Thanks, readers, for a hair-razing effort
ON behalf of the Leukaemia Foundation, I would like to say a big thank you to readers for their incredible support of World’s Greatest Shave this year.
The extraordinary people who shaved or coloured and their generous sponsors have now raised an incredible $3.3 million in Queensland alone, helping to fund projects that will make a genuine difference to local families facing blood cancer.
The money will now be used to provide safe and comfortable accommodation in the city for families living in regional Queensland so they can more easily access life-saving treatment.
It also means we can offer free transport, counselling, information and practical support to the 60,000 Australians living with a blood cancer.
Meanwhile, researchers funded by our supporters are working tirelessly to discover safer and more effective treatments.
Although their critical research is improving survival rates, sadly an Australian still loses their life to blood cancer every two hours.
But thanks to those taking part in World’s Greatest Shave, the Leukaemia Foundation will be able to help more Australians with leukaemia, lymphoma, myeloma and related disorders survive and live a better quality of life. — Bill Petch CEO