My name is Ali-Rose. I am a 10 year old who attends Woolgoolga Physi Club. While I was at ice skating one night I read an article in a magazine about a girl who had lost her hair to alopecia. She just woke up one morning and her hair was falling out. She was beautiful but wished she had some hair, so I asked my mum if I could cut off my hair and give it to her. I love my hair and never wanted short hair, but my hair can grow back and her hair can’t. My mum was very surprised and told me to wait a while, to think about it. I asked again and again for the next two weeks. I searched for how I could get my hair to her and found the Princess Charlotte Alopecia Program where anyone can donate hair to make wigs for people who have lost their hair to alopecia or other reasons such as cancer treatment. Mum suggested that if I was going to cut it short, why not shave it and also try to raise money for Shave for a Cure. She was joking, but I thought it was a fantastic idea! Through friends, family and a crazy hair day at school, I raised $1370.30 for the Cancer Council and donated 63cm of hair to make wigs for kids and adults that need them. I get teased for looking like a boy now, but I would still do it again. I would encourage anyone who can spare 25cm of your hair to do it.
What a wonderful gift Ali-Rose. Congratulations from all your physi friends!