What started off as one woman and a pair of clippers, turned into three friends, a grandson, and a public "shave off".
In a show of solidarity for her mother and Sweet Louise Member Lynne, Meredith Priscott decided to shave her hair off. "It all came from my mum starting chemotherapy again after two years, and despite being told she wouldn't lose her hair, she started to feel 'that tingle'. I told her I would shave my hair to support her," says Meredith.
Meredith’s teenage son Ryan and friends Bronnie and Natalie wanted to show their support too and joined Meredith in shaving their hair off and fundraising for Sweet Louise, raising almost $850.
"We tried to have as much fun as possible while spreading the message about Sweet Louise," says Meredith. I was surprised with the amount of people who had never heard of Sweet Louise, or even secondary breast cancer.”
The group raised money through their Givealittle fundraising page and also on the day of the head shave at The Warehouse, Te Awamutu. Although Meredith used this opportunity to hold a lighthearted event, she is unfortunately more than aware of how stressful secondary breast cancer is for families
She’s really happy that the money they raised will give four members and their families a special day of creating memories that will help through the hard times.
You can support our Members with a gift of:
$30 - providing a Member with a special scarf or hat to cover hair loss during chemotherapy
$50 – giving a Member and their son or daughter a night at the movies
$100 – providing a Member with a personal caregiver for 5 hours to help with shopping, meal preparation, housekeeping and companionship
$200 – giving Members and their families a special day out
Your support helps our members to live as positively as they can for as long as possible. Thank you.