Mary-Anne banks on cure shave

Mary-Anne Moore, Jodie Smith and Sue Melville will be shaving for a cure at Kingscliff's NAB.
Mary-Anne Moore, Jodie Smith and Sue Melville will be shaving for a cure at Kingscliff's NAB. Blainey Woodham

DEPOSITS of love are being made at Kingscliff's National Australia Bank branch.

Teller Mary-Anne Moore was diagnosed with breast cancer in June last year.

She said she wants to shed her wig and has invited all who wish to join her and shave or spray For A Cure on Friday.

"Chemotherapy was very hard," Ms Moore said.

"But no matter how bad you feel in the morning you get dressed up as good as you can and get out there.

"It's part of the Look Good Feel Better program which has been featured on such shows a Kerri-Anne Kennerly's."

Combined with the chemo, it must have worked as Ms Moore is in remission.

"I've only just started my journey and I have surgery to go," she said.

"I'm on a trial drug. One they use for osteoporosis. They're seeing if it can prevent secondary cancer.

"Radiotherapy is not as bad as chemo - that's the one that really gets you down."

A "heap of support" has been offered to Ms Moore from the branch staff, which is how the shave came about.

"Jodie (Smith) decided 'I'll do it with you'," she said.

The cancer diagnosis was greeted first with disbelief, Ms Moore said.

"To begin with, then I was shocked, then distraught, you go through it all.

"I do regular mammograms because my sister had breast cancer a couple of years ago.

"It's a real up and down, but there's a lot of other women out there in the same boat."

Indeed there is plenty of both sympathy and empathy out there, as Ms Smith said more than $2000 had been raised and a total of $5000 was hoped for.

"Myself and Phillip Watson, the other teller, will shave too while our manager Susan Melville is spraying her hair green.

"It's a public event, anyone else who wants can come here.

"There'll be a barbecue out the front on Friday from 3pm (NSW).

"The girls from Hair on Marine are coming to do the shave.

"We've got our fundraising boxes in shops, hotels and pubs in Kingscliff, Chinderah and Pottsville," she said.

Visit the 2/96 Marine Pde Kingscliff branch on Friday and visit for more information.

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