We have again some very brave students (both male and female!) and a female parent who are going to shave their heads as part of the 2016 World’s Greatest Shave. This has become a bit of a tradition over the years and I am very happy to be helping some students shave their heads for awareness and fundraising for the Leukaemia Foundation.
Information from the World’s Greatest Shave Website:
“Today, 34 Australians will be given the devastating news that they have leukaemia, lymphoma or myeloma, and they’ll turn to the Leukaemia Foundation for help.
Although survival rates are improving, blood cancers are the third biggest cause of cancer death in Australia.
Getting sponsored to shave, colour or wax the hair on your head, chest or face, is an extraordinary way to help families facing the challenge of blood cancer and to help Australia’s best researchers.
The money your sponsors give you will go towards research, which is needed to discover kinder and more effective treatments for blood cancer.
Your sponsorship will also support families when they need it most, providing people with leukaemia, lymphoma and myeloma with a free home-away-from-home near hospital during their treatment.
It will also mean we can transport them to appointments and provide as much practical assistance and emotional support as we can, all free of charge.
The Leukaemia Foundation receives no ongoing government funding, so supporting this event makes our Vision to Cure and Mission to Care possible”
Due to the number of students who wish to partake this year we will be beginning the head shaving at 2pm outside the Specialist Building (the Red Building). If you would like to come along and take some photos as the hair comes off and to support the students it all begins just after 2pm, with the students presented at Assembly from 3pm.