Exeter's Sam Abrahams to shave her head in quest to raise money for Stand up to Cancer
Sam Abrahams, director of Exeter based choir La La Choirs, is doing a head shave to raise money for 'Stand Up to Cancer' on August 17th 2019.
She needs to raise £5,000 first, though, and she needs your help!
Speaking about her journey, and why she's raising money for 'Stand Up to Cancer', Sam said: "My hair is often a talking point."
"I am very lucky. It is thick and glossy and almost always looks great. I have a fabulous hairdresser and I have spent hours having it coloured, cut and shaped into the glorious shimmering swinging thing that makes women stop me in the street and ask me where I get it cut on a regular basis. I love my hair."
"But I hate Cancer. I have met countless young people who have had their lives turned upside down by it, watched parents hearts break as they see their child scared and in pain, had darling friends, family and La La members all go through various types of it, I have watched people I love suffer and die. But I have also been blessed to experience plenty who have beaten it and survived. I want everyone to be like that. In order to do that we need to fund the vital research that will ensure by 2034, 3 in 4 patients survive.
"So I am shaving off my crowning glory in front of family, friends and my darling La La choirs at our Summer Social on August 17th 2019. But there is a catch.
"I will only do this if we hit the magic £5000 target I have set. One penny less and the hair stays on. I love my hair and I am not doing this for anything less.
"So please help me to help those who are trying to find the treatments and cures we so desperately need."