Stirling Times - - Opinion -

IN March, the iconic Aus­tralian fundrais­ing cam­paign World’s Great­est Shave will be cel­e­brat­ing its 20th an­niver­sary and to com­mem­o­rate this mile­stone, the Leukaemia Foun­da­tion is call­ing on record num­bers of Aus­tralians to reg­is­ter and join in the fun.

Over the past two decades, more than 1.9 mil­lion Aus­tralians have sup­ported the cam­paign to help the foun­da­tion con­tinue its vi­sion to cure and mis­sion to care.

Ev­ery day, an­other 35 Aussies are di­ag­nosed with a blood can­cer such as leukaemia, myeloma and lym­phoma.

Thanks to those ex­tra­or­di­nary Aussies, blood can­cer pa­tients and their fam­i­lies con­tinue to re­ceive free emo­tional and prac­ti­cal sup­port, ed­u­ca­tional re­sources and trans­port to and from vi­tal med­i­cal ap­point­ments.

Your sup­port also means re­gional fam­i­lies con­tinue to be pro­vided with free home-away-from-home ac­com­mo­da­tion near their treat­ing cen­tres.

Our com­mit­ment to fund re­search projects con­tin­ues to help more Aus­tralians with blood can­cer sur­vive and live a bet­ter qual­ity of life.

I’d like to take this op­por­tu­nity to in­vite the Perth com­mu­nity to join us and reg­is­ter for World’s Great­est Shave in 2018 to help beat blood can­cer. Let’s make this year the bold­est and bravest year ever. Reg­is­ter at www.worlds­great­est­ BILL PETCH, Leukaemia Foun­da­tion chief ex­ec­u­tive

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