World's Greatest Shave raises about half the money the Leukaemia Foundation needs to fund its important work – providing practical and emotional support to people with blood cancer, as well as investing millions in research.
When blood cancer changes the lives of 11,500 Australians each year, the Leukaemia Foundation is ready.
By raising funds through the World's Greatest Shave, the Leukaemia Foundation are able to continue to fund blood cancer research, and provide free services to support Australian families.
Hey guys, sorry for being super duper inactive for the last... year i think. I'd get on, hoping that i could because active again but something would just come up and i cant; like the fact that my parents split late 2011, my mum found out that she had breast cancer mid 2012 and now I'm in year 12 at school. i wont be able to be regularly active until at least after I finish school as the end of the year.My original goal was $2000, but since we've passed it, I think there's a need to push it up
The new goal is $5000, so please help me reach it
Heres My Story
Eight months ago, my best friend was diagnosed with cancer, breast cancer; it was my mum.
Two days after she was diagnosed, she was in hospital having the lump removed; she didn't tell us it was cancer until it was removed. Only one month later she began chemotherapy and within 3 weeks of treatment, she lost her hair. This cancer changed my mum's life; she had to give up work because her treatment made her so sick that she spent days in bed.
Not only did it change her life but the lives of my grandma, my two younger brothers and myself. My grandma lives on the beach near Sydney and had to move in with us to look after Mum and us kids. For my brothers and I it was a large change of no longer Mum looking after us, but us looking after her too.
After seven months of chemo and radiation, an nodule was fund no her lung only a week or so ago. She is going back into hospital soon to have it removed; we wont know if it's cancerous until then...
Mum's cancer may differ from leukaemia – which is a blood cancer – but the money raised through Shave for a Cure will help fund blood cancer research. There are many different types of cancers but once we find a cure for one, it will help find a cure for others.
Everyday 31 people in Australia will get the news that they have blood cancer. Your donation will help the Leukaemia Foundation support them from the moment they are diagnosed.
The support can be in many forms, such as home-away-from-home's or transport. For us, without the help of the Cancer Council – who of which supplied Mum with accommodation for the 2 months she spent living Toowoomba this year – it would have been really hard financially for the family.
On the 15th of March, I will be shaving my head, in support of my best friend's brave battle with cancer – my mum. So please, if you have any spare change lying about, sponsor me so that a cure for cancer can one day be found.
Sponsor me here please: [link]
P.S. I will put pics of before and after if anyone wants me to