The Cut That Makes a Difference: The Follow Up

The Cut That Makes a Difference: The Follow Up

Just over a month ago, Townsville Women posted an article (here) about Karen Doyle and her fundraising efforts that came about after the decision to grow out, and then chop off, her hair.

The plan was to donate her ponytail to Variety (who make wigs for kids with cancer and alopecia), and use the event to fundraise for the Parkinson’s Foundation.


We check back in with Karen after her haircut to find out how it all went…

​With my hair, it’s a piece of me that will bring someone else joy

At the Women’s Expo held in the beautiful Carlton Theatre, Carlyle Gardens,
Karen enjoyed a pampering facial and make up with make up artist and
skincare advisor Melissa Johns – a prize that she had actually won through a Townsville Women newsletter competition.

Looking beautiful, with her skin looking smooth, radiant and brighter, it was time for the big event – the pony tail chop.  Although Karen was filled with nervous excitement, she soon had a large group of friends and family gathered around who were cheering her on and offering lots of support.

No need to worry as Karen was in the expert skilled hands of Karen from Bennett’s Barber Shop who proudly donated her time for such a worthy cause.

Thank you Melissa and Karen. Thank you to the many, many people who bought raffles tickets in the: “Pick-a-Box” money box raffles at Friday night Happy Hour at Carlyle Gardens Townsville; water colour painting raffle (painted and generously donated by the talented Geoff Maidens); car service raffle kindly donated by Micks Mechanics, Garbutt; and through donations by many kind-hearted generous people

– Karen Doyle

And the final total raised for Parkinson’s Disease Research?

Drum roll please!

The Cut That Makes A Difference made a big difference indeed… 

A $3000 difference!

Congratulations Karen!

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