I'M SHAVING MY HEAD & DONATING MY HAIR!

By Samantha Fisk

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I’ve taken a stand against blood cancer.

It has always been a goal of mine to donate my hair to make wigs for kids with cancer but more recently, i lost my dear friend Em to Leukemia after battling with the disease for most of her life. I have since decided to not only donate my hair but to also shave it when my goal is reached in support of Em and those who are currently battling with this cancer.

Em Copping, a wife to Sam, a mother to Max and a friend to all who had the privilege of crossing paths with her. Now i didn't know Em for very long, less than 4 years to be exact but what i do know is that anyone who was lucky enough to have her in their lives was truly blessed. This includes a lot of my closest friends including my husband who cherished the friendship he had with Em.

Em was first diagnosed with Leukaemia at the age of 10 and relapsed twice in the following 4 years. She had undergone 3 bone marrow transplants along with numerous rounds of chemotherapy and radiation therapy. She went on to live a fulfilling life and even met her future husband Sam whilst teenagers. Some years went by and they found themselves living in Broken Hill where Em worked as a nurse in the dialysis unit. A few more years went by and after a move back to Adelaide, Em got her dream of marrying the love of her life, Sam. Their biggest dream was to start a family together and this came true in April 2019 when their beautiful baby boy Max was born. Em and Sam were preparing to move yet again this time from Strathalbyn to manage a farm down south when they received the devastating news that Em had been diagnosed for the 4th time with a rare blood cancer. This time, the doctors were dealing with the unknown but Em fought hard with everything she had until she had no more left to give. We received the news that she had lost her battle on March 30th 2020. She has left the biggest hole in everyone's hearts and her kindness and most loving nature will never be forgotten. 


I am fundraising to help individuals like Em, like the 47 Australians who will know that they have blood cancer by the end of today — and for the 47 families who will face the same devastating news tomorrow. 

I have created this page to raise vital funds to help provide the special care that is needed to get families through a blood cancer diagnosis as well as to help fund more game-changing research into this disease. 

The money I raise will help provide care for those in need right now — and it will back the brightest researchers to continue uncovering faster diagnoses and better treatments to save lives. 

Please show me your support by donating to my fundraising campaign.

My Achievements

Congrats! You've hit your goal!

You've given a family a home!

You've covered genetic testing!

You've given a family a whole weeks accommodation near treatment

You've made a tube gene test with state-of-the-art-technology possible

You've covered 3 months of lab costs for vital blood cancer research

You've fund life changing research for 3 months

Thank you to my sponsors

$30

Isabella Iasenzaniro

$104.40

Chantelle Ross

Such an amazing thing to do!! Better do a live on Saturday Lots of love the Rossinator’s

$50

Max Dawson

$55.33

Pauline Reid

$5

Darryl Christie

$5

Daphne Holst

$50

John Macdonald

$20

David Perkins

$30

Ashleigh Pygram

$30

Anonymous

$50

Steve Suckling

$5

Wayne Craig

$20.88

Ann Grose

$208.80

Graham

Well done Sam :-)

$104.40

Sherri Kuerschner

What a great thing you are doing Sam

$208.80

Peter & Wendo

We are proud of you Sammy.

$31.32

Pat Kung

$52.20

3 Gu Ma

$50

Gu Ma

$50

Emily Chan

Good on you!

$55.33

Michael Adams

A beautiful thing to do with your beautiful head of hair.

$330

Iun Chiu Tong

$50

Steven Wong

$20

Keith Chan

$300

Lou Family

$300

Tong Family

$100

Catherine Lie

$125.28

David & Ann Fisk

$50

Robert Herbert

Well done Sam, worthy cause and I'm sure you will reach and exceed the Target.

$30

Anonymous

$30

Peter Barber

$55.33

Kitty Seeto

👍👍👍

$31.32

Anonymous

$30

Anonymous

$50

Emily Tong

$50

Yvonne

$55.33

Tony Cheng

$104.40

Jill Copping

Samantha, thank you for showing your support towards fundraising for the Leukaemia Foundation

$50

Lucy Geyer

Such a lovely gesture Sam. Good on you x

$83.52

Claire Fisk

xxxx

$31.32

Jessi Levesconte

You rock, mama. So amazed by you!

$55.33

Kyara Fisk

$55.33

Angela, Andrew & Liam

Such an amazing and selfless way to honour Em's life. We hope you reach your goal

$31.32

Maddie Webb

You are amazing

$30

Kiara Williams

You are an incredible soul who always thinks of others xx

$515

Bianca Ford

$83.52

Maree And Trevor Barber

Good on you Sam.

$15.66

Tyisha Stevens

$10

Anonymous

You got this girl! 😘

$50

Albert Wilson

hair today, gone tomorrow!

$104.40

Anonymous

$20

Anonymous

$100

Cristy Merchant

Beautiful gesture ♡

$208.80

Marlee & Benn

$100

Will Creek

Great Cause! 👍🏾

$55.33

Scott

Awesome work Sam!!

$104.40

Jo Burton

You are beautiful, inside and out!

$53

Aranee

Good on you Samantha - this is awesome!

$50

Grandma

$104.40

Samantha Fisk

$104.40

Adam

I love that you’re doing this. You’re so caring inspirational!! I love you!!!