Karen Patzer

My Health Team MS Swimathon (Redcliffe)

Part of Team MS Warriors

PLEASE READE THIS EBFORE YOU DONATE. I am taking part in the 2021 MS Swimathon, to join the fight against multiple sclerosis. You think I'm nutty? With your help for my fundraiser, how about a large undercut. Read below how I will achieve this.

Hi to all my friends and family. Now do I have you attention? Yes?

As you all know by now, this is the 3rd year that I have been working with MS Qld to change the lives of people (as myself) living with MS.

So how do I achieve this when you all of my friends and family tell me to slow down and take it easy and look after myself?

I am going to do a dramatic undercut with the words MS and symbol shaved into the back of my head.

I will wear my hair up for all to see until the end of the Swimathon. Yes you heard right.

As you may all know by now, that I am extremely vain and love my hair. But I want raise awareness of MS and to make a difference.

Option 1: Would you like to see me cry, on video, that I undercut my hair? Then in your donation please put the words "hair off" in the description.

Option 2: Would you like to see me smile?
Then in your donation please put the words "leave hair" in the description.

The highest amount, over $1000 as of the 4th March, for the undercut or no cut, is what I will do.

If the undercut is to go ahead, I will video the event, for all to see.

I am raising funds to show my support and your donation will make an impact to change the lives of people living with MS.

Did you know:

  • On average, more than 10 Australians are diagnosed with MS every week
  • The average age of diagnosis is just 30 years of age.
  • Three out of four Australians with MS are women

Your support will help fund essential services like physiotherapy, service coordination, counselling and symptom management, as well as MS research to look for better treatments and ultimately a cure for the disease.

Please DONATE to support our swim to help ensure no one faces MS alone.

My Achievements

Made a personal donation

Uploaded a profile picture

You shared your fundraising page!

Sent an email about your swim!

Sent a thank you to a supporter

Reached 50% of fundraising goal

Raised $100

Raised $250

Raised $500

Raised $1000

Reached my fundraising goal

Increased my fundraising Goal

Thank you to my Sponsors




Redcliffe Navy Association




Meilyn Choo

Thank you Karen for supporting this great event


Meilyn Choo

Thanks Mei for your support




Karl Winchester

Go Karen!


Yvette D'ath

Well done Karen!


Kealey & Brendan Harding

We love you Karen 😍


Marianne Patzer

Leave the hair Karen, it's loveley


Karen Patzer



You can do it!


Geoff & Elaine Kaplan

Your perseverance astounds us Karen. We know you will do this because you have set your mind to it.. Love Geoff & Elaine xx


Robert Matthysen

You will keep that hair now, won't you :)


Ron & Joan Daymon

Thanks Ron and Joan for your generosity


Robert Livingstone-ward

Leave hair - to smile.



Keep your hair, you look great!