Why take part
Blood cancer strikes young. It’s the most commonly diagnosed cancer in Australian children, having a big impact on students and schools across the country.
Blood cancer keeps children stuck in hospital, away from their families and friends. Away from their education. Away from their future.
Every year, hundreds of schools across Australia step up to take on the World's Greatest Shave. Some even make it an annual tradition.
By rallying a team of staff and students, you'll join a community of schools determined to shape a brighter future for blood cancer patients and their families. Students learn valuable life lessons on empathy, leadership, and community service.
Every dollar your school raises 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.
Bring your students and staff together for the ultimate school team experience – and be part of an incredible campaign for change.Sign up your school
Why World’s Greatest Shave at school?
There's nothing like seeing your school community come together to champion change. And while saving lives is the most incredible reward, the goodness doesn't stop there. You'll get:
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:
What's it like to take part?
“It is truly amazing to see the combined effort of students and teachers at MHS, building a stronger school community and most importantly raising awareness for the incredible efforts of the Leukaemia Foundation each and every year as a school tradition!”
Merewether High School
“And that’s a wrap! A huge thank you to everyone who donated to the WGS Cheltenham team. Because of all of your generous donations, we reached our goal of $30,000 for this year's World’s Greatest Shave! You should all be so proud of your bravery towards supporting the Leukemia Foundation.”
Cheltenham Girls' High School
"The World’s Greatest Shave will be a day to remember – it was epic! 21 people had their heads (and some their faces) shaved or trimmed, while others opted to have their hair styled in a rainbow of colors or intricately braided. The atmosphere was loud with an on-point MC cheering up the crowd. The sausages and drinks were delicious, and the shoot-out and cup pong were major hits. All the activities combined raised almost $300 today, bringing our all-up tally to just under $13,000!”
Springfield Central State High School
The more you fundraise, the greater your impact. Check out these incredible schools:
How will you take part?
Sign up and fundraise as an individual or take part together with others
Shave, Cut or Colour your hair as an individual and fundraise for the Leukaemia Foundation.
Join a team
Search for an existing team to join and fundraise together with friends, family at work or school.