Scissors come out for Karen's locks this Sunday

CHOP CHOP: Mt Chalmers woman Karen Reedman is shaving her head on Sunday to raise money for breast cancer.
CHOP CHOP: Mt Chalmers woman Karen Reedman is shaving her head on Sunday to raise money for breast cancer. Amy Haydock ROK

KAREN Reedman says shaving her head is the least she can do for the true heroes who battle cancer every day.

"I don't want to be seen as I'm being brave, because I'm not," the Mt Chalmers woman said last week.

"It's the people fighting it that are. I don't want it to be about me. Cancer touches everybody in some way," she said.

Come Sunday, the mother of four will lose her long locks to raise money for breast cancer, which she said was looking forward to.

Ms Reedman said she decided to shaver her head for two women in particular whose stories had touched her heart.

"My good friend from school Kathleen has stage three breast cancer but she lives in Brisbane with her two-year-old daughter, so because I can't be there to help her out, I thought this would be a good way to do it," she told the Capricorn Coast Mirror last week.

"I also met a woman named Lisa at our sausage sizzle fundraiser in Emu Park recently whose young daughter came up and told me her mother had breast cancer.

"It really pulled at my heart strings and I told her I'd be honoured if she (Lisa) was to shave my head on the day.

"It was very emotional, it really broke me to hear Lisa's story.

"So if cutting my hair can help save someone's life than that's nothing compared to what these people go through."

Raising almost $3500 in her Shave for a Cure campaign, Ms Reedman said the community support had been wonderful.

"It's been brilliant - the Treehouse Tavern has been great in helping me fundraise and also I'd like to thank Lynn Groombridge and Robyn Wilkinson helping with everything," she said.

"Without them I wouldn't have got very far, they've been absolutely brilliant."

Ms Reedman will have her head shaved on Sunday from 2pm at the Treehouse Tavern, Cawarral.


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