AT the often self-conscious and awkward age of 14, Narrissa Mangovski did what most teenage girls would refuse to do point blank, even for money.
In February, the year 9 Newcastle High School student shaved off her hair for cancer in the World's Greatest Shave.
Narrissa has experienced cancer in her own family, which made the decision to go bald an easy one.
"I did it because I have family members who have had it and who haven't survived."
She said though she raised about $200 compared with some of her peers' thousands, it was worth going bald to help people living with cancer.
"I thought it was a good thing to do," she said.
The teen is no stranger to fund-raisers and volunteer work. Last month, she took part in the Alzheimer's Memory Walk and Jog walk at Speers Point Park and packed audio newsletters for the vision impaired at Guide Dogs NSW/ACT.
"I like to help other people when they need it," she said.