SHAVE FOR A CAUSE: Rianna Connors helped Michael Simpson and Daniel Robinson lose their locks on Friday.
SHAVE FOR A CAUSE: Rianna Connors helped Michael Simpson and Daniel Robinson lose their locks on Friday. Photo Contributed

Losing locks for a cancer cure

LULU Simpson was diagnosed with leukaemia when she was four years old.

Lulu was one of the lucky ones - after a year of treatment she entered remission from the disease.

She considers the experience to be a positive force in her life today.

"I take it as a positive," she said.

"I wouldn't be the person I was today if I never had it. I never look at it as a negative."

That was about 20 years ago and she hasn't forgotten the support her family received from the foundation when she was a little girl.

Last Friday she helped raise more than $2200 for the organisation that once supported her through a tough time.

Lulu said she was surprised by the amount raised, adding, "we were blown away by the support we got from friends and family".

Her brother Michael Simpson and boyfriend Daniel Robinson showed their support by succumbing to the blades of hairdresser Rianna Connors.

The Leukaemia Foundation receives no ongoing government funding. Supporting events like Lulu's makes the foundation's vision to cure leukaemia possible.