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Off with Breanna’s locks

For cause: Breanna Polato will shave her hair for cancer.

FOR many women, their hair is more than a means of keeping their head warm.

A hairstyle is a way of expressing themselves, a way of feeling positive and a good hair day can enhance their outlook on life.

Breanna Polato (CORRECT) knows just that and so is willing to forgo her long blonde locks to help those who lose their hair due to cancer.

The Leongatha North woman will shave her head as part of the Leukaemia Foundation’s World’s Greatest fundraiser.

Her hair now measures 37cm long and once shaved, will become a wig for cancer patients.

Funds raised for the Leukaemia Foundation will go towards finding a cure for leukaemia, as well as lymphoma and myeloma.

Breanna’s friend from her Mary MacKillop College days, Peta Margetts, died from leukaemia as a Year 12 student.

“She was a beautiful girl, lovely, very selfless and she was a good friend,” she said.

Breanna’s grandfather Harry Polato, late of Leongatha, died of skin and lung cancer.

“In honour of these people, I would love to do this as well as for people that will suffer from these debilitating cancers in the future,” she said.

The Monash University zoology and palaeontology student will have head her shaved at Clayton on March 17.

“Whenever someone asks what I would not change about myself, the first thing that I say is my hair. It’s a big part of me,” she said.

To donate, sponsor Breanna online at http://my.leukaemiafoundation.org.au/BreannaPolato or phone her on 0400 338 535.

Collection tins are also around Leongatha, including at Buzz Hair Studio and Leongatha Fresh Meat and Fish Supply.

“I would like to thank Mum and Dad for supporting me in raising funds for this great cause,” she said.

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