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Chinville is an extraordinary place where everyone shaves their hair to support the Leukaemia Foundation’s World’s Greatest Shave.
It was in Chinville, sitting atop mighty Chin Rock on mild winter’s day, that a group of Chinions looked down on their tiny township and made a stunning realisation: shaving your hair is an extraordinary way to help beat blood cancer!
Every year since then, the good citizens of Chinville come together as a community, finding new ways to take part and inviting YOU to join the fun for a good cause.
The Chinions have big hearts, but they know they can't make a difference on their own.
So sign up and get sponsored to shave, colour or wax the hair on your head, chest of face and become the next honorary citizen of Chinville…
Celebrating 20 years of World's Greatest Shave
The Leukaemia Foundation’s World’s Greatest Shave began back in 1998 is now one of Australia’s biggest fundraising events.
People of all ages shave, colour or wax the hair on their head, chest or face, supported all the way by proud family, friends, colleagues and classmates.
Some have a personal connection to blood cancer, while others take part simply to have fun and raise money for a good cause.
When you sign up and raise money for 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 that will help more people survive blood cancers like lymphoma, leukaemia and myeloma, while improving their quality of life.
Leukaemia,lymphoma and myeloma are types of blood cancer. They can develop in anyone, of any age, at any time.
More than 60,000 Australians are living with blood cancer or related disorders, and every day another 35 people will be diagnosed.
Blood cancer is the third most common cause of cancer death in Australia,claiming more lives than breast cancer or melanoma.
Although research is improving survival, sadly an Australian loses their life to blood cancer every two hours.