SEVEN close mates from Torquay took the plunge on Saturday March 16 and shaved their heads to raise much-needed funds for the Cancer Council.
Local Tom Loughnane was the frontrunner in organising the event, selecting Boardriders Bar 61 as the hair chop destination.
“My family has been unfortunate, inheriting a genetic mutation which increases our chances of developing gastric and lobular breast cancers,” he said on the “Do It For Cancer” event page.
“Although there is yet to be a cure found, we’re losing the locks to raise funds to try help make a positive impact on those fighting cancer, with the hope that someday soon we can make the breakthrough and achieve a cancer free future.”
Tom and his mates have exceeded their $5,000 fundraising goal, garnering support from local friends and family.