Hair goes for a good cause

HAIR LOSS: Jasmin Robertson and her friend Rosemary Whiting will be cutting their hair in support of Jasmin's mother Carmel Woods who has cancer. Photo: Mike Knott / NewsMail
HAIR LOSS: Jasmin Robertson and her friend Rosemary Whiting will be cutting their hair in support of Jasmin's mother Carmel Woods who has cancer. Photo: Mike Knott / NewsMail Mike Knott

A BUNDABERG woman believes losing her locks is a small price to pay to help raise awareness and support for those battling cancer.

Jasmin Robertson's mum Carmel Woods was diagnosed with secondary ovarian cancer in 2005, and next month Ms Robertson will cut off all her hair to recognise her mum's brave fight.

"As a result of the diagnosis mum has had two hip replacements, spinal surgery, brain surgery, lots of radiation and has just started the first round of four lots of chemotherapy," she said.

"Last month she lost the sensation in her waist due to a 12cm diameter tumour in her abdomen - she has had 10 doses of radium but she can still walk and is soldiering on."

Mrs Robertson's shoulder length locks will be cut at Aristocut Hair Design on Saturday, December 15 and on November 30 she will hold a loose change day on to contribute towards her fundraising goal.

"We are encouraging businesses to wear pink or blue in support of cancer all day and to collect on my behalf," Ms Robertson said.

"This is a way of saying we care, and with the community's help, we can let others know that although they may be fighting a very personal battle, they are not alone."

To help Ms Robertson reach her goal of $10,000 visit and search for Jasmin Robertson.

Topics:  cancer awareness, haircut

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