Kelly and Sam shaved their heads for MS research!

For most of us, shaving our head is something we’d never consider…but Kelly always liked the idea of shaving her head. However, she never thought she would commit to the bold move, as she loved her long blonde hair too much.

Fast forward to March 2020, Kelly finally made the decision to do it and her legend of a husband Sam joined in the fun. What a bold move, literally!

Motivated by the incredible and generous support Kelly and Sam received towards their fundraising efforts during The May 50K 2019, the power couple decided to step up their game and lose their luscious locks for Kiss Goodbye to MS in support of Kelly’s mum, who was diagnosed with MS in 2016. Both Kelly and Sam are passionate supporters of MS research and believe that research is the key to changing the future of people living with MS like Kelly’s mum for the better.

According to Kelly it’s been a confusing few years of trying to understand the disease and the impact it’s been having on her mum. Their family has been very lucky and received plenty of support from family and friends since her mum’s diagnosis, but she still finds it difficult not truly understanding what her mum is going through.

“She’s my best friend and it’s a struggle watching her go through this.”

Naturally, supporting MS research is a cause close to Kelly’s heart. That’s why Kelly and Sam committed to shaving their heads together, aiming to raise as much funds for MS research as possible…and their bravery was rewarded! The duo received many generous donations from family and friends and raised a whopping $804 for life-changing MS research – an outstanding result!

Watch their head shave video here! 🎥

We can’t thank Kelly and Sam enough for going bold for MS research! Every dollar raised will help MS Research Australia keep funding the brightest MS researchers, who are working tirelessly to unravel the mysteries of MS.

How did Kelly feel about the experience? “Having mum and my husband next to my side was an experience full of love”. Kelly was also full of encouragement for other people who are thinking about fundraising for MS research.

“It doesn’t matter what you do, if you’re passionate about the end goal, that’s all that matters.”

Thank you Kelly and Sam for your amazing fundraising efforts – you guys are absolute SUPERSTARS and make bald look SO good! 🤩

Feeling inspired by Kelly’s and Sam”s fundraiser? Register your own fundraiser here or get in touch with the Kiss Goodbye to MS team at to explore your idea – we would love to hear from you!