Elysia Reade

I've made a pledge to GO PINK!

On January 23rd 2021 my life changed forever. I lost my best friend, my beautiful mother Catherine to Triple Negative Inflammatory breast cancer. It was a short 10 month battle, however due to covid, we were unable to support mum the way we all wanted to. 

Mum used to be a hair dresser and was so proud of her hair, so you could imagine how devastated she was when she realised she would loose her hair. I told mum that loosing her hair looked beautiful on her as it represented strength of the fight she was having. 

Ever since mums diagnosis, i wanted to shave my head with her to show she wasn't going through this battle alone, however, due to covid, I never got the opportunity to as we lived 300kms away from each other. 

Unfortunately my mum is not hear to witness me shaving my head to raise funds for breast cancer research. I know that shaving my head to raise funds won't bring my mother back, but shaving my head to raise funds to hopefully help save someone else's mum is worth it!

This June, the National Breast Cancer Foundation (NBCF) is challenging all Australians to make a pledge and GO PINK to raise funds in support of the thousands of women and men whose lives have been - and will be - impacted by breast cancer.

I've made a pledge to SHAVE IT  and raise funds for game-changing research into early detection and preventative treatments for breast cancer, which is vital to increasing survival rates.

Breast cancer is the most commonly diagnosed cancer in Australia. Almost 20,000 women and men will be diagnosed this year. That’s 55 Australians every single day. Since NBCF’s inception in 1994, the five-year survival rate for breast cancer has increased from 76% to 91%. It’s proof that their strategy of investing in world-class research is working. However 8 women still lose their lives from breast cancer each day – mothers, daughters, sisters, aunts and friends.

Please donate to my page and you’ll be helping the National Breast Cancer Foundation step closer to their goal: zero deaths from breast cancer by 2030.

YOU can make a difference. Let me know if you want to GO PINK with me!


My Badges

KICKSTART - Donate towards your own goal!

LOOKING GOOD - Upload a profile picture!

BULLS-EYE - Raise 100% of your goal!

HALFWAY THERE - Raise 50% of your goal!

BROADCASTER - Share your fundraising page!

1k WONDER - Raise $1,000 for DNA discoveries!

Pink Friday Challenge

Pink Friday 1

Pink Friday 2

Pink Friday 3

Pink Friday 4

My Updates

Wednesday 7th Jul

my head shave part 1

Sunday 4th Jul

$4000!!

Tuesday 29th Jun
Thank you so much to every single person that has helped me to get to $4000.00!!  This is unbelievable and I'm sure mum would be sitting there laughing this is all a big joke!  

a new pledge!!

Friday 25th Jun
My lovely step dad who has really struggled with mums passing has pledged to die his hair and shave it off when i shave mine off! Unfortunately it didn't turn out pink like he had hoped however purple is still good enough!! 

$3000 reached!

Thursday 24th Jun
I'm so excited to have gotten to double my initial goal of $1500! Thanks so much to everyone that has donated! I really appreciate it. I hope you can all make it to my shave event on Saturday the 3rd of July for some fun and last minute money raising and then the main event! 

The great Shave day is booked!

Monday 14th Jun
Almost halfway through the month and I'm so happy to say that together we have raised $2800! 
Im stoked to say that I will be doing my head shave on the afternoon of Saturday the 3rd of July, at the  wonderful Chiltern Telegraph Hotel. More info to come! 

My goal has been acheived again!

Sunday 30th May
I am stoked to say my second goal of $2500 as been achieved! My mum would not believe that this amount has been achieved in her honour!
Thank you all xxx

Wow!

Friday 28th May
I can't put into words how emotional seeing $2000 raised before the month of June has started! You are all amazing and my mum would be blown away by the support that you have all given me to raise funds in her honour. Thank you guys, keep up the amazing work! 

I have pink hair!

Thursday 27th May
So today I went and saw the lovely Sarah at albury hair colour cafe where she highlighted and put the most awesome pink in my hair! For a person who has only really had a rinse in my har, I am absolutely in love with my hair and will go back once my hair grows back!  Who knows I may go pink again i love it that much! 
https://hair-colour-cafe-albury.business.site/

Tomorrow is hair colour day!

Wednesday 26th May
So...i managed to find a lovely hair dresser who will be helping me change my hair colour from dark brown to pink tomorrow! Stay tuned for the pics! 

I'm blown away!

Monday 24th May
You have all been so amazing! In the first 24 hours together, we have reached my goal of $1500 and then some! 
I can just picture mum laughing and being embarressed saying 'whats all the fuss about?!' This how I have been my whole life, not wanting to draw attention to myself, but I realise now that together we can help and try and beat this horrible disease, even if it means shaving my head! 

so im not just shaving my head!

Sunday 23rd May
I am so blown away by the generosity of everyone and it has only been one day! I have raised $683 in my first day of registering! You all rock! 
So...there is more to this story, my gorgeous friend at work Sally, made a suggestion of colouring my hair pink at the start of June and then shaving it at the end of of June, so i guess i am going pink for June too! 
Stay tuned for pics and the special event date of when and where it will all be shaved xxx

Thank you to my Sponsors

$2.02k

Telegraph Hotel Fundraising

$1,000

Long Van Bergen Family

Elysia, your Mum was so special to many people including us. All three of our families have been touched by terrible diseases in the past and what your doing to highlight cancer is very courageous. Thank you for going above an beyond. We are all so proud of you and your family how they have come together to unite and stay strong. Amanda, Trish, Elysia, Julian and Gerry your mum is looking down on you with that big grin and crazy laugh! Cathy will always be in our thoughts. Love always Chris, Greg, Victor and Julian xxx

$500

Ses Chiltern Raffle Donation

$362

Anonymous

True beauty is in the heart of the beholder, not their eye. Pink hair, no hair you have always had a beautiful heart.

$260

Tom Heenan

$250

Emma And Matt Williams

Lysh, you are amazing. Cathy was a lovely lady, what a generous thing to do in her honour. Xxxx

$250

Gerard Hoogendorp

$138

Elysia Reade

$104

Miv Lewis

$104

Jason Reade

$104

Kez & Lex Woods

You’re an amazing person Lysh - your Mum would be so very proud of you. I wished we could afford to donate more 😢 Love & hugs xxx

$104

Jen

$104

Ali & Ben

What a great cause Lysh! Best wishes xx

$104

Sally & Gerard

Better late than never! You go Lysh! Your mum would be so proud!

$104

Rabela P.

$104

Ryan

Go you good thing! 👏🏻

$100

Polly Kenny

$100

Stubby Holders Leftover

$100

Lenice Emblin

Well done Lysh!

$93

Carol Ziebarth

$75

Dione Burt-douglas

$59

Marys Hairdressers Donation Tin

$55

St Joseph's Primary School

$52

Sarah & Adam Hannan

You're AMAZING!💖💖💖💖 Your mum would have a good laugh over this. Sending love to you and your family and Bob. 💖 Lots of love from all of us Xoxo

$52

Gail

Good on you Elysia, such a worthy cause and the more research the more lives that can be saved. Your Mum would be very proud of you for colouring your hair and shaving your head to raise money. I can just hear your Mum’s laugh when I think about how she would react

$52

Kris

Good work, proud of you xxxx

$52

Trish & Danny Lord

Mum would be so proud Lysh!

$52

Billy/min

You are fabulous Lysh. Happy to get behind you and support you on your pledge!! What an amazing thing to do in honor of your Mum..... and to support all other sufferers xxx

$52

Natalie Jane Spurr

Great work! For my mum, mother in law & sister in law. ❤️

$52

Samantha Shaw

Doing a fantastic job Lysh! So proud of you!

$52

Sue Bracken

Thank you for being brave and a fabulous role model for so many people x x

$52

Chelsea Tanner

So proud of you Elysia! Donation in memory of Cath, that I had the pleasure of knowing over several years. She’ll be forever missed as a team member of Soulful Scentsations, and as a friend x

$52

Jessica Zuber

So proud of you Lysh

$52

Kerri Young

$52

Tania Beattie

Well done Lysh, you’re mum would be so proud if you xx

$52

Linsey Bailey

$50

Jason

$50

Amanda

$50

Helen Gronow

$50

Deanne Brown

$50

Amanda Mcmillan

$50

Adrienne Gronow

$50

Deidre Huckel

$50

Graham & Julie Reade

$50

Kate Thomas

What an amazing thing to do! Xx

$46.80

Elysia Reade

$36.40

Julia Polkinghorne

$36.40

Melissa Woodall

Lots of love Lysh xxx

$36.40

Peta Pitman

Amazing effort Lysh! You should be proud. X

$36.40

Sahra Lehmann

Well done Lysh, it's a horrendous disease and you are doing a wonderful thing 😘

$36.40

Ingrid

$35

Tina And Paul Doe

Hey beautiful, stubbie holder included. See you for the shave.

$31.20

Lauren Ash

You are amazing, Lysh ❤️

$30

Julie Taylor

$30

Carol Brookes

$30

Brooke Casey

$26

Miriam Bowler

$26

Noble Family

Go Lysh.

$26

Purple Chicken Donation Tin

$25

Helen Coleman

Well done Elysia!!!

$25

Nicole Hawking

$20.80

Elysia Reade

$20.80

Sandra Waiting

$20.80

Julie Taylor

$20.80

Brianna, Ty And Tav

♥️

$20.80

Al Hamilton

Thank you 💜

$20

Liz Campbell

$20

Kim And Black

$20

Naomi Lieschke

$20

Sam Piper

$20

Elysia Reade

$20

Joy Lee

$20

Natalie Spurr

$20

Raymond Black

$20

Dianne O'connell

$20

Grayson Price

$20

Kerri Young

$20

Courtney Avery

$20

Helen Eames

$20

Shirley Mayhew

$20

Natalie Meech

$19

Centrelink Albury Tin

$15

Teagan James

$15

Tracey Vaughan

$11

T Shirt World Donation Tin

$10.40

Brandon Gardner

$10.40

Anonymous

Go Lysh!!!!

$10.40

Anonymous

$10

Sue Martin

$10

Rebecca Bulmer

$10

Annette Hibberson

$10

Elysia Reade

$10

Michael Seinor

$10

Matt Reeves

$10

Karen Panlook

$10

Tammi Sanderson-price

$10

Esther Bates

$10

Jason Panlook

$10

Jody Hay

$10

Maree Murphy

$10

Linda Conticchio

$10

Julie Smyth

$10

Nicole Hawkins

$10

Kristy Phibbs

$10

Melinda Stephens

$10

Amy Lappin

$10

Jamie Ziebarth

$10

Natalie Lappin

$10

Emma Williams

$10

Pauline Matthew