World’s Greatest Shave
One of our local volunteer Guide Leaders, Angela Leeson, has committed to helping the The World’s Greatest Shave event raise $16.5 million in 2020. This is one of Australia’s biggest fundraisers and assists the Leukaemia Foundation to raise funds for research.
On Thursday, April 30, Angela will have her hair cut and shaved during the weekly Guide meeting. As well as raising funds, Angela will donate her long hair to be used to create wigs.
I’m taking part in the World’s Greatest Shave for the Leukaemia Foundation! I’m on a mission to shave the world from blood cancer.
Please sponsor me to give families facing blood cancer the emotional and practical support they need. You’ll also fund vital research to help more people survive blood cancers, while improving their quality of life.
Every day another 35 Australians are diagnosed with a blood cancer. That’s one Aussie every 41 minutes. Although research is improving survival, sadly an Australian loses their life to blood cancer every two hours.
Will you help by sponsoring me?
Leukaemia is a cancer of the blood and immune system that prevents them from doing what they need to keep us healthy. The cause is unknown and it is one of the leading causes of death by cancer in our country. Each year, 35 Australian’s are told they have blood cancer. That’s one person every 41 minutes. Sadly, 20 of these people lose their life to blood cancer each day.
The Leukaemia Foundation has set a bold goal of having zero lives lost to blood cancer by 2035. To help achieve this, all funds collected are used for research to find better treatments and cures for:
- leukaemias (the group of cancers that develop in the bone marrow)
- lymphoma (the group of cancers tht develop in the lympatic system)
- and related blood diseaes.
Since starting in 1998, the foundation have so far raised over $200 million to help beat blood cancer.
You can help by
- shaving their hair
- colouring their hair
- or having a creative hair style