Shaving for Cancer
As most of you know the worlds greatest shave is coming up. But blood cancer is not why I’m shaving mine.
In 2007, my father passed away from a cancer most of you probably aren’t familiar with. It’s called Cholangiocarcinoma, which is cancer of the bile duct.
Cholangiocarcinoma is known as a silent disease as it goes unrecognised and can very often be mistaken as another disease. The major function of the bile duct is to move a fluid called bile from the liver and gallbladder to the small intestine, where it helps digest the fats in food. The cancer blocks this tube and begins to spread throughout the body. Once it has spread it’s quickly detected as cholangiocarcinoma but by then, it’s usually to late to operate.
This year I want to do something to help. I’m not here to tell my story, I’m here to reach out to you and ask for your help. I would happily raise my hand and shave my head for the world’s greatest shave but I’d rather do it for something a little closer to my heart. On February 29 I’m going to shave it all off but until then I’ll be taking donations.
The more money I raise, the more I can donate and help with the research of this particular cancer and hopefully help in making a quicker detection. My target to reach is $4,000. I’ll be documenting every step along the way, up until the day I shave it. So don’t worry, you will all get to see the whole process and events leading up to the day… and of course you’ll be sure to get a photo when its all gone.
Thank you to anyone who shows support even if it’s not through a donation. You are more than welcome to share this post and let friends and family know.
Thanks again and much love