Leukaemia & Blood Cancer New Zealand (LBC) is calling for Kiwis to be brave and shave their heads for the charity’s annual fundraising initiative Shave for a Cure (26 – 31 March).
Individuals and schools, universities, businesses and community groups will shave in a mass demonstration of solidarity for those living with blood cancers like leukaemia – many of whom lose their hair as a result of life-saving treatments such as chemotherapy and radiotherapy.
Pru Etcheverry, CEO of LBC, says, “So many people are directly affected by blood cancers, and we are hugely appreciative to all those Kiwis who sign up and Shave to support patients and their families.”
As part of this year’s campaign ‘Shave Truck Spike’, a branded truck with a Mohawk, will be travelling from Wellington to Auckland from 26 – 30 March. The tour is being run in partnership with MORE FM and there are live broadcasts and fun activities planned at each destination along with live shaves with celebrity guests.
“We’re really excited about Shave and just love that it enables us to help so many more families. Spike will provide a platform for everyone to come along and be part of the Shave phenomenon,” said Ms Etcheverry.
Individuals who register to shave and raise more than $500 receive a Shave 12 T-shirt designed by New Zealand street fashion label, Huffer.
LBC receives no government funding so the money raised goes towards their core services including patient support and research.
For those keen to sign up to shave, or to donate to one of LBC’s already committed Shavees, or to simply find out more information please visit: www.shaveforacure.co.nz.
Follow Shave for a Cure on Facebook www.facebook.com/LBFNZ and Twitter http://twitter.com/LBFNZ during Shave 12.