A brave Coleraine woman got her head shaved yesterday (Monday) in a bid to raise awareness of sarcoma cancer.
Rita Moore has a close friend who is suffering with terminal cancer.
For moral support, Rita decided to get her hair cut off just as her friend begins chemotherapy treatment, which will also see her loosing her hair.
The money raised will go towards The Boom Foundation, a charity set up by Coleraine girl Leona Rankin who sadly lost her fiance, Philip Wilson to sarcoma cancer last year.
Money raised by The Boom Foundation is split between practical help and vital research into the disease.
Half of the money raised will stay in Northern Ireland to be used for sarcoma patients.
The other half will be used for vital research into the disease.
“My daughter thinks that I am mad, “ Rita told The Times.
“But I know my hair will grow back eventually,” said Rita who works in AVX in Coleraine.
“I have set myself a £1,000 target, and thanks to my friends at work, I have already raised £700.”
You can show your support for Rita by donating online at viginmoneygiving.com/margaretmoore1.
If you would like to find out more about The Boom Foundation, the first charity in Northern Ireland taking on the fight against sarcoma cancer, visit their facebook page or their website.
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