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By Len Kiese - bio | email

ALBANY, GA (WALB) - An Albany State University student plans to make a big sacrifice in memory of her sister.

Albany State is gearing up for its big Relay For Life walk to honor cancer survivors and victims.

6-year-old Talisa Mayfield died from cancer in 2000 after a 3-year fight. Her sister Twaneshia Sanders made a promise to cut off her hair if ASU raises $3,000 for the cause.

"Regardless if they don't raise the money, I'm still going to do it. My sister had to walk around a year without hair and I feel like I can do it to. It's just like in homage and tribute to her for everything she had to endure," said Sanders.

The moment of truth is Wednesday.  $3,000 or not, Sanders plans to shave her head at 1 p.m. at ASU's Student Union.  

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