7/25/2012

Speight shaves up for kids with cancer


Fresh off his breakthrough Super Rugby season, University of Canberra Brumbies Fijian flyer Henry Speight shaved his head on Friday to raise money and awareness for WOWS, representing children with cancer in Fiji.

For the past three years, ‘Walk On Walk Strong’ (WOWS) has been operating as a fundraiser for The Tae Kami Foundation to support children with cancer and raise community awareness of paediatric cancer in the Pacific.

The foundation was founded in Tonga, the homeland of Tae Kami, who recently passed away aged 15 following a four year battle with the disease. WOWS is the official Fiji committee of the Foundation.

Henry represents his family in memory of his late mother, who he lost to cancer in 1996. He was joined by Scott Sio, Ita Vaea, Tevita Kuridrani and Joe Tomane, who all went under the clippers, at Brumbies HQ on Friday afternoon.

In 2012 WOWS is involving organisations and individuals like the Brumbies and Henry, to be part of its annual signature event, the Shave or Save (SOS) fundraising campaign.

Donations can be made by contacting Brumbies Media Manager Elliot Woods at e.woods@brumbies.com.au.