A week remains until Milton-Ulladulla’s Relay For Life and one teenager is set to lose his illustrious locks to fundraise for cancer patients in treatment.
Ulladulla High School student Jack Bridle will shave his head during the 12-hour non-stop walk, held on the Civic Centre’s lawns on Saturday, November 17.
Jack has never taken part in Relay for Life and wanted to fundraise to fight back against cancer.
He hoped his hair can be used to create a wig for cancer survivors.
“It’s pretty long so I thought they could make a sick wig out of it,” he said.
“No-one likes cancer, lets raise some money to get rid of it.”
Relay for Life organisers have announced the program, which features local bands and an array of activities for the kids.
Community Relations Coordinator from the Cancer Council Stephanie Lake said this year’s participants could expect something a little different to previous years.
“With a move to the Civic Centre, and a shorter event of 12 hours, we are trying to offer something different to the community, while also staying true to the spirit of Relay For Life, honouring survivors and carers and remembering those we have lost to cancer,” Ms Lake said.
“There will also be a superhero theme with prizes to be won for the best dressed superheroes.”
Jack has joined the Tucker Real Estate team, which is one of 22 teams currently registered to take part.
Director Andrea Tucker said she was excited to support such an important event for the community.
“Our Tucker family love being part of our local community and this year it was a great opportunity for us to support a terrific cause and involve our whole team and their families,” said Mrs Tucker.
Mrs Tucker said her team will run the barbecue at the event with all funds going to Relay for Life. On Sunday, November 18, a barbecue will be held at Mollymook Surf Life Saving Club from 9am to 1pm to raise more money.
Anyone interested in attending is encouraged to register for the event at www.relayforlife.org.au/miltonulladulla Individuals and teams may also register on the day.
Funds raised from the event provide home help services including professional cleaning and gardening services to cancer patients; accommodation at the Shoalhaven Cancer Care Centre for patients going through treatment, and with Accor Hotels for patients having to travel to Sydney; as well as access to Cancer Council’s 13 11 20 information and support service.