La Crosse woman shaves head to identify with character

Published On: Feb 05 2013 11:28:29 PM CST   Updated On: Feb 06 2013 07:52:56 AM CST
LA CROSSE, Wis. -

A La Crosse woman isn't fighting cancer herself, but she shaved her head anyway to show support for others.

Colleen Gran is one of the character's in this weekend's performance of "Pirates of the Chemotherapy." It's a dramatic comedy focusing on a support group of six women all fighting breast cancer.

As a way to connect with her character, Gran shaved her head and is donating her hair to 'Locks of Love.'

It's something she's wanted to do for a few months now and says it's fitting given the role she's playing. "She's really lost a lot in her life, and I feel like losing my hair like she lost her hair will help me connect with her," said Gran.

"Pirates of the Chemotherapy"
Appleseed Community Theater
Feb. 8 & 9 - 7:30 p.m.
Feb 10 - 2 p.m.
La Crescent High School
Cost: $12
Proceeds benefit Gundersen Lutheran's Norma J. Vinger Center for Breast Care

You can see her and the rest of the cast this weekend in "Pirates of the Chemotherapy" at La Crescent High School. Performances are Friday and Saturday at 7:30 p.m. at the Appleseed Community Theater. There's also a performance Sunday at 2:00 p.m.

Tickets cost $12. Proceeds will benefit Gundersen Lutheran's Norma J. Vinger Center for Breast Care.