16 December 2014

A University of Queensland student will cut off her ponytail and shave her head to raise awareness and money for research into autoimmune disease.

Jennifer Stables is a third-year UQ School of Biomedical Sciences student living with a rare autoimmune disorder.

“Doctors have been struggling to treat my disorder this year,” Ms Stables said.

“One of the medications is causing me to slowly lose my hair, so I have decided to donate my ponytail to make wigs for people who lose their hair and then get people to sponsor me to shave off the rest.”

Where: Euphoria Espresso Café, 105/137 Laver Drive, Robina.

When: Sunday 21 December (10am – 12noon)

Contact: Ms Jennifer Stables, j.stables@uq.net.au

Media: Bernadette Condren, UQ Faculty of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences, +61 7 3346 5309, b.condren@uq.edu.au