Lose locks to help lose leukaemia
GOING for a new look in 2010?
Then why not join 40,000 other Queenslanders this year in sacrificing your locks to help leukaemia patients and their families?
The Leukaemia Foundation’s World’s Greatest Shave is fast approaching and Fraser Coast residents are being encouraged to shave, crop, colour or even wax their hair to help raise vital funds for those living with blood cancer.
“For the past 12 years, Queenslanders have embraced World’s Greatest Shave in the most amazing way and every year more and more people put up their hands to shave, colour or wax their hair,” said Leukaemia Foundation CEO Peter Johnstone.
“I encourage people who are keen to do something to help those less fortunate than themselves to register to be part of one of the nation’s largest fundraising events.”
Mr Johnstone said organisers were aiming to raise $3.5 million from the event, which runs from March 11 to 13.
Funds would not only be used to support current patients – including the 2000 Queenslanders expected to be diagnosed with blood cancer this year – but medical research into improved treatments and cures.
“Money raised will also help the foundation continue to provide free support services for patients and their families including emotional support, transportation, accommodation, information, education and support programs.”
Register online at www.worldsgreatestshave.com or call 1800 500 088.