Jo is signed up to Do It For Cancer

Photograph of Jo Crutchett
February 22, 2019

Armadale Health Service Dietitian Jo Crutchett is all set to shave her head in support of Cancer Council WA’s Do It For Cancer on 2 March 2019.

Jo explains that she’s wanted to get involved for a few years now, as like so many others she has friends and family members who have battled the disease.

Recent life changes – the birth of her daughter and watching her dad manage treatment after a diagnosis of stage 3 Melanoma – was what made her act.

“I wanted to do something that would make a personal impact and encourage people to help me raise funds to support cancer research,” Jo said.

“It’s my way of being able to help and give back to the community that helps people diagnosed with this terrible disease.”

Jo has set a target of $4,500 and a week out from the shave has had a wonderful response with $4,239 raised.

Her family, including her dad, have been supportive, although a little surprised by her decision. Talking about her new look, Jo is calm and unphased about the big change that awaits.

“My only hesitation is how long it will take my 15 month old daughter to recognise me. It takes her a while to see that it’s me when I’ve simply got a towel wrapped around my hair.

Jo has been overwhelmed with support and the amount she will ultimately be able to donate to Cancer Council WA. So much so that she’s considering doing it again, although only once she’s grown her hair back to a considerable length.

You can follow Jo’s journey on the Do It For Cancer website (external link).