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PM offers to go bald for charity

Twenty-six participants step up for the fundraiser at YNot Bar last night. [Samoa Observer]

Twenty-five participants and one brave young girl shaved their heads to raise funds for the Samoa Cancer Society at the Ynot Bar, Matautu, last night.

Among them was the President of the Samoa Cancer Society, Daryl Clarke who raised $5,375 for the cause.

But the evening took an interesting turn when Prime Minister TuilaepaSa’ileleMalielegaoi announced during his keynote address that he was willing to shave his head.

The Prime Minister applauded the courage of the people who took part and pledged to contribute to the Society by shaving his head. He named 23rd October at 4pm as the time for his appointment.
He also announced that John’s Barber Shop is where he will have his head shaved.

“The intention of the night is to fundraise to support activities and show support for the fight against cancer as well as raise awareness,” Mr Clarke told the Sunday Samoan.

Testimonies by two cancer survivors, Jane Si’a and former Attorney General, Brenda Heather-Latu touched many people in the audience.

The women told about their battle with cancer and how they overcame the illness.

In support of their mother JaneSi’a, OZKI Band members and brothers AJ and Gabriel Paese-Sia shaved their heads. Later, MrsSi’aalso decided to shaver hers.

Young girl and student of Robert Louis Stevenson Secondary School, Catherine Collingwood Keilshaved her head to show support for her mother who has battled cancer.

Lesa Richard Keil raised over $11,110 and was accompanied by grandson, Richard Annandale in the last minute to shave their heads.



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