Mission possible: Shave the world from blood cancer | Leukaemia Foundation

Mission possible: Shave the world from blood cancer

This year, more than 23,600 mighty superheroes like you joined forces across the country to shave the world from blood cancer.  

Your amazing fundraising support is helping Aussie families facing blood cancer – opening doors to free accommodation for regional families, keeping transport vehicles on the road so people can get to and from their treatment, and making sure Leukaemia Foundation staff are there to listen and provide support.  

Funds raised are also invested in projects at Australia’s leading medical research institutes, empowering the best and brightest in blood cancer research.  

Brisbane radio personality Abby Coleman was the highest individual fundraiser. Fulfilling a promise Abby made to Bridget, a little friend with leukaemia, Abby shaved off her locks and raised a massive $72,000! 

Over the other side of the country, Guildford Grammar School WA took out the top school award, combining crazy hair day in the preparatory school and head shaves for the seniors to raise a whopping $93,700! 

Back again to support the World’s Greatest Shave, Bunnings stores around Australia claimed the best workplace award, collectively raising more than $54,300! 

Brought together by circumstance, our highest friends and family team, The Elite Incredibles raised close to $44,000 in honour of Ehsan who was diagnosed with leukaemia one week after his third birthday.  

To all the legendary superheroes, thank you for helping shave the world from blood cancer!   

You, your school or workplace can take the plunge and shave any time of year. Head to worldsgreatestshave.com.au for all the details.  

Posted on September 10th, 2019

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