Her young charges weren’t too keen on seeing their favourite family day care educator without her hair.
But it was when cancer struck two of her day care families that Terri Hollis knew she had to act.
Her fundraising efforts saw nearly $17,000 added to the final tally for the Border’s Relay for Life efforts.
That mighty tally – and the resulting shaved head – for the No One Fights Alone relay team is nothing compared to the battle faced by families on the cancer journey, according to Terri.
In September 2017 two boys lost their dad, Tas Hassapithis, to cancer and then another of young charges, Evie Wilson, 2, was diagnosed with a Wilms tumour.
Terri says like so many others who go into bat to fight cancer she hopes the money will be used to support local families and fund research for a cancer-free future.
After she reached her first $10,000 target Terri amped up her efforts saying: “Why would I stop fundraising when this disease doesn’t stop?”