Caitlin Cuomo shaving her long locks in memory of dad

SELFLESS: Caitlin Cuomo is proud of her long hair, but after tonight she'll be down to a number two for the Leukaemia Foundation's World's Greatest Shave. Picture: Contributed

SELFLESS: Caitlin Cuomo is proud of her long hair, but after tonight she'll be down to a number two for the Leukaemia Foundation's World's Greatest Shave. Picture: Contributed

Caitlin Cuomo’s hair would make most women jealous, but by the end of the day it will all be gone.

The 22-year-old employee of Woolworths in Blacktown is shaving her head at work tonight to raise thousands for the Leukaemia Foundation.

Ms Cuomo said she is braving the clippers in memory of her father, who died after being hit by a car in 2015.

The family tragedy encouraged her to do more to help others.

“It changed my perspective on life and I wanted to help others,” she said.

“Dad always helped others, he never focused on himself. I thought I had to start somewhere.

“I’ve always wanted to shave my head but I never had the guts to do it, so I thought I’d bite the bullet.”

Ms Cuomo said she would miss her long hair, and looking at baby photos had made her a bit more nervous.

She said though she was “excited” for the big moment tonight.

“It’s only hair, I suppose.”

The brave Strathfield woman has raised more than $6000 so far, already exceeding her initial goal of $5000.

She is hoping for much more when she sets up her table outside Woolworths, Blacktown at 5.30pm on Thursday night. Some of her colleagues will be joining her in shaving or colouring their hair.

To make a donation, head along to the store on level one of Westpoint between 5.30pm-7pm tonight.