Waxing to test Green’s mettle

ON THE footy field, Bay Seahawks captain-coach Shaun Green is renowned for his tough, uncompromising play.However, his pain threshold will undergo a stinging examination this weekend as part of the club’s Shave for a Cure fundraiser.Green has volunteered for a Brazilian wax, while several other Seahawks will experience some form of hair removal or colouring on Saturday, all in the name of charity.Asked what his expectations were in terms of pain, Green let out a big laugh before saying: “Well, my wife thinks it will be painful, but I’ve got a pretty big tolerance so it can’t be that bad.”Green said the fundraiser took on extra meaning for the Seahawks as several people in the club had either directly or indirectly been affected by cancer.“We’ve had a few in the club who have had cancer themselves or have had a family member that’s got it, so we’re trying to raise as much money as we can,” he said.“We’re all a big family at this club, so hopefully we can get a fair few people down there to back it up.“We’re going to try to make it an annual event, so if it starts off really well then it’s something we can look forward to every year.”Green’s assistant coach Jamie Kemp has been one of the main event organisers and knows first-hand the importance of raising money for cancer research.“I was 15 when I was diagnosed with non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma and it was a pretty full-on six months of chemo and tests,” he said.“It knocks you around a fair bit, so I’m hoping we can raise a bit of money on the day.“The quicker they can find a cure for this type of cancer, the better this world will be.”The event will be held at Hanging Rock this Saturday from 2pm.There will be a DJ playing music, a jumping castle, sausage sizzle, hair spraying, face painting for the kids and a bar in operation for the adults.Around 15 local businesses have donated prizes for the raffle (tickets will be available to buy on the day) and items such as a North Queensland Cowboys signed jersey, a Brumbies signed jersey, a St Kilda signed jersey and an autographed Ricky Ponting poster will be auctioned.Follow @Dean_Benson14NoneThis story Administrator ready to work first appeared on Nanjing Night Net.