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The Leukaemia Foundation’s World’s Greatest Shave will be held from 15-17 March 2012 to raise finds for patients and their families living with leukaemia, lymphomas, myeloma and related blood disorders.

Once again tens of thousands of Queenslanders are expected to shave or colour their hair to raise funds and show their support for the people the Foundation helps every day. Since 1999 the World’s Greatest Shave has developed as the Leukaemia Foundation’s biggest single annual fundraising event.

It enables the Foundation to continue delivering our range of services to patients, including free accommodation in Brisbane or Townsville for those needing to leave their homes ion regional and rural Queensland to be close to major treatment centres.

In 2010/2011 the Foundation provided more than 41,000 nights of accommodation to patients and their families, as well as information and advise, disease-specific workshops, free patient transport, and financial assistance where necessary.

In 2012 the Foundation hopes to raise $4 million in Queensland through the World’s Greatest Shave. I would like to encourage the community to get involved and be a part of this worthy cause. You can support the event by:

  • Visiting the website to see how you might participate in the event;
  • Encouraging your friends and colleagues to register and participate by shaving or colouring their hair; or
  • Encouraging donataions to brave shavers and colourers via the World’s Greatest Shave Website.

Thank you for you support.

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