Help shave the world from blood cancer
Why take part in World’s Greatest Shave?
Extraordinary superheroes are on a mission to conquer blood cancer by getting sponsored to shave or colour their hair.
Why take part in the World’s Greatest Shave?
Today in Australia, blood cancer is a big problem. It’s one of the top 4 most frequently diagnosed cancers and is one of the leading causes of death by cancer in our country.
Every day another 41 Australians are told they have blood cancer (that’s one person every 36 minutes) and sadly 20 people will lose their life to blood cancer daily.
Right now, more than 110,000 Australians are living with blood cancer or related disorders.
By 2035, these figures will more than double, seeing close to 100 people per day diagnosed with blood cancer and more than 40 people will die every day.
275,000 Australians of all ages will be living with blood cancer by 2035 – which is significantly more than double the number battling blood cancer today.
The World’s Greatest Shave is so important because Australian men, women and children are still being diagnosed with blood cancer, because the numbers are increasing, because we’re not there yet.
Celebrating 23 years
In 2021, the Leukaemia Foundation will celebrate 23 years of the World’s Greatest Shave campaign, making it one of Australia’s longest running and most loved fundraising events.
People of all ages channel their inner superhero and shave, colour, or wax the hair – supported all the way by proud family, friends, colleagues and classmates.
Some will have a personal connection to blood cancer, while others take part simply to have fun, tick a bucket list box and raise money for a good cause.
More than 2 million Aussies have taken part over the past two decades, with an estimated 37,500 kilograms of hair removed!
The Leukaemia Foundation stands with every Australian to cure and conquer every type of blood cancer, with care
As the only national organisation representing the needs of all people living with blood cancer in Australia, the Leukaemia Foundation has chosen to take the lead in the conversation around blood cancer.
We’ve set a bold new goal to create real change for people living with blood cancer: Zero Lives Lost to Blood Cancer by 2035.
By raising money through the World’s Greatest Shave, you will be working with us towards this powerful goal.
You can help make sure families facing blood cancer have a place to call home during treatment, someone to turn to, and access to the best possible care and treatment.
You will also help drive funding for Australia’s best and brightest researchers in their quest to deliver rapid advancements in diagnosis, treatment, and ultimately a cure.