Shaving for a cure

First up, sorry about the lack of content lately. I haven’t been terribly well. But never fear, I’m sure our esteemed leaders (ahem) will give us something to poke into this week while Parliament sits.

In the meantime …

I’ll be taking part in the World’s Greatest Shave for this year. For those who haven’t heard of it before, it’s a fund-raising initiative to raise money for the Leukaemia Foundation. This organisation is dedicated to helping leukaemia sufferers and their families, and furthering research into treatments and – eventually – a cure for this terrible disease.

The Foundation accepts donations year-round, but the World’s Greatest Shave is its most visible event. So what is it?

Simply speaking, volunteers ask people to sponsor them to either dye their hair an outrageous colour – or shave it all off.

Currently, my hair’s nearly waist-length – about where it is in my avatar photo, only red. On Friday, it’s all coming off. And I mean all of it. When I’m done, it’ll be as short as a Marine recruit buzzcut.

So – as you’ve probably already guessed – this is a shameless request for sponsorship from you, faithful readers. I can’t stress enough how worthy a cause this is – it can completely disrupt a family for years, put people through incredible suffering, and worst of all, it takes the most vulnerable – young people and the elderly. My partner’s grandfather died from it. A friend’s younger sister lingered for a long time before finally succumbing. And it goes on.

If you have a few dollars to spare, please visit my sponsorship page. Any donations are gratefully accepted.

And yes … there will be pictures.

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