GENEROSITY of local businesses has taken the edge off impending hair loss for World's Greatest Shave participants Kateland Marshall and Luke Sulzberger.
Mrs Marshall yesterday said her entry into the nerve-racking event _ to be held at Riverside's Tailrace Centre next Friday _ came as a nod to friends and family.
``We're doing it on behalf of them, we lost one to breast cancer and another one to kidney cancer,'' she said.
``My uncle also has leukaemia, there's a few people out there suffering from it.''
A $5000 goal has been placed on the challenge, which will see silent auctions, balloon prize pops and raffles drawn in aid of the Leukaemia Foundation.
``We've been around to all businesses and family businesses, there's about $6000 worth of products to auction and raffle off,'' Mrs Marshall said.
``I'll be shaving my head, the little bit that's left is going to be bright pink _ it's for awareness, mainly for breast cancer.''
She said about $1000 had also been raised.
Between 500 and 1000 people are anticipated to attend the event, which is open for on-the-day shave registrants at $20 a cut and $5 for wash-out colouring.
For more information about the event, contact Mrs Marshall on 0459 761068.
WHAT: World's Greatest Shave fund-raiser.
WHERE: Kids Paradise, Tailrace Centre, Riverside.
WHEN: Friday, March 14, from 5.30pm to 8pm.