LINDISFARNE Primary School students will take a stand against blood cancer by rallying together to lose their locks, colour their cuts, or wax their waves in one of Australia’s most-loved charity events, the Leukaemia Foundation’s World’s Greatest Shave on 25 September.
The campaign aims to raise vital funds to support the growing number of Australians diagnosed with blood cancer including leukaemia, lymphoma, myeloma and other related blood disorders.
Fun loving school principal Kel Innis issued a challenge to the school’s student representative council to assist in raising money and awareness of the Leukaemia Foundation for Crazy Hair Day.
“Many of our staff, families and school community have been affected by cancer, so we are on a mission to ‘shave the world from cancer’,” she said.
“If they can raise their target of $2,500, I will let them shave my head in front of the whole school.
“It’s not just me that gets to have all the fun, our students will be joining in by having crazy hairstyles on the day.”
Leukaemia Foundation general manager of supporters Rachael Lance said money raised through the World’s Greatest Shave was critical to ensure that every man, woman and child diagnosed with blood cancer across the country, no matter where they live, could be supported.
“By signing up and raising money for the World’s Greatest Shave, you are ensuring families facing blood cancer have someone to turn to every step of the way, access to the best possible care and treatment and a place to call home during treatment.” she said.
Currently, 47 Australians are diagnosed with blood cancer every day.
The Leukaemia Foundation’s latest Blood Cancer in Australia report confirms that in just 15 years, by 2035, this number will more than double to 100 people every day.
To support, visit http://my.leukaemiafoundation.org.au/kelinnis.