Uncles’ memories inspire cancer help
WHEN Candice Weise first braved the clippers in 2012, it was in honour of two people close to her and husband Mark.
She knew then and there it would not be the last time she'd lose her long, blonde locks in support of the Leukaemia Foundation, and four patient year's on the Emerald mother is prepped for round two of the World's Greatest Shave.
This time, her support comes two-fold; raising funds for the fight against blood cancers as well as donating her hair to the Princess Charlotte Foundation to be made into a wig for a child with alopecia.
Reflecting on that first shave Candice recalls the emotional time for Mark and herself, and what inspired her to be brave and shave once more.
"I chose to do it because Mark's uncles were both getting treatment for cancer, at the time," she said of her first shave.
"And before I shaved, we lost one uncle to the cancer, he lost his battle, and then the second uncle we lost the day after my shave.
"He was a role model to us, he was very special and close person. So it made it all the more... a good cause to do, because I was helping out in that way."
Reminiscent of her first round, Candice will once again take to the McIndoe Park field for the Emerald Tiger's juniors first home game of the season on April 16 to host a sausage sizzle fundraiser, coloured hair spraying, and go under the razor.
In the meantime, her friend will host a boxing class on April 13 at 5.30pm at the Emerald Eagles soccer fields, with the $12 fee to be donated to the Leukaemia Foundation.
Candice said she was thankful to all those who have donated towards her $5000 fundraising goal, and with donation tins set up around town, there is still plenty of opportunity to show your support.
Donate at HEME, Hoopers or Resurrection Wreckers, or search 'Candice Weise' on the World's Greatest Shave website to sponsor her.