Tia!

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Veronika Naberezhnova

What you’re doing is great!!! I will not have the same bravery to do the same 😍

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Hital M

TIA THIS IS AMAZING!! lots of love xo

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Philippa Bonella

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Kelly H

Channel you inner Charlize Theron xx

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Frenchy

You are AMAZING!!!! 💖🙏

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Liam

Come through TT

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Meg Laufer

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Linnea Wang

Go Tia! You are amazing!

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Della Shandler

You are amazing Tia and so brave!

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Nicole Harris

What a superstar! Such an awesome thing to do!

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Jess Alvarado

you’re amazing xo

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Suha Hannoun

Good luck Tia! So proud of you 🙌🏽😍

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Rachael Farmer

Yas girl, youre a rockstar!

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Lana Do Canto

Go Tia!

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Ruthann

You are SO brave. Well done Tia. x

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Alex Dwyer

Amazing Tia! 💕

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Anonymous

Hi Tia, You’re an angel sent from above my dear Xx

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Becca Powell

Tia, you have such a kind heart & soul, you’re so brave & selfless! So proud of you xxxxx

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Safaa Rayan

Good luck Tia and here’s your first sponsorship! ❤️

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Han And Chris Montgomery

We're so proud of you Tia!

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Bev (sophie’s Mum)

You have done an amazing thing Tia and you are beautiful with or without hair.

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Nina Edhouse

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Liz T

Amazing! Can't wait to see :)

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Emma Johnson

So proud Tia <3

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Peter Bly

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Tegan

Amazing work fundraising queen! Xxx

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Aurora Marie Nome

This is great, Tia! You rock!

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Anonymous

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Jackie

I wish i had not money to give for your gorgeous locks! This was all I could spare this week. You are gonna rock the pixie cut with that beautiful smile. Miss you loads sis xx

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Candice

You go girl! You’re amazing x

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Mohamed Shihadeh

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Hayley Vander-wal

You're AMAZING! So impressed when I heard you were doing this. You go girl! - Friend of Stephs

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Anonymous

This is so inspiring thank you !