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Shaving the world, one beard at a time

Member for Glass House, Andrew Powell MP, is calling on the community to join forces and help shave the world from blood cancer.

In mid-March, Andrew Powell will be hosting a local Leukaemia Foundation’s World’s Greatest Shave event to help raise vital funds to support more than 100,000 Australians currently living with blood cancers like leukaemia, lymphoma and myeloma.

“Last year, I raised a total of $1,768. $468 was donated for me to shave my beard, and $1,300 was donated for me to colour the beard. This year, I really want to beat last year’s fundraising. If I raise $1,500, I’ll colour my beard. Get me up to $2,500 and I’ll shave it off!” said Mr Powell.

“As an added bonus, if I raise $10,000, Todd from MIX FM will shave his beard off with me! Now who wouldn’t want to see that!?”

“I’m excited to see what the result will be this year. I know there are people who were pretty upset that more donations went towards colouring my beard last year. Hopefully they want to see it shaven badly enough that they’re willing to donate extra money towards the cause.”

Every day, another 35 Australians are diagnosed with a blood cancer and sadly, an Australian will lose their life to the disease every 41 minutes.

Leukemia Foundation CEO Bill Petch said every single person who signs up to the World’s Greatest Shave is making a difference and is integral to helping fund a future where blood cancer is no longer a death sentence
Funds raised through World’s Greatest Shave is critical to help the Leukaemia Foundation continue to support all local families affected by blood cancer through advocating for equal access to new therapies and treatments as well as providing educational, emotional and practical support such as transport and accommodation, all at no cost.

To donate to Andrew Powell’s fundraising efforts, please visit

Ends 25 February 2019


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