Colour your hair for blood cancer

Whether you go platinum-blonde, splice green, or even rainbow, your new splash of colour will act as a canvas of hope. You're not just changing your hairstyle – you're changing the lives of Australians facing blood cancer right now.

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Why take part

Blood cancer is Australia's hidden cancer crisis. There are 140,000 families facing blood cancer right now. And it takes the lives of 16 Australians every day. 

Every year, thousands of Australians step up to Colour their hair for the World's Greatest Shave. It's the ultimate act of support for people facing blood cancer. 

Every dollar you raise will help provide families with practical and emotional support to get them through the many challenges that blood cancer can bring. And you'll power Australia's brightest research minds, bringing us closer to our goal of zero lives lost to blood cancer by 2035. 

It feels incredible. Nothing compares. Join the World's Greatest Shave community and make a life-changing difference today.

Sign up and colour
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Sign up

Sign up to the World’s Greatest Shave online as an individual or as part of a team. Then choose to Colour. 

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Set up your fundraising page

Once you’re in, decide when you’re going to Colour and your fundraising target, and add a photo and message on your page. Let others know why you’re Shaving. And then share your profile far and wide. 

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Start organising while the funds roll in

This is where the fun begins. Organise your World's Greatest Shave event – the bigger the better. Ask friends and family to join you, or donate, and watch the funds come rolling in. 

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Make it count

When your big day arrives, all that’s left to do is Colour your hair. Enjoy it surrounded by those that matter, and remember to share photos, videos, and your page – so your hairy sacrifice gets the reward it deserves. 

53 AUSTRALIANS WILL BE DIAGNOSED WITH BLOOD CANCER TODAY. COLOUR YOUR HAIR TO GIVE THEM LIFE-CHANGING SUPPORT.
53 AUSTRALIANS WILL BE DIAGNOSED WITH BLOOD CANCER TODAY. COLOUR YOUR HAIR TO GIVE THEM LIFE-CHANGING SUPPORT.
53 AUSTRALIANS WILL BE DIAGNOSED WITH BLOOD CANCER TODAY. COLOUR YOUR HAIR TO GIVE THEM LIFE-CHANGING SUPPORT.
53 AUSTRALIANS WILL BE DIAGNOSED WITH BLOOD CANCER TODAY. COLOUR YOUR HAIR TO GIVE THEM LIFE-CHANGING SUPPORT.
53 AUSTRALIANS WILL BE DIAGNOSED WITH BLOOD CANCER TODAY. COLOUR YOUR HAIR TO GIVE THEM LIFE-CHANGING SUPPORT.
53 AUSTRALIANS WILL BE DIAGNOSED WITH BLOOD CANCER TODAY. COLOUR YOUR HAIR TO GIVE THEM LIFE-CHANGING SUPPORT.

Where your fundraising goes

Big or small, every donation matters – and helps the Leukaemia Foundation support Australians living with blood cancer today, while investing in a better tomorrow.

Last year, the World's Greatest Shave community made this life-changing support possible:

37,655 nights of accommodation provided to 550 families.

40,081 interactions with expert Blood Cancer Support Coordinators.

A Leukaemia Foundation apartment in Brisbane meant the Dodd family was united during a touch time of blood cancer treatment.

2,405 patients and family members provided with transport services.

$276,603 in assistance grants provided to patients and families.

Don't want to Colour? We've got you covered

Shave, Cut or Colour – your impact will be the same. You'll change the lives of Australians facing blood cancer right now. And that's bloody beautiful. 

Shave your head

It’s a bucket list item. Experience the buzz of Shaving and join a community of trailblazers.

Cut your hair

Whether you go a pixie cut, a bob, or something else entirely, you’ll be a walking, talking billboard for blood cancer support.

Signing up as an individual not in a team? No problem, sign up here.

What's it like to Colour?

“What a day it was! I took part in support of my Aunty who was diagnosed with leukaemia nine years ago. She had a bone marrow transplant that saved her life. Thank you to everyone who came and supported! I can’t thank the community, friends & family enough from the bottom of my heart!" 

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