Woman dyes hair, gets Mohawk for breast cancer awareness

INDIANAPOLIS (WISH) – A woman recently diagnosed with breast cancer is going to the extreme to raise awareness.

In a matter of days, Lissa Sears was diagnosed with breast cancer, went public with the news, and gained incredible support.

Dozens of friends, family and even strangers gathered at Ciao Bella Salon to her “Sears Strong.”

Lissa shaved her hair in a Mohawk and dyed it pink. She says it is all to have fun in the hopes of impacting at least one person to get checked out before it’s too late.

“I have had nine people, friends, that have set up their mammograms. Some of them were scared because they felt something and they had been putting it off. So, if nothing else, out of those nine, if it saved one person’s life it’s worth it,” Sears told 24-Hour News 8.

Many supporters joined in the fun and shaved their head or dyed a strip of their hair pink.

Sears says she will undergo four and a half months of chemo followed by surgery. She has lived with MS her entire life and says that stage 2 breast cancer is just another bump in the road.

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