It’s Pink Up Parkes month and one resident has already taken a big step in showing his support and raising funds for the McGrath Foundation. Currajong Disability Services (CDS) client Thomas Davis kept his promise and shaved his locks to raise vital funds.
Thomas, or Tommy as he is known, talked about doing a shave months before, and last week he had his curls snipped by Dolly Allan, also of CDS.
“I think it’s a great initiative by Tommy,” said Indigo Kriedemann of Currajong Disability Services. “So far there have been around 500 donations. He is a credit to himself, his family and Currajong,” she said.
The idea first came to Tommy before the start of the 2019 NRL season when he was originally going to shave his hair if the Canterbury Bulldogs won the wooden spoon.
While the Bulldogs rallied to finish mid-table, the idea soon developed into something else and more supportive of a worthwhile cause – cancer and the McGrath Foundation. “I just wanted to make a difference,” said Tommy, “and hopefully I have. I can’t thank everyone enough for supporting me and the McGrath Foundation,” he said.
If you want to get behind Tommy’s cause, call Currajong on 6863 4713. The Mcgrath Foundation raises money to fund McGrath Breast Care Nurses in communities right across Australia. More nurses are needed to meet the growing rate of breast cancer diagnosis in Australia.