“Starting a conversation about bowel cancer can be difficult,” said Amy Delugar, who lost her nana Valarie to the disease in October 2018.
Bowel Cancer Australia’s hair-raising fundraiser – Decembhair - encourages you to get hairy while raising awareness and funds to help beat bowel cancer.
Amy first decided to use her hair to help make a difference in 2014.
“I felt brave and cut 26cm off my hair which was donated to be used for wigs for people suffering the side effects of cancer. My hair has grown back, and it is longer than ever. After losing my nana, I am feeling even more brave,” Amy said.
This year, to honour her nana, Amy has not only cut her hair and donated it for wigs; she also committed to shaving her head and raised more than $5,500 to help beat bowel cancer.
“I was extremely fortunate that I was able to spend the last two weeks of my nana’s life at her side. She was so resilient and brave as she endured surgeries and chemotherapy. She was an utterly amazing woman and is dearly missed, not only by me but all of my family, and those she lived with in her small country town community,” said Amy.
If it's hair - let it grow or let it go to raise funds and awareness for Australia’s second deadliest cancer.
Grow hair anywhere. Cut it, colour it or shave it off. All for a great cause.