Janet's Cut Fundraiser

By Janet NANGIT

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.

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!

Event Information

Monday 23rd September

My Updates

MISSION ACCOMPLISHED

Tuesday 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.

https://www.facebook.com/janet.nangit/videos/10162226820040133/ 

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 xx

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... 

RAFFLE TICKETS NOW ON SALE

Monday 26th Aug
Tickets $5 each or 3 for $10
Raffle will be drawn "LIVE" on FB from 6:45pm on Monday 23rd September
 
• Bunning’s Warehouse Cairns Central – $50 Gift Voucher
• Cairns Aquarium – 1 x Adult General Admission Pass
• Coffee Works – 2 x Admission to Coffee World Experience
• Wildlife Habitat Port Douglas – 1 x Family Pass (2 Adults & 2 Children)
• Cairns Wake Park – 1 Hour Pass
• Quicksilver – Green Island Eco Adventure for 2 people
• The Wax Room – 1 x $100 Voucher & 2 x $50 Vouchers
• Fitzroy Island Resort – 4 x return transfers on Fitzroy Flyer to spend a day on the island
• Salt House – Breakfast for 2 Voucher
• AJ Hackett Cairns – Giant Jungle Swing
• Spirit of Cairns – Dinner Cruise for 2
• The Raw Prawn - $50 Gift Voucher
• Paronella Park – Family Pass for 2 Adults & 2 Children
• Mamu Tropical Skywalk – Family Pass for 2 Adults & 2 Children
• Tjapukai – Tjapukai By Day Family Pass – 2 Adults & 2 Children
 
UPDATE 5TH SEPTEMBER 2019:
• Officeworks - Fellowes Power Shredder - Value $84
• Cazalys Cairns - 2 x Complimentary Membership & $30 Voucher
 
 
A HUGE THANK YOU TO ALL THESE LOCAL BUSINESSES FOR THEIR KIND DONATION
 
A HUGE THANK YOU - to my friend Karen of HansfordCall.Com for the wonderful ideas and assistance in compiling the prize list. 

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! 

Donations for a worthy cause

Monday 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...

UPDATE: 20.08.2019

WOW!! So the prizes have been flooding in and I am so grateful to the following businesses for their support:

Thank you for your generous donations. Tickets will be on sale from next week - $5 each or 3 for $10. 

UPDATE 21.08.2019

Thanks also to:

UPDATE 24.08.2019

Further thank you to:

The Raffle Tickets are almost here and will go on sale THIS WEEK. Tickets are $5 each or 3 for $10

UPDATE 17.09.2019

Further thanks to:

Chiropractic Works Cairns

Cazalys Cairns

Officeworks

 

Feeling Nervous

Wednesday 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...lol

Thank you to my Supporters

$2.13k

Raffle And Sausage Sizzle

Raffle & Sausage Sizzle Fundraising

$52

Rebecca Dalton

$52

Leslie Angel

Proud of you, love Dad xx

$52

Helen Rapa

Well done Janet, love Helen x

$52

Janet Nangit

$52

Mj

$52

Jeannette Wilson

I have often thought of doing this myself so good on you

$52

Renee Nsengimana

So proud of you, in heaven your crown will have many jewels. Who needs hair here!

$52

Jill Edward

Wow Janet, you are an amazing woman. All the best with your fund raising - love Nana

$52

Sonya Davey

Good luck Dammit Janet, its a fantastic cause xx

$50

Josh And Emma Harling

Love you my Sister!

$50

Uli

$50

Neischea

Huggsey, the universe is richer with you as the gift to us all. Luv Neish xo

$50

Vanessa Moret-lalli

You are so very brave!!! Well done x

$50

Sarah Simpson

$50

Joy Meyer

Well done Janet

$36.40

Frances Hogan

What a beautiful smile Janet & how lovely that your husband is such a wonderful support to you.

$36.40

Sally Crompton-guard

You’re an inspiration xx

$36.40

Deborah Onga

$36.40

Julie Oats

What a great cause Janet! Good luck in your fundraising efforts.

$36.40

Maria Rytkonen

$36.40

Jeannette Donohue

love your work J and can't wait to see you go bold eek

$36.40

Wendy Brand

You are one amazing woman for doing this! Love 💗 Wendy and Dallas

$36.40

Maggie Burain

$35

Sharon Bramley

Great cause lovely x

$35

Helen Leafa

Love your courage and your beautiful heart Janet xxoo

$35

Beth Snow

Amazing cause Janet, I hope you raise lots of money!! Love you lots xxxxx

$26

Cameron

Well done my beautiful friend, proud of you

$20.80

Allan Pinchen

$20.80

Jennifer Cramer

xxx :-)

$20.80

Allison Hoad

$20.80

Loani Burns

Wonderful cause Janet. xx

$20.80

Janet Hart

Well done, love the pink hair ! xx

$20.80

Julie Hendry

You go girl!

$20

Karl & Elle

Towards your fundraiser

$20

Tim Higgins

$15.60

Angela Mckinstry

$15.60

Jake Mckenna

Woohooo...Go janet you legend.

$10.40

Megan Sidey - Access Housing

Impressed with your bravery Janet - you go girl!

$10.40

Robin O'shea

Wonderful cause. Good luck

$10.40

Anonymous

$10.40

Debby

$10

Megan Ponder

Having lost a loved one to breast cancer as well i am so touched by what you're doing xx

$10

Melissa Dcosta