Emma’s shaving for a cure
You don’t see many bold women going bald these days, but one 19-year-old local girl, Emma Kitching is not scared of the shaver and will be shaving off her long, healthy hair for the World’s Greatest Shave in March.
To help raise funds, Emma and her friends held a car wash out the front of the Pick n Move on Balmoral Road last Saturday.
The team started at 8am making every car shiny and spotless, finishing at 1pm with a sausage sizzle in between and drinks that could be purchased.
Emma said it was about two years ago when she saw a couple of kids shaving off their hair on the TV and thought she would never be able to do that.
“They were so brave, but then I thought, maybe I would give it a go,” she said.
“It is a good cause and I do have quiet long hair, so people tend to pay more money when they see a girl with long hair willing to shave it off for the cause.”
She said that her family has been affected by cancer when her grandfather died last year and her school friend who has been battling cancer for the last few years.
“I know that Leukaemia is found in a lot of younger people,” she said.
“But it is more about supporting everyone that it affected by it.
“It is not just the people who have cancer; it affects everyone that knows that person.”
She admits that she will feel a bit ‘naked’ when all of her hair is shaved off but said it will be fine and will grow back.
“People should get behind Shave for a Cure because all of the money is going towards an excellent cause,” she said.
“I have a set goal of $5,000, but anything more or less would be great, any amount will help towards finding a cure.”
To donate and help Emma reach her goal, head to www.worldsgreatestshave.com and search ‘Emma Kitching’.