Blacktown Hospital administration officer Kim Norris is showing off her new hairdo after courageously shaving her long luscious red locks for cancer.
Kim has taken the leap as part of her efforts to raise funds for the Leukaemia Foundation and in support of those with blood cancer.
At 52 years of age, Kim has never had short hair before, but wanted to give back to the patients she sees every day in the hospital’s cancer centre.
“I want to make a positive impact on the lives of our cancer patients – shaving my hair is nothing compared to what they are going through on a daily basis,” Kim said.
Surrounded by staff and with the help of a Cancer Council volunteer, Kim bravely smiled as her hair dropped to the ground.
“I feel amazing, liberated and fabulous!” Kim commented afterwards. “I am so excited and pleased to have undertaken the challenge and to raise funds for our patients who lose their hair every day,” Kim said.
Blood cancer is the third most common cause of cancer death in Australia. The Leukaemia Foundation provides transport to medical and hospital appointments, financial help, support groups, accommodation for rural patients and practical assistance for families.
Help Kim reach her fundraising target of $2,000 by visiting her at Blacktown Hospital’s cancer centre or donate online here.