Cathy Porter supports the Leukaemia Foundation’s World’s Greatest Shave

Doing her bit: Cathy Porter is taking part in the World's Greatest Shave. Photo: Ivan Sajko
Doing her bit: Cathy Porter is taking part in the World's Greatest Shave. Photo: Ivan Sajko

CATHY Porter says losing her locks is a small sacrifice to help people with blood cancer and their families.

So she signed up for the World’s Greatest Shave and is well on the way to meeting her $5000 fundraising target.

The Douglass Hanley Moir Pathology blood collector has noticed an increase in blood cancer over the past few years.

“That’s made me even more determined to do this,” Mrs Porter said.

Donations and a raffle have helped push her fundraising tally to date to about $2500.

The sale of hair wraps will add to the total.

“I’ve done rock and roll and swing dancing for a lot of years and I’ve done my hair into the ‘40s and ‘50s styles,” Mrs Porter said.

“That is all going to go until it [my hair] grows back.”

A family bush dance at Wauchope Showground from 6pm on March 4 will raise money for the cause.

Russell Churcher will be the bush dance caller and entertainer.

Tickets cost $10 for adults and $5 for children aged over five.

The big shave will take place during the event.

For inquiries contact Cathy Porter on 0412 743905 or Rob Porter on 0457 304098.

People can support Mrs Porter with online donations at www.worldsgreatestshave.com 

Money raised from World's Greatest Shave funds blood cancer research and free support through the Leukaemia Foundation.

More than 12,000 Australians will develop leukaemia, lymphoma or myeloma this year.

The Leukaemia Foundation is the only Australia-wide charity dedicated to the care and cure of people with leukaemia, lymphoma, myeloma and related blood disorders.