Wednesday, March 7, 2012

Are you going to shave for this great cause????

The Leukaemia Foundation’s World’s Greatest Shave is one of Australia’s biggest fundraising events! People sign up and get sponsored to shave or colour their hair. The money they raise funds free services to support people with leukaemias, lymphomas, myeloma and related blood disorders, and their families, as well as research to improve treatments and find cures.

More than 11,500 people are expected to be diagnosed with a blood cancer or related blood disorder in Australia this year – equivalent to 31 people every day. Money is needed to fund research to find better treatments and cures and fund the Leukaemia Foundation’s free services to support patients and their families from diagnosis through treatment and beyond.

More than 125,000 people from all walks of life are expected to shave or colour their hair in 2012. Some will go it alone while others will get together with family and friends. Many schools will run a special ‘Crazy Hair Day’ for kids on Friday 16th and lots of people will take part in one of our special industry challenges at work.

WHEN:15-17 March 2012

WHERE: Many people will arrange their own event at home or work, while others will shave or colour in front of a crowd. The Leukaemia Foundation also hosts some public events which are listed at closer to the time.

HOW: Sign up online at or call 1800 500 088.