Losing locks for leukaemia makes for a memorable 2018

Jaymee Manns is going to be brave and shave her trailing tresses for the Leukaemia Foundation later this month.

Jaymee Manns’ New Year’s resolution was to make 2018 a more memorable year by doing things that scare her.

She also has a list of things to do before she turns 25, one of which is to do something for a worthy cause.

Chopping her crop of long hair for this year’s Shave for A Cure for Leukaemia will enable her to tick two things off her list.

“People who lose their hair to cancer treatment don’t have a choice whether or not they lose their hair.

“I want to donate mine to make wigs for kids,” Jaymee told The Cobar Weekly.

The Cobar Services Club hosts a fundraiser for the Leukaemia Foundation each year, and as it is also one of Jaymee’s places of employment, she said she’s been thinking about doing it for some time.

Currently Jaymee’s locks are lengthy and it’s been some time since the hairdresser’s scissors have been near her trailing tresses.

“I haven’t had a haircut in over a year due to traveling around the USA last year for six months and saving money before that for the trip.

“I am missing being on holidays and they say a change is as good as a holiday and this will be a big change,” Jaymee said.

She’s also been told that she will probably enjoy having a buzz cut.

“Dad always talked about how good it feels to have a No 1 haircut so figured I wanted to experience it too,” she said.

The shave date has been set for later this month, and Jaymee will have the services of Michael ‘Dog’ Lawrence to auction off hair cutting rights.

Her goal is to raise $2,000 for the Leukaemia Foundation with the shave.

“I am hoping to have a few events at the club, some raffles and games nights, and also a barbecue fundraiser,” Jaymee said.

“On the night I hope to have a little bit of entertainment with the help from the PP’s Organisation.”

Donations can also be made on Jaymee’s fundraising webpage: https://secure.leukaemiafoundation.org.au/registrant/FundraisingPage.aspx?RegistrationID=701957

The Leukaemia Foundation World’s Greatest Shave is 20 years old in 2018.

Since its beginning in 1998 it has been one of Australia’s biggest fundraising events.

The shave raises money for the Leukaemia Foundation which is the only national charity dedicated to helping Australian’s who are suffering with leukaemia, lymphoma, myeloma and related disorders survive blood cancer and live a better quality life.

More than 60,000 Australian are living with blood cancer or related disorders.

An Australian looses their battle with blood cancer every two hours, claiming more lives than breast cancer and melanoma.