These ‘sisters’ are doing it for others

Shannon BochenekManjimup-Bridgetown Times

Manjimup sisters-in-law and best friends Leanne Blom and Candance Rainbird plan to shave their heads to raise money for cancer research in March.

Cancer has affected both women’s lives, and they will now share their first major hairstyle change together in the hope of helping others.

“My mum died when I was three, and we’ve always been affected by cancer all our lives,” Mrs Blom said.

“It was just something to give back,” Mrs Rainbird said.

“I’ve always wanted to give back to the hospital that looked after my family over their time.

“We figured this may be a way of saying thank you.”

The World’s Greatest Shave Leukaemia Foundation fundraiser is a first for both women who said they were likely continue with similar efforts in years to come. “Hopefully next year we can do something for breast cancer,” Mrs Rainbird said.

The women said they were “nervous but excited,” for the shave. They hope their locks will be recycled for wigs or fishing line after it is sent to the World’s Greatest Shave Perth office.

The pair will be around Manjimup collecting donations until the big day on March 16.

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