MAKING THE CUT: Emma Thrum and sister-in-law BJ Creed have their locks chopped for cancer research. Photo: JoJo Newby
MAKING THE CUT: Emma Thrum and sister-in-law BJ Creed have their locks chopped for cancer research. Photo: JoJo Newby

Women go to great lengths for cancer charity

BJ CREED and Emma Thrum don't want their children to grow up in a world with cancer - so they took action.

Yesterday the pair chopped off their locks, in the process helping two very important causes.

"We're raising money for the Australian Cancer Research Foundation, and we reached our target of $2000 on the night before Jacaranda Thursday," Mrs Creed said.

The women also donated their locks to the Pantene Beautiful Lengths program, which uses donated ponytails to make wigs for cancer patients.

"Every single dollar goes to the research," Mrs Creed said.

"None of our paraphernalia is fancy because the Australian Cancer Research Foundation don't spend the money on admin or advertising or anything like that."

When The Daily Examiner spoke with Ms Thrum before her big chop, she showed no signs of nervousness.

"We actually have a choice to do this when a lot of people don't," she said.

"The ones who are actually suffering cancer don't have a choice - they just lose their hair.

"I just feel really happy to be doing it, so I'm not nervous at all."

The women had their hair chopped off at DiMattia Hairdressing in Prince St, Grafton, among the buzz of Jacaranda Thursday.

To donate to the pair's cause, go to

www.everydayhero.com and find Grafton Girls.



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