Blood cancer can develop in anyone, at any time. Alys Holz from the Leukaemia Foundation explains how you can change someone's life by giving up your hair for a little while at the World’s Greatest Shave.
The hair on our heads – think about it. We dye it, fry it and style it to create an image of who we want to be. For many your hair is what makes you, you. But every March thousands of people are giving up that part of them, just for a little while, to change someone’s life for a long while. By shaving or colouring their hair for the Leukaemia Foundation’s World’s Greatest Shave, they’re doing something amazing to help beat blood cancer.
Blood cancer can develop in anyone, at any time. With few clearly identified risk factors and sometimes no real warning, the impact is immense for the person diagnosed and their loved ones. This year 12,000 people will receive the devastating news that they have been diagnosed with leukaemia, lymphoma, myeloma or related blood disorder joining the 60,000 Australian’s currently living with a diagnosis.