A NERVOUS Fay Butler arrived at Echuca’s Trilogy for Hair on March 28 to say goodbye to the hair she had been growing for three years.
Exactly 30 years after her mother died from cancer — Fay shaved her head to raise vital funds for Echuca Regional Health’s proposed cancer and wellness centre.
It was a sense of relief when family and friends took turn cutting off Fay’s pigtails.
“It was great to have everyone around to support me and it was really good to get rid of all that hair after so long,” Fay said.
“I’ve watched far too many loved ones endure cancer to not want to do something about it.”
Fay has raised $500 and hoped people would continue to donate to the worthy cause or shave their own head and raise even more money.
The inspiration for Fay’s head shave came about when she and her friends were counting the days until a South Pacific cruise when one friend announced she would no longer be able to come along.
She’d just been diagnosed with breast cancer.
There and then, Fay promised she would grow her hair out and shave it off to support locals battling cancer.
“Most people have been affected by cancer in some way, Fay said.
‘‘I’ve known quite a few people who have had cancer, so it’s become a very personal thing for me. Every bit counts and I wanted to do my bit to help out and hopefully encourage others to do the same.”
To support Fay people can make donations in person at Echuca Regional Health at 226 Service St or they can also call 5485 5086 for further information or to make a credit card payment over the phone.