Hair must go! | Leukaemia Foundation

Hair must go!

Wednesday, 02 April 2014


Be brave and sign up now for World’s Greatest Shave 2013 to change the lives of leukaemia patients. Losing a little hair (or lots) might feel a bit strange but the dollars raised will definitely help support the six Queenslanders diagnosed each day with a blood cancer.

The Leukaemia Foundation is seeking those with long pony tails, afros, dreadlocks that need to go and the unshaven to sign up now at to commit to losing their locks for the leukaemia cause. World’s Greatest Shave 2013 held 14 – 17 March aims to raise $4.5 million towards medical research and vital support services for blood cancer patients and their families.

It’s easy and fun to take part and you can nominate to shave, colour or wax. There’s plenty of helpful hints at on how to start planning your individual, workplace or club shave event. Schools are invited to involve their whole community by holding a Funky Hair Friday where kids and teachers shave or colour their hair or wear ‘crazy’ hairstyles in return for a donation.

Leukaemia Foundation of Queensland Chief Executive Officer, Bill Petch said fundraising for World’s Greatest Shave 2013 would contribute to the Foundation’s investment in promising new medical research and providing free accommodation and services to Queensland patients and their families.

“The Leukaemia Foundation provided nearly 41,000 nights of accommodation in our purpose built villages to allow regional patients to undergo treatment in Brisbane and Townsville hospitals.

“The home style apartments allow a carer to stay with the patient while they focus on the best possible outcome from their treatment.

“Support and care of patients every step of the way is our goal along with continuation of research towards cures and better treatments. This can only be achieved with the generosity of individuals, businesses and community organizations contributing to fundraising events like World’s Greatest Shave.”

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.