Come along and show your support for the World's Greatest Shave event in collaboration with Just Cuts. They will be shaving, colouring and braiding with all money raised going to the Leukaemia Foundation. Too shy to change your hair? They will be holding a raffle on the day for a gold coin donation.
||$2 per ticket OR 3 for $5
||11am - 2pm, Saturday 14 March
||Near the Customer Service Desk
What is World’s Greatest Shave?
Each March, more than 20,000 extraordinary Aussies help beat blood cancer by getting sponsored to shave or colour their hair during the Leukaemia Foundation’s World’s Greatest Shave.
2020 marks the Leukaemia Foundation’s 22nd World’s Greatest Shave campaign, making it one of Australia’s longest running and most loved fundraising events.
People of all ages will shave, colour, or wax the hair on their head, chest or face – supported all the way by proud family, friends, colleagues and classmates.
The Leukaemia Foundation is the only national charity dedicated to helping more Australians with leukaemia, lymphoma, myeloma and related disorders survive their blood cancer and live a better quality of life.
Why take part?
Every day another 41 Australians are diagnosed with a blood cancer. That’s one Aussie every 36 minutes.
Blood cancer is on the rise in Australia. Over the past 10 years, incidence of blood cancer has increased by approximately 30%.
When combined, blood cancers are among the most frequently diagnosed cancers in the Australian community, and the most significant cause of non-preventable cancer death.
Right now, more than 110,000 Australians are living with a blood cancer or related disorders.
When you sign up and raise money for World’s Greatest Shave, you can make sure families facing blood cancer have a place to call home during treatment, someone to turn to, and access to the best possible care and treatment.
You will also help drive funding for Australia’s best and brightest blood cancer researchers in their quest to deliver rapid advancements in diagnosis, treatment and ultimately a cure.
Where does the money go?
$20 will ensure our purpose-built accommodation villages are fitted out with all the necessary amenities to provide a comfortable, clean and safe home-away-from-home for families.
$33 means experienced blood cancer support teams can make regular hospital visits to comfort families through the shock of a diagnosis and anxiety of treatment.
$53 will help grow blood cancer cells in a lab to undertake vital research into the cause and treatment of blood cancer.
$64 will ensure people with blood cancer receive one-on-one emotional support, no matter where they live, to help them cope with their blood cancer journey and achieve a better quality of life.
$80 will keep rural and regional families together when relocating to a capital city for urgent treatment, providing a caring, home-away-from-home in our village communities, so they have the strength to fight their illness with family by their side.
$103 will provide essential blood cancer research equipment.
$150 can support the work of a researcher for a day.