Countdown begins for brave shavers | Leukaemia Foundation

Countdown begins for brave shavers

Wednesday, 02 April 2014


Thousands of Queenslanders are saying goodbye to their straighteners, hairdryers and the like as they prepare to bravely shave for the leukaemia cause during World’s Greatest Shave from 14 -17 March 2013.

Participants are now hoping to make their bold move count by collecting donations from family, friends, colleagues and the local community to help meet Queensland’s goal of $4.5 million to fund critical medical research and patient services.

Leukaemia Foundation of Queensland Chief Executive Officer, Bill Petch said the support from Queenslanders this year has been fantastic. However, the Foundation is still seeking registrations from those who would like to be involved in this year’s World’s Greatest Shave.

“There’s still time for charitable and community minded individuals, businesses, clubs and schools to register online at and organize a shave and colour event to help raise much-needed funds for blood cancer patients and their families.

“With six Queenslanders being diagnosed every day with a blood cancer, the Foundation needs your help to progress with medical research and the provision of support services such as patient accommodation and emotional support,” said Mr Petch.

“If you would like show your support by joining us at a public shave event please check online for your nearest location and register your interest. It’s always a fun event where you can support brave shavers or have your hair coloured for a donation.”

The Leukaemia Foundation of Queensland is a not-for-profit organisation and receives no on-going government funding. Free practical care and emotional support is available to patients and their families living with leukaemias, lymphomas, myeloma and related blood disorders. The Foundation also funds medical research into cures and improved treatments for leukaemia and related blood disorders.