GIFT: Dee Johnson will be doing henna crowns for the World's Greatest Shave participants at the Comm Pub on Saturday, March 16.
GIFT: Dee Johnson will be doing henna crowns for the World's Greatest Shave participants at the Comm Pub on Saturday, March 16. Jessica McGrath

How this artist is supporting cancer patients

IT IS a gift for those who are already giving so much for those affected by cancer.

Dee Johnson's henna crowns will show the World's Greatest Shave participants in Kingaroy how much they are appreciated.

The henna artist will do the artwork for anyone who is participating in The Commercial Hotel Shave for a Cure event on Saturday, March 16, from 1pm.

Henna crowns consist of leaf and flowers designs on the head and are traditionally done as a gift to cancer patients to cover where the hair loss is.

"It's a community gift because with the ladies they are mostly undergoing treatment and it helps them deal with the hair loss and gives them the self-esteem," Ms Johnson said.

"It's just to give them something back to make them feel good."

Ms Johnson took the chance to help the shave for a cure event, but is still looking for more opportunities to support cancer patients with henna crowns.

"I can't go through their pain, but maybe I can ease that suffering a little, ease the way by helping their self-esteem," she said.