She has made the choice to shave her hair off to raise funds for those who don't have the luxury of choosing.
Blenheim Hospice house manager Trish Holdaway has set out to raise a $1000 for Shave for a cure, in memory of her brother who died from leukemia 18 months ago.
"I know there is no talk of a cure as yet, but if they are going to find one they will need money to do it," she says.
Many people have called her brave others said she was crazy to shave her hair, but she feels her hair will, hopefully, grow back again, Trish says.
"My goal was to raise $1000 for the cause. I might have to up it, as once I have banked the latest donations I received I would have almost reached my goal.
"I would then up it to $1200 again," she says.
She believes every bit helps when it comes to donations, she is too unfit to run for a cause and feels she lacks the discipline to get fit - but this she can do, Trish says. Trish has another two weeks to raise funds.
Then on Saturday, March 22 she will shave her hair at the hospice.
She has invited her friends, family and members from her church to share the day with everyone here at hospice with a barbecue.
"My hairdresser from Solutions '93 Hair Salon has kindly offered to shave my hair off.
"Who knows I might just inspire someone else to join the cause and raise funds next year," she says.
To donate to Trish's Shave for a cure go to shaveforacure.co.nz
- The Marlborough Express
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