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Hair today, gone tomorrow

For most people, our hair is part of our identity.  We can hide behind it, style it to make us feel good or even fiddle with it when bored.  One of the big worries for a lot of cancer patients when starting chemo is when, and if, their hair will fall out.  It therefore takes a lot of guts to voluntarily lose your hair, but this is exactly what Jo Osborn has done, all to raise money for cancer research.

Earlier this year Jo’s family friend, and hairdresser of 20 years, Stephanie was diagnosed with Non Hodgkin’s Lymphoma.  She is still receiving treatment at University College London Hospital and recently lost her hair.  In solidarity and to show support, good friend Jo decided to join her friend and shaved her head, and who else could complete the task than Stephanie!

When asked how it went she told us “It was amazing, and such a great turn out - probably 100 people watching. I’m now up to £8,000 of my £10,000 goal so nearly there!”

To sponsor Jo please visit her Virgin Money Giving page here: http://uk.virginmoneygiving.com/fundraiser-web/fundraiser/showFundraiserProfilePage.action?userUrl=jozborn

Jo is also donating her luscious locks to www.littleprincesses.org.uk who make wigs for children who have lost their hair due to cancer treatment.