Emilia gifts her hair for children with cancer

Emilia gifts her hair for children with cancer

Next week, eight-year-old Emilia Douglas will be getting rid of her long locks to raise funds for childhood cancer research. The big cut is set to take place at Emilia’s school, and not only does she intend to raise money, but she also wants to help make a wig for children who need it.

“I have decided to cut my hair to above my shoulders to make a wig for children who have lost their hair from cancer,” explained Emilia. “I want to do this so I can help the sick children feel better.”

Emilia and her family have a close connection to childhood cancer, being long time family friends with CLCRF’s very own Georgia Lowry. Georgia was diagnosed with cancer when she was just eight weeks old and was given a two percent chance of survival. Thanks to advancements made in childhood cancer research, she has just recently celebrated her 28th birthday.

“We also know a family at the moment whose little boy is in Perth Children’s Hospital battling cancer,” said Emilia’s mother Cara.

Cara confessed that Emilia is nervous to cut her hair but is also excited to help make a real difference in the lives of children with cancer. Emilia’s goal was to raise $500 through her fundraiser, but after only 4 days in, she has already raised over $2,000!

Emilia is raising funds through a Facebook Fundraiser, allowing family, friends, and CLCRF supporters to make a secure donation directly to the Foundation. If you would like to support Emilia before her big chop, head to her Facebook Fundraiser page today!