Helen’s Buzz-cut for Breast Cancer

By Helen Byrne

I'm now a Zero Hero

I've decided to shave my hair because I want a world where there are ZERO deaths from breast cancer. I believe every death from breast cancer is one too many. To achieve this, I’m raising funds for more research. All donations made to this page will help do exactly that. 

A couple of weeks ago, one of my dearest and most beloved friends started chemotherapy and her fight against breast cancer. As she gets ready to shave her head, I have decided to do it with her, raise some money for an amazing cause and donate my hair as well.

The news of my beautiful friend's diagnosis was a huge shock - she's a young mother of three, who runs a successful business of her own. I have always been able to count on her when I need it most, and while distance makes it impossible for me to be there to help with the day-to-day tasks, I can make her feel less alone in this one aspect of her treatment.

There are a number of other women in my life who have been touched by this disease, including my grandmother who lost her life to breast cancer before I was born. One of my neighbours, who I used to babysit for, lost her ongoing battle just this last Christmas. My mother's cousin is currently fighting the disease, my childhood friend's mother recently got the all-clear at her 5 year check up, and my second cousin also fought breast cancer while she was a young mum.

The National Breast Cancer Foundation (NBCF) is 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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Jan

Good on you Helen !!

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Rob Silsbury

Hope you meet your target, Helen. Best wishes !!

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Tori D

Great work Helen! What you are doing is raising money for a great cause, but also increasing awareness of the fact that this cancer can unfortunately happen to any woman... Making regular self checks essential.

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Monika Loskot And James Fitzgerald

Thank you for the opportunity to contribute and raise awareness to this cause. You are incredible doing this is in solidarity with your friend, and others experiencing/ed breast cancer. We are behind you 100%! Thinking of all those who have been impacted by breast cancer and so grateful we can help in a small way towards research.

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Jonathan Dodd

A wonderful initiative - we've proud of you! M & D xx

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Strawberry Seed Consulting

We are so proud of you!!! The Strawberry Seed Team

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Surfcoast Phone And Data

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Anonymous

What a beautiful thing to do for your friend, Helen! Good luck! All the best to your friend for a successful outcome!💕💕👍👍

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Tiffany Witt

You're a superstar! Such a wonderful thing you are doing.

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Irene Dolan

Hi Helen, You're so wonderful to be doing this and to be supporting research and your friend! Irene xx

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Veronica

All the very best for your friend

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David Darburn

Awesome support for a good cause Helen, so proud of you making a difference.

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Michelle Montagnese

Amazing thing you are doing for your friend Helen xxxx

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Clara Graham

Helelen, you are an amazing friend and human being. So much love for such an imporant cause! Xxx

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Elizabeth Mcfarlane

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Carli Saw

Awesome work!

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Dianne Liddall

Hi Helen, your friend is lucky to have you as a friend and I am sure your support will help give her strength though this challenging time. Happy to help. Kind regards Dianne

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Vicki Watson

So proud of you, and thank you 🌸💕

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Bronwyn

Best wishes to Amy xxx

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Heather Boulden

What a beautiful friend you are, Helen and such a positive thing to do. Very best wishes for your friend and her family.

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Frances Orr

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Tamsin Symes

Such a good cause and an amazing act of solidarity xx

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Stephanie Longmore-dodd

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Sophie Scarff

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Marion Symes

Well done, Helen. xx

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Anna Potter

Good on you Helen x

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Untypical Thinking

Well done Helen. Having done the same thing a couple of times, I know how confronting this can be for you, your friends and family. Great effort!

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Mark Hewitt

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Anonymous

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Em

You’re a superstar doing this for Amy!

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Amanda Mccarthy

Helen you are a wonderful friend 💕

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Linley Dodd

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Jonathon Bowman

Very impressed with your courage. Your girls will be proud. Love Jonny x

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Anonymous

Hi Helen, What a good thing to do, and I hope that you achieve your target. x x Matilde

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Larissa Kalms

It's an awesome thing you're doing - good luck!

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Cat

For Amy xx

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Melise Ward

Well done Helen, what a great cause. Best wishes to your friend as well xo

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Indulge Hair Lounge

Hi Helen When speaking to your dad about your friend and what you have done shaving your hair, I had to donate. All the best Amanda xoxo

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