It’s not everyday a person decides to shave all their hair off, especially by choice.
But Tiffany Horgan is not just any person.
Inspired by the NF Hero Challenge, Tiffany decided to challenge herself to raise $500 in support of the Children’s Tumour Foundation. CTF is the only charity in Australia that supports children born with Neurofibromatosis.
“In Australia 10,000 people suffer from NF which is a set of three complex genetic conditions that cause tumours to form on nerve cells throughout the body,” said Tiffany.
“When the thought of shaving my head sounded difficult, I just thought about the kids with NF and realised how crazy it was to complain about some hair”.
For the month of September, Tiffany set out fundraising and was quickly met with a huge amount of support from not only people she knew but also some perfect strangers.
“I am absolutely blown away by the amount of generosity people have shown throughout the challenge. I was shocked when I met my goal of $500 in the first week and then every day that passed, it kept growing,” said Tiffany.
“Even on the day of the shave the total jumped by $300! I couldn’t believe it and then when we hit $1745 overall.”
Generosity was not the only thing that moved Tiffany, but also the stories people shared with her on how their families had been impacted by tumours.
“So many people came up to me to share their own personal stories once they found out what I was doing. A few told me it inspired them to give back and support those currently living with this condition,” said Tiffany.
“If my small sacrifice of hair can help inspire others to support an amazing charity like CTF, then I have achieved so much more than raising money.”
If you want to get involved and create your own challenge in support of a charity, such as The Children’s Tumour Foundation, download the Fund My Challenge app.