Angela Pike isn’t afraid to lose her hair.
The Castle Hill resident, 23, has taken part in the Hills relay for Life every year since she was 15, and will shave her head on Saturday to show support for the many women who lose their hair during chemotherapy treatments.
‘‘I really wanted to do something extra this year,’’ she said.
‘‘There’s a real vulnerability that comes with loosing your hair. I just wanted to show support.’’
Miss Pike has just completed a double degree in health and psychology.
She said that though cancer was an indiscriminate disease, regular walking, a healthy diet and sense of purpose could all contribute to wellbeing.
Miss Pike will shave her head at 8pm on Saturday, May 3.
The Hills Relay for Life is at the Centenary of Anzac Reserve, Wrights Road, Kellyville, on May 3 and 4. The first lap at 10am is for cancer survivors and their carers.
Event registration costs $20 per person and include a Hills Relay for Life purple shirt.