9JILL Carmody has pink hair and Lisa O’Brien has very little hair at all, but they’ll be more than happy with their funky new styles if it means more people are thinking about breast cancer and donating to the cause.
Jill and Lisa from Jetset Leongatha headed to Buzz Hair Studio last week for their ‘makeover’ as a show of support for workmate Renee McLennan who was recently diagnosed with breast cancer and has commenced her treatment.
“I’ve had lots of looks but its all about raising awareness,” Jill said.
“I don’t mind if people laugh, comment or stare – I’m a big girl – as long as people can please donate to help support those going through breast cancer.”
The money raised will go to the Breast Cancer Network Australia to help fund its range of support services.
Jill said the decision to colour her hair was an easy one.
“Renee has lost her hair and she’s shown great strength already following her diagnosis and treatment.
“This is just a physical way we can support her and several other Leongatha women who are also going through similar circumstances.
“We want to help Renee get through the bet we can and we’re looking forward to her being counted as one of the survivors.”
Collection tins will be located at retail outlets throughout Leongatha until the end of the year.
There are 12 already and another 12 to come, so have your coins and notes ready.
“We’re also calling for volunteers for a committee to be part of a major fundraising event in 2014,” Jill said.
“The local businesses that have been approached so far have been really supportive and are keen to help, either through donations or physically.”
Buzz Hair studio is one such business to commit.
Simone Holwerda from Buzz donated the cost of Jill’s new colour and Lisa’s new style to the cause.
She will also make a $10 donation from every colour to the fund during the campaign.
While Jill said she appreciated October is traditionally Breast Cancer Awareness month, she said she hoped to keep the goodwill coming for such a worthy cause.