I'm now a Zero Hero
Last year I went PINK in honour of my cousin Angela who sadly lost her fight on the 22nd September 2018.
So in Angela's honour, this year, 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.
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.
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Thank you so much for your support!
Event InformationMonday 23rd September
MISSION ACCOMPLISHEDTuesday 24th Sep
Wow!! What an amazing 24 hours. Firstly thank you to all of the wonderful sponsors who supported this great and worthy cause.
We raised $2,117.95 through our raffle and sausage sizzle last night. We had a wonderful turnout at our home for the shave and I am ever so grateful to everyone.
Now getting used to this odd feeling...but loving it!
Thank you to my gorgeous husband Joe, who after everyone went home, shaved his head so that we could have a selfie together. I'm so privileged and honoured to be married to you Joey.
More photo's can be seen on this page.
Thanks again for your support xxShare
Countdown...minus 6 days and counting...Tuesday 17th Sep
Well...this time next week will be a new chapter! I'm very excited, but also a little nervous about how it's all gunna feel next Monday night, when my hair is gone! Don't really know how I'm going to feel...
I'm so blown away by everyone's response so far... OVER $1,500 in prizes donated by local businesses in Cairns...so blown away and CONFIRMED we've sold over 300 raffle tickets - so that's almost about $1,000 in raffle tickets sold. If you still want to buy, message me for details.
So... the countdown continues to the MAIN EVENT - Monday 23rd September - 7pm...Share
RAFFLE TICKETS NOW ON SALEMonday 26th Aug
So...why am I doing this??Tuesday 13th Aug
Firstly, thanks to everyone who has donated so far! I am so overwhelmed by everyone's generosity...but I know it goes much deeper than that, as I'm sure most of us have either been impacted individually or had a family member or loved one, go through this terrible ordeal.
On the 5th June 2018, I received a message from my cousin Angela in the UK with the devastating news that she had been diagnosed with an aggressive form of breast cancer...this was the start of a journey that within less than 4 months, had taken her from us.
On the 30th July 2018, I went PINK for Cancer, raising almost $1,500 and only a few weeks later, I got to see my beautiful cousin face to face, thanks to a generous donation from a friend, who paid for my ticket to the UK. During this time, I got to see our Angela go through a myriad of emotions...but one of the funniest moments for us, is when we fell through the sunbed out the back of her place (picture)...we laughed and laughed until we cried, here we were, two peas in a pod, on the floor, struggling to get up! This was one of the happiest moments of my life, and one that I cherish more than anything.
Whilst in the UK I remarked to Angela that as she had lost her hair, I wanted to shave my head to support her...she wouldn't let me at the time...she loved the PINK...loved how much it suited me. So I said to her that when it got longer, I would shave it off for Cancer research...she was so happy about that!
If only I'd known that the last time I hugged her, would be the last time...we had a great night out that night... Lee, Beth, Sharon, me and my beautiful Angela - double dessert each...wish it had lasted forever! Less than a month later...she breathed her last...
That's why I'm doing this...for Angela...for her memory and I want to say THANK YOU from the bottom of my heart for your support!Share
Donations for a worthy causeMonday 12th Aug
So... I've decided that it would be great to also conduct a raffle to see what money we can raise through that avenue also.
Thanks to my good friend Karen Hansford from HansfordCall.Com, we've put our heads together to organise raffle prizes.
So far, I am so grateful to the Cairns Aquarium & Coffee Works who have both generously donated prizes. The raffle will be drawn on Monday Night before the shave.
I'll keep you updated as the prizes come in...now I've just got to organise those raffle tickets...
WOW!! So the prizes have been flooding in and I am so grateful to the following businesses for their support:
- Cairns Aquarium
- Coffee Works
- Bunnings Cairns Central
- Wildlife Habitat Port Douglas
- Cairns Cableski
- Great Adventures - Green Island and Great Barrier Reef Cruises
- The Wax Room
- Fitzroy Island Resort, Queensland
- Salthouse, Cairns Marina
Thank you for your generous donations. Tickets will be on sale from next week - $5 each or 3 for $10.
Thanks also to:
Further thank you to:
- The Raw Prawn
- Paronella Park
- Mamu Tropical Skywalk
- Tjapukai Aboriginal Cultural Park - Cairns Day & Night Tours
The Raffle Tickets are almost here and will go on sale THIS WEEK. Tickets are $5 each or 3 for $10
Further thanks to:
Feeling NervousWednesday 7th Aug
I have to admit, I am feeling rather nervous about this whole thing. But...it's in honour of my beautiful cousin. I said to her last year, on my trip to the UK that I'd stand with her and shave my head...at the time though, I'd just gone PINK and she was estatic that I'd done that and she loved the colour. So...a few weeks ago I spoke with my husband about shaving my head in Angela's honour on the anniversary of her passing and he said I had his full support...so here we go! It'll grow back!! BTW...it's shoulder length and the colour is gone...lolShare
Thank you to my Supporters
Raffle And Sausage Sizzle
Josh And Emma Harling
Karl & Elle
Megan Sidey - Access Housing