Jason McFadyen, left, organized about a dozen friends to shave their heads in support of Annie Cash as she goes through breast cancer treatment. Cash was voted top real estate agent, business person and community leader in the Whidbey News-Times’ Best of Whidbey 2020 contest. Photos by Emily Gilbert/Whidbey News-Times

Jason McFadyen, left, organized about a dozen friends to shave their heads in support of Annie Cash as she goes through breast cancer treatment. Cash was voted top real estate agent, business person and community leader in the Whidbey News-Times’ Best of Whidbey 2020 contest. Photos by Emily Gilbert/Whidbey News-Times

Shaving locks to support one of Whidbey’s best

Annie Cash’s friends shaved their heads in a show of support.

There are a few more bald heads walking around Oak Harbor after a dozen friends went under the clippers for local real estate agent and blogger, Annie Cash, who was recently diagnosed with breast cancer.

Cash said she was surprised by how many people shaved their heads to support her on Sunday.

“Jason put this all together,” Cash said, referring to her boyfriend, Jason McFadyen.

“I was completely nervous going into it, but it was pretty amazing,” McFadyen said. “I was pretty shocked and awed by everybody.”

McFadyen organized a makeshift salon in his garage and driveway complete with a hairstylist, clippers and bright red face masks with #forannie on them.

He wanted to show his support and invited people to do the same.

“It’s pretty amazing how people have come together for her,” McFadyen said.

After Cash shaved McFadyen’s head, the first person to step up to the chair was Cheryl Lueder. She has worked with McFadyen for years and wanted to do something to support Cash.

“I really didn’t want her to be the only girl with no hair,” Lueder said.

“I didn’t want her to be alone in her journey.”

She was greeted with cheers and compliments on her head shape when the locks came off, and more people stepped up for their turn.

Cash’s neighbor Heidi Chilcote was ready for a haircut, too. She wanted to support someone who has helped so many others.

“Annie would do anything for anyone,” Chilcote said.

Cash swept several categories in the Whidbey News-Times’ Best of Whidbey 2020 contest.

Cash was voted best real estate agent, top business person and community leader of the year.

Cheryl Lueder checks out her newly shaved head. She had her hair cut in a show of support for friend Annie Cash, a local real estate agent and blogger who is undergoing treatment for breast cancer. Photo by Emily Gilbert/Whidbey News-Times

Cheryl Lueder checks out her newly shaved head. She had her hair cut in a show of support for friend Annie Cash, a local real estate agent and blogger who is undergoing treatment for breast cancer. Photo by Emily Gilbert/Whidbey News-Times

Naomie Welshans shaves Cheryl Lueder’s head in a show of support for Annie Cash. Photo by Emily Gilbert/Whidbey News-Times

Naomie Welshans shaves Cheryl Lueder’s head in a show of support for Annie Cash. Photo by Emily Gilbert/Whidbey News-Times

Annie Cash shaved boyfriend Jason McFadyen’s head because he wanted to show his support for her as she goes through cancer treatment. Cash was voted top real estate agent, business person and community leader in the <em>Whidbey News-Times</em> ’ Best of Whidbey 2020 contest.

Annie Cash shaved boyfriend Jason McFadyen’s head because he wanted to show his support for her as she goes through cancer treatment. Cash was voted top real estate agent, business person and community leader in the Whidbey News-Times ’ Best of Whidbey 2020 contest.

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