Help beat blood cancer

Getting sponsored to shave or colour your hair has a huge impact on Aussie families facing up to the challenge of blood cancer

This iconic event is one of Australia's biggest fundraisers.

Extraordinary Aussies help beat blood cancer by getting sponsored to shave or colour their hair

People of all ages shave, colour or wax the hair on their head, chest or face, supported all the way by proud family, friends, colleagues and classmates.

Some have a personal connection to blood cancer, while others take part simply to have fun and raise money for a good cause.

When you sign up and raise money for the World’s Greatest Shave you can make a difference by giving families facing blood cancer the emotional and practical support they need.

You will also fund vital research that will help more people survive blood cancers like lymphoma, leukaemia and myeloma, while improving their quality of life.


​Leukaemia,lymphoma and myeloma are types of blood cancer. They can develop in anyone, of any age, at any time.

More than 60,000 Australians are living with blood cancer or related disorders, and every day another 35 people will be diagnosed.

Blood cancer is the third most common cause of cancer death in Australia,claiming more lives than breast cancer or melanoma.

Although research is improving survival, sadly an Australian loses their life to blood cancer every two hours.


The Leukaemia Foundation is the only national charity dedicated to helping more Australians survive their blood cancer and live a better quality of life.

The Leukaemia Foundation’s World’s Greatest Shave began back in 1998 is now one of Australia’s biggest fundraising events.

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How the money helps

We'll update your page as you reach each fundraising milestone so your supporters can see the difference you're making

I'm in badge

You've earned your first badge by signing up and promising to make the sacrifice – thanks!

Cha-Ching Badge

You're off and running by raising your first dollar!

Helping Hands Badge

You've raised $250. That’s enough to enable a family to attend a support program specific to their blood cancer.

Sleep Easy Badge

You've raised $560. That’s enough to give a regional family a free place to stay close to treatment in the city for one week.

Beep Beep Badge

You've raised $1200. That’s enough to provide free transport for people who are too ill to drive after chemotherapy treatment, for two weeks.

Breakthrough Badge

You've raised $2000. That’s enough to aid future breakthroughs by funding a major blood cancer research project, for one week.

Discover Badge

You've raised $4800. That’s enough to fund 3 months of laboratory costs for a research project to discover better treatments for blood cancer.

Life Saver Badge

You've raised $10,000. That’s enough to provide emotional support to help 300 families overcome the initial shock and stress of being diagnosed.

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