The World's Greatest Shave will celebrate its 22nd anniversary in 2020 making it one of Australia's most longest-running and celebrated fundraising events. The World's Greatest Shave is run by the Leukemia Foundation.
The event involves people shaving, colouring or cutting their hair to raise money to go toward blood cancer research and to support leukemia patients. The Leukemia Foundation is aiming to raise $16.5 million in 2020 through the World's Greatest Shave to help the more than 110,000 Australians who are currently living with blood cancer.
The World's Greatest Shave is an important fundraising event because more Australians of all ages are being diagnosed with blood cancer every day. If nothing is done to stop the rise in people being diagnosed with blood cancer, it is estimated that over 275,000 Australians will be living with the disease by 2035.
The Leukemia Foundation has a goal to lead the charge in blood cancer research so that there will be zero lives lost to blood cancer by 2035. By taking part in the Word's Greatest Shave, you will be helping the Leukemia Foundation get closer to their goal.
To celebrate The World's Greatest Shave, supporters are encouraged to come along to the official Perth event, which will be held in Forrest Place in Perth on Friday, 13 March 2020 between 10am and 2pm.
There are many reasons to take part in the World's Greatest Shave. To take part in this good cause, you can nominate to shave, cut or colour your head by signing up at worldsgreatestshave.com. If your plan is to shave your head on the day, please ring 1800 500 in advance to book your place to avoid wait times. You have the power to help shave the world from blood cancer.
If you are coming along to watch, make sure to show your support for those shaving, cutting or colouring their hair on the day by coming along and cheering them on. It is going to be a fun day for everyone involved.
The World's Greatest Shave has had a big impact on blood cancer research during the two decades it has been running. It is estimated that over 2 million Australians have taken part in the event and cut off 37,500 kilograms of hair.