On 8th June 2018 a young adult close to me was diagnosed with acute myeloid leukemia (AML). This diagnosis came as big shock to many around her, including me. Despite dedicating my career to cancer research, it was not until this personal encounter that I really began to understand the practicalities and difficulties of living with and fighting cancer. 

Back to my dear one: This person in her twenties is currently undergoing chemotherapeutic treatment, responding well and has blown me away with her strength, bravery and ability to handle this hurdle. Her story has made me want to do more, not just more for her but more for others fighting in a similar situation also.

I have always wanted to donate my hair  to kids battling cancer or alopecia but have never gotten round to it - and I've realized there's no better moment than now...

On October 25th I will be donating at least 12 inches of my hair (hence the reference to Lengths) to WigsForKids (https://www.wigsforkids.org/). I would love to raise $1000 for Stupid Cancer by then, in honor of my loved one.

I selected Stupid Cancer (http://stupidcancer.org/) because I would like to bring more awareness to the issues facing young people with cancer - careers, age-appropriate support, fertility and the list goes on. I love the sense of community created by this charity and the fact that 82c of every $1 go directly to supporting the programs and services of the charity.

Please donate anything that you can, every cent or penny (for my fellow Brits) helps.

Thank you all so much!

Munisha xxx
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Munisha SMALLEY 
Malden, MA
Stupid Cancer 
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