Young Tori’s brave shave for a cancer cure
WHEN it comes to children's birthdays, most parents can identify with the early morning wake up call accompanied by a demand for presents.
But when Tori Price came bounding into her parents' bedroom on the morning of her ninth birthday in May, there was no mention of gifts.
The first thing she said to them was: "I can shave my head now!"
The shave for a cure is something the Copmanhurst Public School student has wanted to do since her mum Kelly Price braved the shave in January 2014.
Because Tori was just seven years old at the time, Mrs Price told her if she wanted to when she was nine, she could.
At 1pm tomorrow, it will become a reality at a family fun day at the Seelands Hall.
While she is "a little bit" nervous to say goodbye to her beautiful hair, Tori said she was happy to be doing it for such a good cause.
"I thought I was doing the right thing and my mum did it," she said.
"(My friends) don't want me to do it because they like me how I am and don't want my hair gone but they are proud of me."
Asked what advice she would give to others thinking of doing the same thing, Tori said they should go for it. Since announcing her decision, at least nine other Clarence Valley residents have done just that and made the pledge to lose their locks at the same time. Their target is to raise $5000 from a raffle which will be drawn during tomorrow's big shave.
Prizes include accommodation, pamper packs, pressure cleaning, water deliveries and car detailing.
"All of our supporters really have gone above and beyond," Mrs Price said.