Help shave the world from blood cancer
Be a caped crusader and get sponsored to shave or colour your hair!
The World’s Greatest Shave aims to raise $16.2 million in 2019
Extraordinary superheroes are on a mission to shave the world from blood cancer by getting sponsored to shave or colour their hair.
Celebrating 21 years
In 2019, the Leukaemia Foundation will celebrate 21 years of the World’s Greatest Shave campaign. The World’s Greatest Shave began back in 1998 is now one of Australia’s biggest and most loved fundraising events.
People of all ages will shave, colour, or wax the hair on their head, chest or face – 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 37,5000 kilograms of hair removed!
Sign up now and help shave the world from blood cancer
When you sign up and raise money for the World’s Greatest Shave you are giving people living with blood cancer the emotional and practical support they need.
You are also helping to drive rapid advancements in blood cancer research.
Use the tips and tools in your free kit and download the App to supercharge your fundraising!
Earn special online badges as you fundraise, then shave or colour your hair at home, work or school.
The Leukaemia Foundation is your shave sidekick and we will be here with you every step of the way.
Why take part in the World’s Greatest Shave?
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.
In many cases, treatment starts within 24 hours of diagnosis. If the person lives in rural or regional areas, the impact is even greater. They may need to relocate for months or years of treatment – leaving everyone and everything behind.
The Leukaemia Foundation is the only national charity dedicated to helping more Australians with leukaemia, lymphoma, myeloma and related disorders survive their blood cancer and live a better quality of life.
By being a caped crusader and raising money through the World’s Greatest Shave, you can make a difference by giving families facing blood cancer the emotional and practical support they need.
You will also fund vital research to help more people survive blood cancers like lymphoma, leukaemia and myeloma, while improving their quality of life.
How the money helps
We'll update your page as you reach each fundraising milestone so your supporters can see the difference you're making
I'm in badge
You've earned your first badge by signing up and promising to make the sacrifice – thanks!
You're off and running by raising your first dollar!
Helping Hands Badge
You've raised $250. That’s enough to enable a family to attend a support program specific to their blood cancer.
Sleep Easy Badge
You've raised $560. That’s enough to give a regional family a free place to stay close to treatment in the city for one week.
Beep Beep Badge
You've raised $1200. That’s enough to provide free transport for people who are too ill to drive after chemotherapy treatment, for two weeks.
You've raised $2000. That’s enough to aid future breakthroughs by funding a major blood cancer research project, for one week.
You've raised $4800. That’s enough to fund 3 months of laboratory costs for a research project to discover better treatments for blood cancer.
Life Saver Badge
You've raised $10,000. That’s enough to provide emotional support to help 300 families overcome the initial shock and stress of being diagnosed.