Media Centre
Welcome to Media HQ! Here you’ll find everything you need for a great story on World’s Greatest Shave.

Great images, impor­tant stories.

With over 20,000 extra­or­di­nary peo­ple shav­ing, colour­ing or cut­ting each year, World’s Great­est Shave unites com­mu­ni­ties in their mis­sion to shave the world from blood cancer.

Did you know?

  • Right now, over 50 Aus­tralians are told every day that they have blood can­cer (that’s one per­son every 28 min­utes) and 15 peo­ple will lose their life to blood can­cer daily.

  • This makes blood can­cer one of the most fre­quent­ly diag­nosed can­cers in Australia.

  • Leukaemia, lym­phoma and myelo­ma are types of blood can­cer. They can devel­op in any­one, at any time, at any age.

  • Funds raised from World’s Great­est Shave empow­er Aus­tralian fam­i­lies fac­ing blood can­cer and accel­er­ate blood can­cer research to reach our bold goal: Zero Lives Lost to Blood Can­cer by 2035.

  • 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 their best life.

  • The Leukaemia Foun­da­tion stands with every Aus­tralian to cure and con­quer every type of blood can­cer, with care.

  • That’s why so many Aus­tralians are as pas­sion­ate as us about this cam­paign… and why your sup­port is so vital.

Resources for media

Every year, thou­sands of peo­ple from across Aus­tralia sign up to par­tic­i­pate in World’s Great­est Shave. Many of these peo­ple have been direct­ly or indi­rect­ly impact­ed by blood can­cer, and addi­tion­al­ly, many are will­ing and hap­py to tell their sto­ry and moti­va­tions for shav­ing. If you are a jour­nal­ist look­ing for infor­ma­tion to assist you in devel­op­ing a sto­ry, our media team can pro­vide you with details about:

  • The his­to­ry of World’s Great­est Shave – well-known peo­ple and celebri­ties who have tak­en part and mon­ey raised so far.

  • The peo­ple par­tic­i­pat­ing this year – human inter­est sto­ries, pho­to oppor­tu­ni­ties, fun and inter­est­ing shave events.

  • Facts and sta­tis­tics about blood can­cer in Aus­tralia includ­ing leukaemia, lym­phomas, myelo­ma and oth­er relat­ed blood disorders.

  • Where the mon­ey raised from World’s Great­est Shave goes – includ­ing our vast range of ser­vices and sup­port for peo­ple liv­ing with blood can­cer and how we are work­ing with our super­hero shavers towards our goal of zero lives lost to blood can­cer by 2035.


Resources for par­tic­i­pants. Share your story!

When you sign up to World’s Great­est Shave, we can pro­vide you with some fan­tas­tic resources and infor­ma­tion to help you con­tact to your local media and cre­ate a great sto­ry. Every year, many par­tic­i­pants share their sto­ries and help us raise aware­ness for this icon­ic and much-loved fundrais­ing event. If you are inter­est­ed in shar­ing your World’s Great­est Shave sto­ry with your local media, click on the Media Toolk­it but­ton below.

Access media toolkits 

Media con­tacts

To email us, click on the rel­e­vant name below or call us anytime.

Gen­er­al media enquiries

media@​leukaemia.​org.​au


Head of Media

Monique Cer­re­to

mcerreto@​leukaemia.​org.​au

0478 300 507


Media Man­ag­er (VIC, ACT, SANT)

Kim Loudon

kloudon@​leukaemia.​org.​au

0460 000 536


Media Man­ag­er (QLD, WA, NSWTAS)

Prue Cripps

pcripps@​leukaemia.​org.​au

0427 251 452


Media Coor­di­na­tor

Yulia Zayt­se­va

yzaytseva@​leukaemia.​org.​au

0421 659 785


Ambas­sador Engage­ment Lead

Cas­san­dra Sananes

csananes@​leukaemia.​org.​au