SET TO SNIP: Cancer Council volunteer Marlene Armstrong is shaving her head during the Jets home game today with the help of Jets Leagues Club CEO Wayne Wendt and hairdresser Shelley Gehrke, of Peak-A-Do House of Hair, Beauty and Nails.
SET TO SNIP: Cancer Council volunteer Marlene Armstrong is shaving her head during the Jets home game today with the help of Jets Leagues Club CEO Wayne Wendt and hairdresser Shelley Gehrke, of Peak-A-Do House of Hair, Beauty and Nails. David Nielsen

Marlene set to farewell locks during Jets game

CANCER Council volunteer Marlene Armstrong should be guaranteed a good crowd when she does her Shave for a Cure.

Mrs Armstrong has decided to have her head shaved at half time in today's Jets rugby league home game at North Ipswich Reserve.

"I went to see Andrew Antoniolli because I know he helped someone to do some fundraising and he suggested the Jets," Mrs Armstrong said.

"I love the footy."

She agreed that there wouldn't be any chance of pulling out of the venture being watched by thousands of footy fans. But that isn't an issue.

"I'm not having second thoughts. I'm full-on excited about doing this," she said.

"I chose to do this as part of the Cancer Council's I Can campaign in memory of my best friend, Jennifer Clark, who lost her battle in May and for all those that I have known who have gone before her.

"I am also raising vital funds for cancer research."

Mrs Armstrong has been a volunteer member of the award-winning Ipswich Cancer Council for the past 13 years.

"Our branch has won the highest fundraisers in the southern region for the past two years and is aiming for a hat trick this year," she said. "I have been vice-president for the past three years and love to get involved with all aspects of fundraising."

But nothing as personal as this.

"I've raised $1000 already and I haven't even clipped. At the end of September I'm doing a cent auction and raffles.

"I want thank Shelley, my hairdresser, and Jets Leagues Club for giving me this amazing opportunity."



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