Children’s Leukaemia & Cancer Research Foundation (Inc.) ambassador, Kerrin Hampson, will be doing ‘The Great Chop’ – she’s shaving off her beautiful long hair to support Finlay Higgs, who has Hepatoblastoma, a rare liver cancer. She aims to raise $1,500 for the cause!
As to why she’s cutting off her hair, Kerrin went through a very painful time when her own son, Marley, was diagnosed with cancer. In Kerrin’s own words:
“No family walks exactly the same path during treatment, but walking a mile in the Higgs’ family’s shoes would give anyone blisters. I know the money will go exactly where it needs to go to help find a cure.”
So, what is Kerrin and Marley’s story? Kerrin explains why supporting children’s cancer research is so close to her heart.
“Where do I start? I shaved my head for the first time in 2013. That was the year that my own son, Marley, finished treatment. After he finished, we have remained involved in the raising of awareness and funding of research into children’s cancers, with the hope that one day a cure will be found.
“I have grown my hair since then with the idea in mind that I would shave next year when Marley has the 5 year, all clear. I am planning a celebration and thought it would be a great addition to the day. I woke up this morning (31 October) and was just over the washing, drying, making it tidy for work grind. I decided now is the time. Why put off tomorrow what I can do in a couple of weekends? I will cut it off. I will raise money beforehand and I will donate the funds to the Friends of Finlay Camp Out 2017.”
You can support ‘The Great Chop’ now at https://friendsoffinlay.everydayhero.com/au/the-great-chop.
If you want to support childhood cancer research and attend Friends of Finlay Camp Out on Saturday 25 November, just register now!