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Team Bogan's long hair fundraiser

ANNA LOREN
Last updated 05:00 20/03/2014
Camerone and Shaun
Anna Loren
BOGAN BUZZCUT: Cameron Wetzel, left, and Shaun Abbott are shaving their heads to raise money for cancer research. 

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Headbanging without hair might be a strange experience but Shaun Abbott and Cameron Wetzel are ready to give it a go.

The two self-professed bogans are shaving their heads to raise funds for Leukaemia & Blood Cancer New Zealand.

All the money will go to cancer research and they'll also be donating their hair to be made into wigs for cancer patients.

Both members of Team Bogan have had long hair since their first year at James Cook High School.

The Weymouth 19-year-olds say they're not sure what life - or heavy metal concerts - will be like without their manes.

But it's a cause that's worth the sacrifice.

Cameron's cousin has been diagnosed with breast cancer and Shaun's nana died of the disease six years ago. She went through radiation and chemotherapy and ended up shaving her head.

"It was one of the toughest things to have to go through with her," Shaun says. "She was grateful for the wig as it made her feel a bit more comfortable when out in public. Donating my hair means that one day someone who is going through something similar to what my Nana went through will have the same opportunity to receive a wig and may feel the same as she did."

Shaun and Cameron have organised an event at Weymouth Primary School on Sunday. It will run from noon to 3pm on the school field.

Go to facebook.com and search "Shaun and Cameron's Shave For a Cure" or go to shaveforacure.co.nz and search "Team Bogan".

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- Manukau Courier

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