Condobolin’s Donna Edwards will lose her locks to raise money for the Leukaemia Foundation, when she participates in the World’s Greatest Shave, next month.
The well-known bus driver will shave off all her hair on Friday, 13 March at the Condobolin RSL Club from 8pm. She is urging the community to dig deep to help raise funds for an important and very worthwhile cause.
“I want to raise money for the foundation to help other families fighting Blood cancer,” she explained.
“Help me to give families facing blood cancer the emotional and practical support they need. You’ll also fund vital research to help more people survive blood cancers, while improving their quality of life.
“So please sponsor me and raise money for the Leukaemia Foundation.”
Donna is hoping to raise $560 during the event. $56 can help provide financial assistance for a family in distress when treatment makes it impossible to work. $80 covers one night of emergency patient accommodation for a family who must urgently relocate for treatment. $145 can enable the work of a brilliant researcher for a day – getting the Foundation one day closer to the next great breakthrough.
Nathan Blackmore, from Nate’s Hair, will use his expertise to cut Donna’s hair on the night. The World’s Greatest Shave is aiming to raise $16.2 million in 2019. This year, the Leukaemia Foundation will celebrate 21 years of the World’s Greatest Shave campaign. The World’s Greatest Shave began back in 1998.
More than two million Aussies have taken part over the past two decades, with an estimated 375,000 kilograms of hair removed. Leukaemia, lymphoma and myeloma are types of blood cancer. Blood cancer and related disorders can develop in anyone, of any age, at any time. Every day another 35 Australians are diagnosed with a blood cancer. That’s one Aussie every 41 minutes.
Right now, more than 60,000 Australians are living with blood cancer or related disorders. Although research is improving survival, blood cancer claims more lives than breast cancer and melanoma and sadly an Australian loses their life to blood cancer every two hours.
If you want to support Donna, simply attend on the 13 March or donate at https://worldsgreatestshave.com Simply go to the website click on the donate button, then type in DonnaLea, and a link will appear, Click on the link and it will take you to her fundraising page. There you can donate as little or as much and you would like.
By Melissa Blewitt