FIFTY-FIVE dollars was a cheap price to pay for a wife who hadn't seen her husband Chris Goswich without a beard before when he lost his locks during the Shave 4 A Cure.

Hundreds of supporters turned up and emptied their pockets for the Shave 4 A Cure event at the South Grafton Services Club at South Grafton on Saturday.

A number of participants shared centrestage. One of them was Eleni Hayman. Both Chris and Eleni had personal reasons for shedding their locks. Chris said the cause was close to his heart as his first wife had died from cancer at the age of 32.

"The last time I shaved was for Camp Quality at a big truckies function 28 years ago. It feels a bit strange being bald and people reckon I look younger," he said.

Eleni said she only decided a week ago to get involved and raised more than $1000.

"I have wanted to do Shave 4 A Cure because my pop passed away with leukemia and I have had a lot of cancer in the family as well," she said.

"I think it's a great thing to do because I can't believe there is no cure yet, but if we keep trying every year we are going to get somewhere."



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