Every year at John Curtin our community takes part in the World’s Greatest Shave to help raise money and awareness for blood cancer.
This year 10 students participated and raised more than $5300 for the Leukaemia Foundation.
Chloe Simons, our school’s World’s Greatest Shave Team Leader said it was important that it was an annual event on the college calendar.
“Every day 35 Australians are diagnosed with blood cancer, so our whole school community recognising and valuing the importance of the World’s Greatest Shave helps to further raise awareness of this cancer,” she said.
“We had six exceptionally brave students shave their head, two students dye their hair, and two brave students wax their legs, all in front of our supportive college community.”
All students were encouraged to participate in Funky Hair Day on the day, where they wore funky hair and donated a gold coin to support the Leukaemia Foundation.
The college raised a total of $5,306.14, with $4,746.74 through the online campaign and another $559.40 on the day.
“Without the help and support from our staff, students, volunteer hairdressers and the participants this event could not take place,” Chloe said.
“All donations go towards the Leukaemia Foundation to help give the emotional and physical support sufferers and their families need.”