One of St John’s wonderful staff members, Cassandra Herman was brave enough to shave for the Leukaemia Foundation.
The brave shave took place at our St John’s Community Care Townsville office where Cassie’s long hair was no match for the clippers!
Cassie shaved off her lovely hair for ‘Shave for a Cure – World’s Greatest Shave’. Cassie raised $1000 for the Leukaemia Foundation. What an amazing effort from a brave and generous young lady who helps care for the clients at St John’s Community Care!
Today, 34 Australians will be given the devastating news that they have leukaemia, lymphoma or myeloma, and they’ll turn to the Leukaemia Foundation for help.
Although survival rates are improving, blood cancers are the third biggest cause of cancer death in Australia.
Getting sponsored to shave, colour or wax the hair on your head, chest or face, is an extraordinary way to help families facing the challenge of blood cancer and to help Australia’s best researchers.
The money your sponsors give you will go towards research, which is needed to discover kinder and more effective treatments for blood cancer.
Your sponsorship will also support families when they need it most, providing people with leukaemia, lymphoma and myeloma with a free home-away-from-home near hospital during their treatment.
It will also mean we can transport them to appointments and provide as much practical assistance and emotional support as we can, all free of charge.
The Leukaemia Foundation receives no ongoing government funding, so supporting this event makes our Vision to Cure and Mission to Care possible.