Medowie joins in Shave for a Cure

Xavier and Michelle raising funds and having fun.
Xavier and Michelle raising funds and having fun.

 

MEDOWIE residents galore took part in ‘Shave for a cure’ this week, hosted by MarketPlace Raymond Terrace.

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The Leukaemia Foundation’s World’s Greatest Shave began back in 1998 is now one of Australia’s biggest fundraising events.

This year it aims to raise $17 million.

The volunteers, staff and contributors at the MarketPlace event did a fantastic job to raise the final total.

Colleen Mulholland-Ruiz, Centre Manager/Marketing manager, told News Of The Area, “The day was a wonderful success for an even better cause.”
“We just want to give a massive shout out to everyone who donated and got their hair shaved or coloured, as well as our retailers, many of whose staff raised funds or shaved and coloured their hair in support of the Leukaemia Foundation.”

“Another shout has to go to the lovely girls at Christianes Hair Design, Michelle from Nextra and Mary-Jane from Big W for all donating their time all day to help colour and shave all the volunteers,” she said.

Money raised from the World’s Greatest Shave helps to fund vital research that will assist more people survive blood cancers like Lymphoma, Leukaemia and Myeloma, while also improving their quality of life by giving families facing blood cancer the emotional and practical support they need.

More than 60,000 Australians are living with blood cancer or related disorders, and every day another 35 people will be diagnosed.

 

By Rachael VAUGHAN

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