What started as an idea from teenager Asha Davies has grown to feature an army of willing participants for the Echuca-Moama Shave.
Asha, a Year 11 student at St Joseph’s College, talked about the inspiration behind the event.
“I was watching friends and their families do treatment, and thought how could I help them,” she said.
“I thought why not organise a big event, to raise money, and help support local people and local families living with cancer.”
Asha said the goal for the event was to raise $10,000.
“If anyone else wants to volunteer and be a part of the event, they can,” she said.
“We’ve got a number of social channels — check out @echucamoama.shave on Instagram, echucamoama.shave on Tik Tok and Echuca Moama Shave on Facebook.
“We’ve also got the GoFundMe page, which is titled ‘help support local families living with cancer’.”
Asha said on the day of the shave there would be a variety of fun activities in addition to the main event.
“We’ll be running raffles, mini games and there is an auction with items that have been donated by local businesses,” she said.
All money raised will go towards families in the Echuca-Moama region who are directly affected by cancer.
Money raised will help with the burden of travel and living-away-from-home costs, as local people with cancer are required to seek medical treatment in Melbourne.