Cancer research supporter Anneka Skirrow recently raised over $1000 for the Australian Cancer Research Foundation (ACRF) by shaving off her beautiful long-locks at a ‘wacky-hair’ day held at Eden Hills Primary School in South Australia.
Anneka sadly lost her father to prostate cancer in 2006, and has friends who have previously or are currently battling the disease.
“In a humble attempt to identify with one side effect of cancer treatment, I will be shaving my head to raise money for research,” wrote Anneka on her fundraising page.
“I am full of admiration for my friends who have undergone treatment where hair loss was their experience,” she added.
Children, staff and parents arrived to school with colourful and way out hairdo’s, and attended a special assembly for the occasion.
“At the special assembly I spoke about my reason for the head shave and the first few cuts were taken before the children returned to classes”, said Anneka, “morning tea and nibbles were put on for parents to enjoy whilst the chop went ahead!”
“…the support and encouragement I received from the school community was quite something”.
ACRF wishes to thank Anneka and the staff, parents and children at Eden Hills Primary School for their wonderful support.