Thank you, Queens­land

Isis Town and Country - - OPINION -

I WOULD like to ex­tend a sin­cere thank you to all who helped make this year’s World’s Great­est Shave such a suc­cess. The World’s Great­est Shave is the Leukaemia Foun­da­tion’s ma­jor an­nual fundrais­ing event. It en­ables us to con­tinue to pro­vide free, world-class sup­port ser­vices to blood cancer pa­tients and their fam­i­lies as well as fund med­i­cal re­search. This year thou­sands of brave par­tic­i­pants shaved, cut, coloured or waxed their hair to help raise more than $16 mil­lion na­tion­ally. We are well on our way to reach­ing our $5 mil­lion goal set for Queens­land. Each day the lives of six Queens­lan­ders are turned upside down with the di­ag­no­sis of a blood cancer such as leukaemia, lym­phoma or myeloma. There are no known causes or pre­ven­ta­tive mea­sures. The Leukaemia Foun­da­tion is there to pro­vide pa­tients with the prac­ti­cal as­sis­tance and emo­tional sup­port they need dur­ing this dif­fi­cult time.

BILL PETCH, Leukaemia Foun­da­tion of

Queens­land

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