Why you should take part in the World’s Greatest Shave

Thirty-four Australians will today be given the devastating news that they have a blood cancer such as leukaemia, lymphoma or myeloma.

Although survival rates are improving, blood cancers are still the third biggest cause of cancer death in Australia.

The figures are shocking, so Leukaemia Foundation are on a mission to improve the statistics.


Every March the charity hosts the World’s Greatest Shave to raise money for life-saving research and to help support those already facing a cancer battle.

All Australians are encouraged to take part by getting sponsored to either shave, colour or wax the hair on their head, chest or face.

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All the money donated by sponsors goes towards research, which is needed to discover kinder and more effective treatments for blood cancer. The sponsorship funds also help to support families when they need it most, providing people with leukaemia, lymphoma and myeloma with a free home-away-from-home near hospital during their treatment as well as free transport to appointments and practical assistance and emotional support.

The Leukaemia Foundation receives no ongoing government funding, so supporting the World’s Greatest Shave is one of the only way the charity can make their Vision to Cure and Mission to Care possible.

There are a number of World’s Greatest Shave events happening here on the Gold Coast that locals are being urged to sign-up for:

All Things Pets, Pools & Produce
When: March 12
Time: 10:00 am – 2:00 pm

Helensvale Town Centre
When: March 12
Time: 10:00 am – 1:00 pm

The Shearers Arms Tavern
When: March 12
Time: 2:00 pm – 6:00 pm

Dog & Parrot Tavern
When: March 12
Time: 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm

Robina Town Centre
When: March 13
Time: 10:00 am – 1:00 pm

There is still plenty of time for Gold Coasters to sign-up and get involved in this wonderful cause. To learn more about the Gold Coast events click here.

For more information on the World’s Greatest Shave, to sign up or to donate, visit: worldsgreatestshave.com/