“Shave the World From Blood Cancer” at King George Square

Are you ready to “shave the world” from blood cancer? It’s time to take part in the World’s Greatest Shave and help Leukaemia Foundation reach their goal of zero lives lost to blood cancer by 2035.

You are invited to come along on 13 March, 2020 between 7:00 a.m. and 2:00 p.m. at King George Square as Leukaemia Foundation celebrates 22 years of World’s Greatest Shave. 

To participate in this fund raising event, you may nominate to shave, cut or colour your hair by signing up and fundraise at https://worldsgreatestshave.com. You are encouraged to book online if you are planning to shave on the day of the event. You may sign up as an individual, join a team, or start your own team.

Photo credit: World’s Greatest Shave / Facebook
Photo credit: World’s Greatest Shave / Facebook
Photo credit: World’s Greatest Shave / Facebook

For signing up, you will get a free kit containing tips and tools, plus your own online fundraising page ready for you to personalise. Shave, cut, colour, or even wax your hair, it’s up to you. You have the power to take a stand against blood cancer!

My Life Counts – Video Credit: Leukaemia Foundation / YouTube

Zero lives lost to blood cancer

Blood cancer is one of the top 4 most frequently diagnosed cancers and one of the leading causes of death by cancer in Australia. Leukaemia Foundation has set a bold new goal: zero lives lost to blood cancer.

To achieve this goal and work towards fighting leukemia, Leukaemia Foundation commissioned a comprehensive and ‘first of its kind’ analysis to help identify the challenges and opportunities that influence survival and quality of life blood cancer patients. 

The result is the State of the Nation: Blood Cancer in Australia report which includes the Foundation’s plan for action to reach their goal. To help coordinate the effort, Leukaemia Foundation will work in partnership with the government and the key participants in the blood cancer science and clinical community. The plan for actions will focus on four priorities: empower patients, enable access, catalyse health reform, and accelerate research for the cure.

“Ultimately the path to conquering blood cancer requires us to work together and ensure 100% access to the right information, the best treatments and services, and the latest trials, tests and diagnostic tools, to help people not just to survive – but also to live well,” Bill Petch, Leukaemia Foundation CEO said.

Visit the Leukaemia Foundation here to know more about “The path to zero lives lost to blood cancer.”