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Katherine Times Wed 9 Mar 2016



Katherine Times Wed 9 Mar 2016


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Australian newspapers -- Northern Territory -- Katherine; Katherine (N.T.) -- Newspapers

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NEWS WednesdayMarch 09, 2016KATHERINETIMES6 katherinetimes.com.au Shaving to help honour her daughter IT HAS been 30 years since Berniece Buck received the diagnosis of her two-yearold daughter, Kynie Jean, and it was only a few months later that her daughter passed away from acute lymphoblastic leukaemia. Every second year, Ms Buck has been shaving her head as part of the Worlds Greatest Shave, however, this year, she said wanted to do something bigger to honour the 30-year anniversary of her daughters death. I dont get my hair cut in between, so we raise money and shave in her memory, she said. This year, Im hoping to get 30 people so we can make it something special; I just thought it would be a nice way to honour her and raise awareness and money. When Ms Buck received Kynie Jeans diagnosis on April 3, 1986, she said had been overwhelmed and did not know how to handle the news. It was later found that the initial diagnosis was incorrect and within three months of it, Kynie Jean passed away. [The Worlds Greatest Shave] is a really good cause, it really is, Ms Buck said. Its really difficult when you lose someone to this, or any cancer, but when your baby is only two-and-a-half, it 30 years later, it still hits me as hard as it did then. Now that Katherine Country Club has volunteered to host the shave, Ms Buck can focus on promoting the event and getting more people involved. Six people have agreed to shave their heads on April 3 and while Ms Buck is open to people dyeing their hair to participate, she said she would love to see 30 people go under the clippers. I would like 30 shavers if I can get them, because we are going completely bald, she said. Thats what I want to get out to people is that even if you dont shave, come make a day of it and have some fun. Were having a free sausage sizzle, music and therell be raffles. The event is expected to start late in the afternoon, with the shave and raffles scheduled as the sun begins to set. Katherinites of all ages are invited to participate and for more information, call 0498 383 944. IN MEMORY: Jaimie and Berniece Buck will be shaving their heads with 28 other people at the Katherine Country Club on April 3 to honour the memory of Kynie Jean. BYMELISSA BERMINGHAM COMMUNITY