World's Greatest Shave - The Leukaemia Foundation

World's Greatest Shave - The Leukaemia Foundation


The Leukaemia Foundation's World's Greatest Shave will take place from 15-17 March 2007 to raise much needed funds for the 30,000 Australians living with leukaemias, lymphomas, myeloma and related blood disorders.

World's Greatest Shave is one of Australia's biggest fundraising events. Over 100,000 people are expected to participate this year with the aim of raising $10 million nationally.

It's great fun and anyone can take part - people can go it alone or get together with friends, workmates or club members to form a group. Public shave events will be held right across Australia. This year the event coincides with St Patrick's Day on Saturday 17th March so people can combine their annual Irish celebrations with fundraising for the Leukaemia Foundation.

Leukaemias, lymphomas and myeloma are devastating blood cancers. Sadly, around 60 per cent of adults and 20 per cent of children don't survive a leukaemia diagnosis, and lymphoma is now the fifth most common cancer in Australia.

By taking part in World's Greatest Shave people can make a difference to the quality of life of those affected and fund vital research into better treatment and cures.

The Leukaemia Foundation improves patients' quality of life through personalised and practical care. This includes providing a 'home away from home' near major treatment centres, information and emotional support, education and support programs, transport to and from hospital and practical assistance free of charge.

Details:WHAT: More than 100,000 Australians shaving or colouring their hair to raise funds for blood cancer patient care and research - register now at or by calling 1800 500 088

WHERE: Events in every major city, regional centre and most country towns- will list public shave locations

WHEN: Thursday 15 - Saturday 17 March 2007

WHO: - People personally impacted by blood cancers
- Caring Australians who want to have fun and raise money for the Leukaemia Foundation
- Celebrities, athletes, politicians, CEOs

The Leukaemia Foundation is the only national not-for-profit organisation dedicated to the care and cure of patients and families living with leukaemias, lymphomas, myeloma and related blood disorders.

To register call 1800 500 088 or go to