Coming up this week is the Leukemia Foundation’s World’s Greatest Shave from the 10th to the 14th of March to raise money to find a cure for blood cancer. Right at Home challenges you to join the superheroes.
The World’s Greatest Shave is one of the most visually inspiring ways to show your support for families affected by Leukemia. Sponsored participants can shave, cut or colour their hair. Alternatively, you can simply make a valued donation.
History of the Shave courtesy of The Leukemia Foundation
World’s Greatest Shave (in the beginning it was called Shave for a Cure!) began with the Graydon family in Lismore, northern NSW. Eric Graydon was diagnosed with acute myeloid leukaemia and had to move to Brisbane to access life-saving treatment. Eric and his family were able to stay at the Leukaemia Foundation’s ESA Patient Accommodation Village for a total of 14 months at no cost while he focused on getting better. To show their appreciation and help others facing blood cancer – the family decided to hold the very first shave.
In September 1998, Eric’s wife, Loma and their daughter Cathy held the first ever fundraising shave event for the Leukaemia Foundation. Eric’s haematologist, Dr James Morton thought it was such a great idea that he challenged the Leukaemia Foundation to shave the greatest number of heads in 24 hours. The word got out to the media — and with the support of the community, the event raised a huge $80,000 and shaved a whopping 200 heads. With that — Shave for a Cure was born!
If you would like to learn more about how you can take part this year, visit the World’s Greatest Shave resources page.
If you or a loved one is struggling with cancer, please don’t hesitate to reach out to Right at Home. In-home care can help alleviate some of the pressures of family caregiving, allowing you to focus on the emotional support of a loved one with cancer.
And, in the spirit of giving and to bring you a smile, check out these amazing snaps! #worldsgreatestshave
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