Close shave for Shuey as students lose locks for cancer

Updated 6 Sep 2017.


West Coast Eagles star Luke Shuey kept his hair but showed off his hairdressing prowess when he took the shears and helped out at the annual Me No Hair Day at a northern suburbs primary school last week.

12 Year 6 students at John Septimus Roe Anglican Community School and teacher Simon Brodie shaved their heads on Friday in what was the 21st year of the school's fundraising event for cancer research.

Mr Brodie said losing so many friends to cancer inspires him to continue to raise money for us.

"I first became involved in the Me No Hair day when a student in my class had cancer; thankfully he was diagnosed in time and received treatment for his cancer," Mr Brodie said.                                                                                        

"From there it has just carried on as an annual School event. I'm proud that over the years we've raised more than $100,000 for Cancer Council WA to help beat cancer.

"Having had friends diagnosed with cancer and then having a scare myself the cause takes on more significance. I think we all need to do whatever we can to help search for a cure for this insidious disease," he said.

Mr Brodie said he is proud the young students are prepared to shave their heads and raise money to support our cancer research, education and support programs, and said a lot of thought and planning has gone into the fundraiser.

"Some of the students who participated had been avoiding haircuts for most of the year so they had a good head of hair for the day."

Student Lachie said being involved in the annual head shave was particularly important.

"Cancer has had a big effect on the majority of my family. It has been sad to see many people that I have loved, go. I have got many relative and friends going through pain each day because of it," he said.

This year's event has already raised $7,000 with donations still coming in! 


If you're interested in helping us raise money to beat cancer, visit our fundraising page. 



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