Great grandmother has close shave for brain cancer research

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Great grandmother has close shave for brain cancer research Good cause: Norene Carroll said her family thought she was “crazy”, but she was unfazed by her new appearance. Picture: Jonathan Carroll
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Good cause: Norene Carroll said her family thought she was “crazy”, but she was unfazed by her new appearance. Picture: Jonathan Carroll

Good cause: Norene Carroll said her family thought she was “crazy”, but she was unfazed by her new appearance. Picture: Jonathan Carroll

Good cause: Norene Carroll said her family thought she was “crazy”, but she was unfazed by her new appearance. Picture: Jonathan Carroll

Good cause: Norene Carroll said her family thought she was “crazy”, but she was unfazed by her new appearance. Picture: Jonathan Carroll

Good cause: Norene Carroll said her family thought she was “crazy”, but she was unfazed by her new appearance. Picture: Jonathan Carroll

Good cause: Norene Carroll said her family thought she was “crazy”, but she was unfazed by her new appearance. Picture: Jonathan Carroll

Good cause: Norene Carroll said her family thought she was “crazy”, but she was unfazed by her new appearance. Picture: Jonathan Carroll

Good cause: Norene Carroll said her family thought she was “crazy”, but she was unfazed by her new appearance. Picture: Jonathan Carroll

Good cause: Norene Carroll said her family thought she was “crazy”, but she was unfazed by her new appearance. Picture: Jonathan Carroll

Good cause: Norene Carroll said her family thought she was “crazy”, but she was unfazed by her new appearance. Picture: Jonathan Carroll

Good cause: Norene Carroll said her family thought she was “crazy”, but she was unfazed by her new appearance. Picture: Jonathan Carroll

Good cause: Norene Carroll said her family thought she was “crazy”, but she was unfazed by her new appearance. Picture: Jonathan Carroll

Good cause: Norene Carroll said her family thought she was “crazy”, but she was unfazed by her new appearance. Picture: Jonathan Carroll

Good cause: Norene Carroll said her family thought she was “crazy”, but she was unfazed by her new appearance. Picture: Jonathan Carroll

Good cause: Norene Carroll said her family thought she was “crazy”, but she was unfazed by her new appearance. Picture: Jonathan Carroll

Good cause: Norene Carroll said her family thought she was “crazy”, but she was unfazed by her new appearance. Picture: Jonathan Carroll

Good cause: Norene Carroll said her family thought she was “crazy”, but she was unfazed by her new appearance. Picture: Jonathan Carroll

Good cause: Norene Carroll said her family thought she was “crazy”, but she was unfazed by her new appearance. Picture: Jonathan Carroll

Good cause: Norene Carroll said her family thought she was “crazy”, but she was unfazed by her new appearance. Picture: Jonathan Carroll

Good cause: Norene Carroll said her family thought she was “crazy”, but she was unfazed by her new appearance. Picture: Jonathan Carroll

Good cause: Norene Carroll said her family thought she was “crazy”, but she was unfazed by her new appearance. Picture: Jonathan Carroll

Good cause: Norene Carroll said her family thought she was “crazy”, but she was unfazed by her new appearance. Picture: Jonathan Carroll

Good cause: Norene Carroll said her family thought she was “crazy”, but she was unfazed by her new appearance. Picture: Jonathan Carroll

Good cause: Norene Carroll said her family thought she was “crazy”, but she was unfazed by her new appearance. Picture: Jonathan Carroll

TweetFacebook Norene Carroll, 87, shaves her head for charityGood cause: Norene Carroll said her family thought she was “crazy”, but she was unfazed by her new appearance. Pictures: Jonathan CarrollNORENE Carroll has no qualms about going bald.

As a 15-year-old “headstrong” tomboy, she shaved off herlong and curly waist-length hair after it got in the way of her playing marbles, riding bikes and swinging from trees with her friends.

Fast forward more than seven decades and Ms Carroll, now 87, had her head shaved“right to the scalp –it will have more impact” at Hamilton North Bowling Club on Friday, to raisefunds for the Cancer Council to direct to brain cancer research. “I don’t get nervous –I’m just thrilled with how much I’ve collected so far,” Ms Carroll said. She had raised $1400 before the shave and expected this sum to continue togrow well above heroriginal $500 goal. “I hope people laugh and don’t feel sorry for me, because I don’t feel sorry for me.The big thing I want to do is raise awareness. People are whinging about not getting a new car and things like this do make people stop and think.”

Ms Carroll – a mother of four, grandmother to 12 and great grandmother to seven–was inspired by the death of her friend Sue’s son from brain cancer. “That kind of tragedy gives you a real shake up,” she said.“She organised a big walk not too long ago and I couldn’t participate, so I said I’d do something else for the same cause. Shaving my head reflects what a lot of people go through when they have brain cancer.It can affect anyone, including children, it does not just target males or females or the over 40s. It’s a pretty awful thing.”

Ms Carroll said she wouldn’t hide her bare head under a beanie, but use it to start conversations about the disease, which reportedly receives less than fiveper cent of cancer funding from the government.

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