Besties Go Bald

By Andrea Zanella & Josie Caverzan

Help Challenge Deliver More Smiles!

In September 2002, my husband Danny and I heard the shattering news that our beloved Daniel, only six years old, was diagnosed with Non-Hodgkin's Lymphoma. The words that a parent should never hear. 

A brave fight began, filled with love and humour as this was Daniel's way, with Challenge supporting us along the way. 

Challenge, a non-profit for children and their families living with cancer, supported us every step as we grappled with the impact of a cancer diagnosis. Life had changed immediately, and it took a toll on every family member. Whether it was home help, a friendly face in the hospital to hold our hand, a parent retreat or a camp for kids, Challenge was always there.

Despite chemotherapy, radiation, bone marrow transplants and many other treatments, Daniel passed away in 2006. Since then, I have volunteered with Challenge to honour our beautiful boy. 

Along the journey, in good times and bad, my best friend - Josie - has always been by my side. Josie and I are both mothers and cancer survivors. I beat cancer 12 years ago, and Josie will soon celebrate 25 years since her diagnosis. Josie is also a proud Challenge volunteer. 

To commemorate Josie's anniversary and honour Daniel, we want to raise $50,000 for Challenge! They understood our needs, providing services and programs that went above and beyond anything you could imagine.  

Please support Josie and me - Besties Go Bald - as we shave our heads to raise much-needed funds for Challenge - a fantastic charity that we hold close to our hearts. 

My Updates

Friday 28th Oct
Thursday 25th Aug

Thank you to my Sponsors

$26.38

Bridget Armstrong

$105.50

Kimberly Vizovitis

Amazing girls!!!!

$10

Anonymous

$910

Carol Raffle Tickets .

$500

Barr Gold Day Donation .

$52.75

Sabrina Sedano

$4.88k

Afternoon Tea Ticket Sales

$1.45k

Silent Auction Headshave

$6.5k

Shop & Raffle

$6.71k

Live Auction Headshave

$1.45k

Were St Trading Donation

$1.81k

Cash Raffle & Donation Headshave

$4.03k

Eftpos Raffle & Donation Headshave

$211

Anonymous

A privelage to be part of this effort.

$22

Anonymous

$1,000

Stuart Buckingham

$105.50

Anonymous

$26.38

Anonymous

$52.75

Valerie Karantzoulis

$79.13

Lisa Ford

$1,000

Werribee Mazda Donation

$2.64k

Shop Eftpos Balance .

$26.38

Anonymous

$10.46k

Track 7 Eftpos Fundraising

$12.9k

Head Shave Ticket Sales Trybooking

$1.25k

Track 7 Trybooking Sales

$10.55

Anonymous

$200

360 Install

$105.50

Adrian & Sonia

Great Cause well done

$105.50

Alessandra Limongelli

❤️❤️❤️

$21.10

Ally Waldron

Amazing work Josie !!!! ❤️❤️❤️

$52.75

Amanda Smith

What courageous women you both are. Congratulations on raising an extraordinary amount of funds for an important cause. An amazing effort! Amanda & Inés

$158.25

Andrea S

You gals rock xx

$135.50

Andrea Zanella

$105

Andrea Zanella

$158.25

Andrew And Daniella

We’re so proud of you, congratulations for hitting your goal and hope for more to come xx

$105.50

Andrew Smythe

2 great ladies

$105.50

Angela Scaffidi

$520

Angela Ciliberto

Good luck with the fundraising.

$105.50

Anne Dimattina

You guys are amazing.

$15.83

Annette & Holli

Fantastic work ladies! xx

$31.65

Annie Facchinetti

$52.75

Anonymous

You are both such inspirational women!!

$30

Anthony

Go Josie!!!! 🫵👏🏽

$30

Anthony

$420

Arch Blackline Australasia

TRACK 7 CHARITY NIGHT

$21.10

Arthur

$50

Ashleigh Rogers

Gazza sent us the link. Amazing cause, I wish you guys all the best.

$105.50

Australian Protection Personnel Ptyltd

Legend!!!

$26.38

Avalee Weir

So courageous! And such determination for this cause. Kudos! All the very best, Avalee

$33.76

B1 & B2

$105.50

Bec Bolden

Just amazing ladies!!!!!! Very special people x

$52.75

Bernie Donnellon

Awesome girls - can’t wait to see the beautiful bald heads!! Andrea you amaze me xx Josie - hope to see you again one day soon xx

$63.30

Besties

$1.22k

Besties Go Bald

$290.13

Anonymous

$1.67k

Besties Go Bald

$263.75

Besties Go Bald Zanella

$26.38

Betty Logan

Congratulations Andrea & Josie, what an amazing effort🙏👏👏👏

$52.75

Anonymous

Absolute Queens 👑 amazing.

$50

Brighid Donovan

$420

Capital Discount Tyres

TRACK 7 CHARITY EVENT

$100

Capricorn Travel Ivanhoe

You go girls

$26.38

Carmelo D’angelo

What a great thing to do well done ladies

$100

Carol Arklay

Go girls

$50

Carolina Merlo

👏👏 You're amazing Josie 😘 ❤ Carolina, Bruno & Fam.

$50

Catherine Farchione

Wishing you both all the best for this amazing event, well done 👏

$52.75

Cheryl Newson

Inspirational

$52.75

Chloe Tripp

$52.75

Chris Mctaggart

Love your work ladies, well done!

$52.75

Christine And Brian Anderson

So proud of all that you have achieved for such a great cause. I am sure Daniel is shining on you. Congratulations to you both You will have to have some nice beanies for winter.

$52.75

Christine Naismith

Well done ladies xx

$500

Comfort Sleep Bedding

Great work Andrea and Josie

$52.75

Cristina Grande

You girls rock. Good luck and all the best😘

$211

Cycle House House

Hope it helps

$105.50

Dale Roeszler

$52.75

Dane Grenfell

Fantastic work!!!!

$105.50

Daniel Mclean

$25

Danijela Pekic Konjicija

You go girls. Girl power 💪 So brave, inspiring & heartwarming 💗 Hope you reach your goal ladies 😘

$105.50

Danni & Sam Gioffre

You go girls! Great cause 💙💙

$105.50

Dapiran/mcgarvey

Fantastic effort, love your energy!

$21.10

Dave Burns

$52.75

David Obrien

Go girls!

$158.25

David, Stephanie, Bianca & Luca

Great work Andrea and Josie

$1.02k

De Vincenti Family

Congratulations You Guys have succeeded in reaching your goal. All our Love De Vincenti Family.

$52.75

Debbie Tully

Good luck. You are amazing!!!

$105.50

Donna Tieman

Go girls ❤️

$211

Elena Shami

Angels do exist,but they live on earth. So proud for my friend Josie.

$52.75

Emily Humphrey

❤️

$50

Emma Cunningham

Sorry I couldn’t be there on your fundraising night , great job ladies. What an awesome effort . You are both obviously very special people ❤️

$100

Essense Homes

$52.75

Fiona Fahey

You are amazing Andrea. Best of luck to you and Josie as you continue to fundraise.

$21.10

Frank Bruni

$1,000

Funfields Themepark

Continue to shine bright ladies.

$263.75

Gabrielle Knight

Fantastic effort

$150

Gabrielle Knight

Besties go Bald Ticket

$200

Galanti

TRACK 7 CHARITY EVENT

$105.50

Gerry

Go girls. You're both amazing.

$520

Hanson Construction Materials

Josie and Andrea, great work, an honour to support.

$26.38

Helen Franzi

Thank you for supporting Challenge after all you have been through.

$316.50

Henry Wong

$100

Hillary

Beautiful, selfless women. <3

$50

Hus Enver

Heard your story through Gary. So proud of you guys.

$250

Jaimi Harrison

Incredible cause 💕

$50

Jane O’connell

Amazing commitment Andrea. Best wishes xx

$770

Jerry Papaluca

I absolutely love what you do Andrea. What this organization provided for Daniel and others of course is inspiring. Keep up the good work.

$105.50

Jo

Rockstar xx

$50

Jo Olive

$105.50

John Guerrieri

Great course well done girls hope you raise plenty of coin 💜😊

$1.06

Jowa Saunders

$79.13

Judi Ostojic

$50

Julie

We’ll done girls this will be a challenge for you guys also - looking forward to the new do’s ❤️❤️❤️

$100

Julie And Trev

Great effort, love your passion for the cause

$52.75

K & M Eaton

Amazing work ladies. Such an important cause ❤️

$26.38

K. Webb

Well done girls. So proud of you both 💪

$52.75

Karen Powell

Glad to help to get you to your goal:)

$52.75

Karolina Hews

Ran in to you in a shop in Noosa, you’re doing an amazing thing! Thank you!

$105.50

Kate Tupper

Just amazing what your guys have achieved

$52.75

Kate Williams

I will knit you hair!

$52.75

Kellie Porter

Josie you are so awesome. You’re an inspiration and I’m lucky to know you ❤️

$105.50

Kerryn Falcke

Champions... 👯‍♀️💪💗

$211

Leeda Projects

$100

Lifestyle Loans

$100

Lily Pavlovic

You beautiful ladies are amazing!! ❤️❤️❤️

$105.50

Linda Milani

You’re both amazing people and this is such a worthy cause. Sending my love and best wishes for reaching the target!

$200

Linda Rogers

Andrea you are amazing ….. Andrea and Josie, you two are QUADRUPLE amazing 💕

$26.38

Lisa Ford

Well done and congratulations on all your fundraising efforts

$52.75

Lorelle Pleysier

Well done ladies ❤️

$51

Loretta Wait

Well done almost there ! Daniel would be super proud of you both xx

$105.50

Lucky & Liana Sgro

You’re a superstar Josie!

$263.75

Lynette Mcfarlane

Go Josie & Andrea, beautiful girls for a beautiful cause

$50

Marco Del Romano

$50

Marco Del Romano

$52.75

Margaret O'donnell

$52.75

Maria & Lori Lorandi

Great work girls🤩❤️

$52.75

Marilyn Saunders

Great job girls

$158.25

Mark Budge

Wonderful effort and cause 👏👏👏❤️

$52.75

Mary

Hi girls amazing effort well done

$1.02k

Mas Allstruct Pty Ltd

Your stories are so touching and its a huge credit to the work that you are doing! We are sorry you have been through so much, The strength of you Besties, is nothing short of admirable. We wish you best of luck on your fundraiser.

$105.50

Matt Shinkfield

$5.02k

Mercav

Go girls

$534.75

Mercav Constructions

Besties Go Bald are bloody awesome 👏

$100

Mia And Charlie

Donating to two very inspirational women.

$100

Michael De Filippo

$620

Michael Van Dort

amazing effort to all well done

$52.75

Michele Barry

Lots of love to you all. Michele

$100

Michelle & Danny

So proud of you Josie. You are both total legends and wish you all the best for the remaining challenge ❤️❤️❤️

$52.75

Micka Smith

$200

Miles Real Estate

$50

Mirella Franceschini

Congratulations Andrea and Josie. You have accomplished something amazing through your constant hard work and commitment. You go girls xx

$105.50

Mon, Mark And Jack Healey

Andrea, you are an inspiration to us all. What an amazing cause. We are thrilled to donate. Mark, Mon & Jack

$105.50

Monica Lovett

Legends

$200

Monique Loschiavo

To an inspirational duo Keep doing what you are doing . You are both amazing. ❤️❤️

$52.75

Muriel Webb

Thank you both for caring and doing this for the kids. Love your work

$211

Nadine, Rob, Holls & Adam

With you girls all the way!

$400

National Tiles

$105.50

Nick Radatti

$149.07

Nillumbik Cellars

Well done ladies, great cause!

$100

Nonna & Nonno Zanella

💛

$105.50

Nonna G De Maria

Ai lovi yu. dissa fo yu Daniel ♥️♥️♥️♥️ Translation— I love you This is for you Daniel.

$20

Olivia Gheller

$79.13

Olivia Magree

$200

Omar Jammal

$52.75

Patricia Merlo

You ladies are legends xoxo

$26.38

Patrick Shanahan

Love!! Ftt try on a random guy at Sunshine Coast airport

$105.50

Peter Bertram

All the best ladies to reach your goal..... and more !

$52.75

Peter Joan And Mark Riely

Don’t Fuck with the ball dies.

$1.02k

Peter Nicholls

$26.38

Pina Lunardi

Good work

$268.55

Proud Mumma Cafe Ivanhoe

$198.30

Proud Mumma Cafe Ivanhoe

$100

Rachael & Tom

What an incredible effort for a fantastic cause!

$26.38

Anonymous

$211

Rapid Displays And Cabinets

track 7 charity night.

$2.02k

Ray White Epping

A FORCE OF NATURE.MORE DANGEROUS THAN THELMA AND LOUISE.

$25

Anonymous

$105.50

Renner Family

You're both an absolute inspiration xo

$500

Ricardo Ferro Ivanhoe

$52.75

Rina Beagley

You girls are so courageous and the work you both do amaze me. Well done ❤️❤️❤️

$105.50

Rina Rentoulis

$200

Rob Mosca

Luca just said his first words, "go team" Rob and Sarah x

$105.50

Robyn Boulet

Mmmmmuuuuuaaaaahhhhhh.

$52.75

Rocco & Carmela Gioffre

TRACK 7 CHARITY EVENT

$52.75

Rohan Iyer

Shoutout to you besties ❤🙏🏽

$500

Rosa Masalkovski

Well done on your tireless fundraising efforts, ladies. Josie, you are a beautiful human with or without hair!

$520

Rosa Verdi

$52.75

Anonymous

Love your work ladies!

$50

Russell Brown

$211

Sally & David Beaini

What a couple of dedicated people! Love your work!

$150

Sandra Bortoli

$2.02k

Second Home

Beautiful girls with the most generous hearts. We love you Josie Caverzan and your incredible family for everything you stand for and all that you do for your community. SO PROUD of you and we will be cheering for you all the way!

$52.75

Sever Family

Great cause ladies

$26.38

Shannon White

$520

Sharon And Adrian Dodoro

$211

Shirl Evans

You two truly are amazing!

$211

Stephanie Marasco & Donny Smarrelli

$1,000

Steven Meikel

Doing an amazing job girls

$520

Stewart Teese

Great Cause Girls

$52.75

Symington Crew

You’re amazing Josie, you will make a difference.

$105.50

Symon Khoury

Love your work x

$211

T K Installation Services

TRACK 7 CHARITY EVENT

$52.75

Talia Berry

Amazing ladies!! ❤️🌹

$105.50

Tania Kuehn

I’m so proud to donate $100 for such an amazing cause 💕💕

$52.75

Tarun Chowdhary

Best of luck Taru.

$17

Tchaikovsky

$316.50

Team At Diadem

Great work girls

$105.50

Teresa Michelangeli

You go girls ! What a fantastic idea to raise money for a wonderful organisation.

$105.50

The Paola Family

Go sis!

$105.50

The Sinclair’s

You never cease to amaze us.

$26.38

Tiago And Jade

Thanks for your work on this cause! From the crew at Mister Bianco.

$520

Timothy Spillane

For Gabe.

$52.75

Tom And Nina

Amazing effort Andrea and Josie! Tom and Nina xx

$52.75

Tom Naughtin

$52.75

Track 7 Charity Event

TRACK 7 CHARITY EVENT

$211

Track 7 Charity Event

TRACK 7 CHARITY EVENT

$500

Track 7 Charity Night

TRACK 7 CHARITY NIGHT

$316.50

Track 7 Charity Night

TRACK 7 CHARITY NIGHT

$300

Track 7 Charity Night

TRACK 7 CHARITY NIGHT

$105.50

Track 7 Charity Night

TRACK 7 CHARITY NIGHT

$211

Track 7 Charity Night

TRACK 7 CHARITY NIGHT

$211

Track 7 Charity Night

TRACK 7 CHARITY NIGHT

$211

Track 7 Charity Night

TRACK 7 CHARITY NIGHT

$211

Track 7 Charity Night

TRACK 7 CHARITY NIGHT

$200

Track7 Charity Night

Track7 Charity night

$211

Trevor O’meara

Hi Josie, sorry for the delay Regards Trevor

$1.02k

Trident Commercial Finance

$52.75

Trish Griechen

Well done to you girls and to Gazzy. Such a fabulous cause❤️

$105.50

Vickie Stutchbury

Great cause ladies xo

$20

Victoria

Thank you for doing what you do

$211

Vivad (aust) Pty Ltd

$211

Waldron Family

Awesome Work! xx

$211

Weno

You girls are super amazing! I hope you reach your fundraising goal 💕💕

$410

Were St Trading

2 of the strongest women we know. Well done. The team at were st trading are so very proud of you both. 😘

$2.79k

Were St Trading

You girls rock

$2.5k

Were St Trading

With you every step of the way

$730.80

Were St Trading

Another small addition

$1,000

Were St Trading

Keep going !!!! Always on your side.

$428

Were St Trading

Keep it going GIrls!!🥴

$650

Were St Trading

A little bit more 🥰

$327

Were St Trading

$500

Were St Trading

$105.50

Weston Family

You ROCK girls 💕

$52.75

Whitney Young

$105.50

William & Trish Davis

Well done ladies to help out our little folk. From Trish and Bill Davis

$95

Zac Wilks