15-year-old Giacinta Chivers will be shaving her head this September to raise funds for childhood cancer research and honour her late Aunty who lost her life to the disease.
“Five years ago, I lost someone who was very close to my heart,” expressed Giacinta. “My Aunty Jo was someone who I could always look up to and admire for her strength and care. Her kind nature and strong will through battling cancer is what I am remembering and honouring by raising money to shave my head in her memory.”
The idea to shave her head came from Giacinta’s mother who shaved her own head during her Aunty’s battle. “My mum really inspired me with this,” said Giacinta. “I am hoping to raise $1000 dollars, however anything and everything I get is worth it to me.”
Her Aunty Jo’s passing has affected Giacinta and her family tremendously. “My Aunty was like a second mum to me,” she expressed. “We played doll house, kitchen cooking, and hair braiding together and she brought such special memories and experiences to my life.”
Giacinta will be shaving her head on 11 September, and we thank her for choosing to support our Foundation while honouring her beloved Aunty Jo.
“I decided to support CLCRF because I know childhood cancer is quite common within Australia,” Giacinta said. “I wanted to support a Foundation that was working hard to decrease these statistics.”
If you would like to support Giacinta and help her raise as much money as possible for childhood cancer research, simply head to her fundraising page.