Shaving to find a cure

CUTS: Cr Adrian Raedel is ready to chop Tony Harold's locks to raise vital funds for blood cancer.
CUTS: Cr Adrian Raedel is ready to chop Tony Harold's locks to raise vital funds for blood cancer. Paxton Roth

TONY Harold is set to lose his locks for a great cause.

On March 18, he will be participating in The World's Greatest Shave in a bid to help Australian's beat blood cancer.

Tony used to dedicate his time to entertaining sick kids at hospitals, as part of a music group.

"Going around to hospitals and seeing these little kids battling is a horrible thing,” Tony said.

"Their spirit's were always so high, it broke my heart to see how well they handle it - I think the kids handle it better than the adults.”

Tony hopes the research conducted by groups like the Leukaemia Foundation will eradicate blood cancers.

"At the moment scientists in South Australia have discovered a protein that they can isolate to find out exactly what kind of cancer someone has,” he said.

"They know exactly what the blood disease is and they know exactly how to treat it - it saves a lot of time and it saves a lot of lives.”

Division 12 councillor Adrian Raedel and Member for Longman Susan Lamb will be on hand to help Tony with his new hairstyle.

"Families in our area rely on essential research organisations like the Leukaemia Foundation to be adequately funded, which often falls on the shoulders of community leaders like Tony,” Ms Lamb said.

"If we want to make our community stronger, we need to be supporting strong and selfless leaders who set positive examples in our community.”

The money raised will go to support the Leukaemia Foundation which funds vital research, and accommodation and transport for families to be with their children undergoing treatment.

The shave will held at Town Square on March 18 and anyone who would like to colour or shave their hair can make a donation.

There will also be a barbecue on the day from 10am-2pm.

"We have to beat this disease,” Tony said.

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