Photo courtesy of The Eastern Reporter
Helen Green graduated as a registered nurse in 2014 and is now working towards becoming a comprehensive cancer nurse. She is incredibly passionate about her work and decided to help us raise vital funds to support all West Aussies affected by cancer. In particular, Helen is interested in our work with Aboriginal communities and our commitment to improving health outcomes for Indigenous Australians.
Helen made the brave decision to chop off her ponytail to raise funds through her Do It For Cancer page 'Hellz the cancer 'cure'sader'. Helen hopes that her big chop will help to generate discussion about cancer in the community.
"The haircut basically was just to start the conversation and essentially keep the conversation going after the event," she said.
"With all the different health issues going on in society, cancer has become a bit of a norm but we really do need to raise the issue and start early screening."
Helen was inspired to fundraise and help spread hope after losing a friend to cancer.
"I have had family members, good friends… there are more success stories in cancer than there are fatalities, which people need to understand – it is not a death sentence if you hear the 'big C'," she said.
Helen raised a magnificent $755 for us in the lead up to her big ponytail chop on October 13! If you would like to support Helen and help her reach her fundraising goal of $5,000 you can make a donation via her Do It For Cancer page here.
Would you like to create your own fundraiser to join the fight against cancer?
Do It For Cancer is our online community fundraising platform that makes fundraising for us in any way you like really easy! To get started, simply pick a fundraising idea, register your event on our Do It For Cancer website and set up your fundraising page!
Some people like to shave their heads, some challenge themselves to an ocean swim and some ask for donations instead of gifts for occasions like birthdays. Whatever you choose, just know that the money you raise goes towards our research, prevention and support services that help support all West Aussies affected by cancer.
Find out more about becoming a community fundraiser for us at Do It For Cancer or contact our fundraising team on firstname.lastname@example.org