When Kerry Taberner learned her cousin, who was not even two years old, had leukemia, she signed up to the World’s Greatest Shave at the first opportunity.
On Saturday, in the middle of the Orange City Centre, Mrs Taberner was joined by friends, family and supporters who all faced the razor or had their hair coloured.
Among those who helped edge Mrs Taberner closer to her fundraising goal of $4000 was her husband Mark, Charleen Sly and Orange Hawks player Waaka Hodge.
“I don’t know anyone who has leukemia, I just wanted to do it because it’s a good cause,” Mr Hodge said.
Mrs Taberner was delighted to have the support.
“I thought if I’m going to do it, I’m going to make it the best I can,” Mrs Taberner said.
Ms Sly said it was an easy decision to get behind Mrs Taberner.
“I just heard Kerry was shaving her head and thought I’d come down and support the cause,” Ms Sly said.