Many would call the decision to shave their hair to raise money for charity a brave or bold.
For nursing home resident 98-year-old Joan Dunkin, it was an easy decision.
"This is what I told the girls who come to look after me - they say you're very brave, I said it's not brave because I can't see it," Ms Dunkin said.
"I've got very little sight so I can't look in the mirror and say 'oh dear dear dear, my hair is gone'.
"I couldn't care less, I really couldn't care less."
But she does care.
With a lifelong background of helping others, Ms Dunkin made the decision to shave her head as part of a Relay for Life fundraiser, raising funds for the Cancer Council.
"All my life I've done things for other people, I've always been with the Red Cross or something, and I thought this was the only way I could do it, so I did," Ms Dunkin said.
"We've got a lot of cancer in our family ... cancer is getting worse and we need to do something about it."
The charity is close to Ms Dunkin's heart, after her daughter Chris Fahey was diagnosed with bowel cancer in 2020.
"I'm really proud of her," Ms Fahey said of her mum.
"I'm good, I'm doing really good now."
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Ms Dunkin's granddaughter Vanessa Bates also recently shaved her head for the cause, and will be participating at this weekend's Relay for Life.
"I promised a work colleague who died last year that I would shave my hair in her memory," Ms Bates said.
"Mum was diagnosed with bowel cancer last year at the start of COVID, which was really hard for us all because we couldn't go and visit her in hospital, so that was the reason for me doing it.
"I'm a community nurse, so we've got a team and we're forever seeing it every day, cancer and what it does to families, so this is our part as well, making people aware of how important it is to raise money before diagnosis and to go out there and support people."
Ms Dunkin said she felt supported by her family and friends, with residents and carers at her nursing home excited for her new look.
"They all keep coming and saying we have to have a look at you afterwards - I should charge them $10," Ms Dunkin joked.
"I just hope I raise a lot of money. If I can raise some money for something else, that's it."
Ms Dunkin had an initial goal of $600, and urged people to get behind the cause.
"Just remember, there's always someone worse than you, so give to others and help others," she said.
"Somebody is looking after you, therefore you should look after others. I'm well looked after, and this is my way to help."
To donate to Joan's fundraiser, visit bit.ly/2PDpYwG.
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