Pat’s brave act raises funds

Pat Kennedy’s new look after participating in the World’s Greatest Shave.PICTURE: SUPPLIED

Broken Hill woman Pat Kennedy is one of many people in Australia who got brave to support a worthy cause.

She cut off all her hair on the weekend at the Mulga Hill Tavern to raise funds for the Leukaemia Foundation.

Pat felt her new look was unique and is a sign of her dedication to helping others in need.

“It was all worth it and now I have no hair,” she said. “It doesn’t worry me because I don’t look in the mirror much.”

Pat managed to raise $860 through a raffle and auction at the event on Friday night, which took her total to $2500.

She admitted that she was “nervous and excited” before the hair came off and didn’t expect to surpass her original goal of $2000 but was grateful for all the generous donations.

“I got lots of donations from people and businesses, which was fantastic,” Pat said.

“We’ve had COVID and everyone has been struggling but the community support was good.”

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Her daughter and grandchildren travelled from Orange, NSW, to be part of the small crowd that attended.

The Leukaemia Foundation’s mission is to achieve zero lives lost to blood cancer by 2035 and World’s Greatest Shave provides critical funding to ensure that the vision can become a reality.

Pat’s fundraising effort will help support the 110,000 Australians and their families who face blood cancer today.

She also raised $700 from a garage sale held last month and now hopes her brave act will encourage others to participate in the future.

Pat thanked Dean Trengrove, Laurie White, Hannah and Pagan from The Hair Strand, Jodie Kennedy, Hospital Kiosk staff, Mary Jinks, Broken Hill community and her family for the donations.

To learn more about the World’s Greatest Shave, visit https://worldsgreatestshave.com/.

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