Shaving for a cure is Holly Sleep, pictured with mum Glenda.
Shaving for a cure is Holly Sleep, pictured with mum Glenda. Valerie Horton

Braving the cold for mum

ICY AUGUST winds are not enough to deter Holly Sleep from shaving her head.

People may wonder what motivated the 27-year-old to go bald and for Holly the answer is very simple – her mum.

Glenda Sleep has battled breast cancer for four years.

Her own hair is just millimetres long after completing her latest round of chemotherapy.

“I have no fear of the cold,” Holly said.

“I will have to wear a wig to work anyway and when I’m not working I’ll just wear a beanie – Mum has heaps of them.”

Holly will lose her long brown locks in a fundraising event at the Lamington Hotel on Sunday, August 15. The event starts at 11am with a barbecue and raffles before the razor comes out.

All funds raised will be donated to the Breast Cancer Foundation.

“The first time Mum was diagnosed with cancer was really bad – I didn’t deal with it very well,” Holly said.

“When Mum was diagnosed again with a second cancer I decided to shave my head.

“It’s as an opportunity to raise money so they can find a cure, not just for our generation but future generations.”

Anyone wanting to support Holly’s fundraiser can make a donation at Blockbuster Video in Maryborough or at the Lamington Hotel on August 15.

Spectators are encouraged to wear something pink to show their support for the Breast Cancer Foundation.



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