Merewether's Jaide Hodson prepares to cut her locks for the Cancer Patients Foundation

MEREWETHER'S Jaide Hodson knows what it feels like to walk down the street with a bald head.

Six years ago, as a 17 year old, she shaved her head in support of her aunt, Kim Lawson, who had cancer and died shortly after.

Ms Hodson is preparing to shed her locks for a second time next year.

This time, she will do it in the name of the Cancer Patients Foundation's Look Good . . . Feel Better program.

Look Good workshops aim to improve the well-being of people undergoing cancer treatment.

Side effects of treatment can include the loss of hair, eyebrows and eyelashes, and changes to the colour and texture of skin.

So far Ms Hodson has raised $1060 but she wants to raise $10,000, which would allow 10 people to attend a Look Good workshop.

"When you walk down the street [with a shaved head] people look at you differently," she said.

"If people can focus less about their appearance and more on their recovery, they would be much better off."

Ms Hodson will have her head shaved on Tuesday, February 18, at work - the ground floor, Greater Building Society, Hamilton.

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