Five years ago Amanda Stock lost her 17 year battle with cancer, but her spirit lives on in the form of her children.
Matt and Daniel Stock are creating a legacy their Mother would be proud of, as the pair on June 29, will shave their heads to raise funds for another family who are in need of support and are going through what they went through when Amanda fought the dreaded disease.
"Our family was heavily affected by the horrible disease and this has left me with a motivation to help those who are affected, as I know first hand how tough this time can be," Daniel said.
"Throughout my childhood my brother and I have been very involved in football and basketball travelling hundreds of kilometres a week.
"We have been very fortunate to have a family who never let circumstances stop us from what we love. This has ultimately left us with memories and friendships that will last a lifetime.
"For some families this is not possible through lack of time due to hospital visits or due to costs associated with endless treatment and medical bills."
This is where the thoughtfulness of the two young men goes to a new high, as they want to not raise funds to go to cancer research, but to go directly to a family that has lost a mother and wife in the past 12 months and where the father has to work three jobs to support his children.
"Obviously we cannot create time for families with cancer, but we can provide some financial support and ease the stress of going through a horrible time due to cancer," Daniel said.
On June 29, through the support of their basketball club Easter Mavericks, they will host a 'white night' at the St Francis De Sales College in Mount Barker.
Eastern Mavericks will play the North Adelaide Rockets and it will hold special significance because Amanda's sister is involved with that club.
"It is the appropriate match to do this. White is very significant to me, as it is the colour of the ribbon shown to support lung cancer. On the night everyone is encouraged to wear something white and fill the stands to show their support," Daniel said.
Donations can be made on the night with multiple raffles planned and there is a go fund me page.
"In addition, I will also be shaving my head at halftime of the women's game and for those who know me, this is a very big deal as I love my hair," Daniel said.
"Cancer patients, however, have no choice when it comes to losing their hair."
Matt will join his brother in shaving his head and said it was an easy decision to raise money for another family.
"It can help change lives and that is what we are trying to do. Another family is going through what we experienced and because a family has lost someone, it is not over. The tough times continue," Matt said.
A selfless act by two caring sons ensures the memory of their Mother, Amanda lives on.