[singlepic id=315 w=320 h=240 float=left]Member for Mulgrave, Curtis Pitt, is calling on residents in the far north to join him in either shaving or colouring their hair as part of one of the country’s biggest fund-raising events – World’s Greatest Shave.
Mr Pitt said he would be colouring his hair for the cause – raising funds for services that support patients and families living with leukaemias, lymphomas, myeloma and related blood disorders.
“This year more than 100,000 people are expected to take part and raise over $10 million nationally to help fund blood cancer research and find better treatments and cures,” Mr Pitt said.
“If you don’t want to shave your hair, join me and choose to colour it instead. You can go it alone or get together with friends, workmates or club members,” he said.
There are 30,000 Australians living with leukaemias, lymphomas, myeloma and related blood disorders.
“Sadly, around 60 per cent of adults and 20 per cent of children diagnosed with leukaemia don’t survive. This is our chance to help turn those statistics around,” he said.
“By taking part in World’s Great Shave, our community can make a real difference to the quality of life of people affected and help fund vital research.
“I’m colouring my hair in support of this great cause and I encourage others to join me,” he said.
For more information, or to register phone 1800 500 088 or visit www.worldsgreatestshave.com