Mackay employees shave their heads to send a message
HAIR colour can wash out but shaving it all off? That really sends a message.
At least that’s what Specshavers team captain Nicole Robert says.
The owner of Mackay Specsavers has brought together a team of three, including two of her employees Elizabeth Ellsworth and Avegail De Jager, who will each shave their heads on March 16 at Mount Pleasant Shopping Centre in Shave For A Cure.
Ms Robert said she had shaved her head twice before for the cause, which raises funds for blood cancer research.
“I met quite a few people who had leukaemia when I was young, I know a gentleman who had it when he was older, I’ve known customers and my sister’s mother-in-law had blood cancer at one stage,” she said.
“(Shave For A Cure) is something that has an impact because we’re physically doing something to raise money.
“It’s a great cause and it’s a visual thing. We’re not just raising money.”
While many women may recoil from the thought of chopping off their locks, Ms Robert said she and her team were going into the shave without any hesitation.
“It’s always nerve wrecking when you make a big change to your appearance but I’ve done it before so I know what it looks like – it’s not so scary,” she said.
“I just think we don’t really care too much about hair.”
At the moment, the Specshavers team is the only public event for Shave For A Cure in Mackay, and Ms Robert hopes the public will get behind the cause.
“Anyone is welcome to join our team if they want some courage to do it with others or they can sponsor us at our link online,” she said.
The team has raised $529.96 out of a goal of $3000.