Wednesday 19th February, 2020
Member for Glass House, Andrew Powell MP, is calling on the community once again 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 $558.07 which went towards dying my beard. I have previously given people the option to donate their money towards dying my beard or shaving it off” said Mr Powell.
“Dying always wins, so this year I’m removing that option, taking matters into my own hands and buzzing the beard right off!”
“I’m excited to raise money for such a good cause again. 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 more money this year 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.
Leukaemia 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 http://my.leukaemiafoundation.org.au/andrewpowell
Ends 19 February 2020