Will you shave for a cause?

world's greatest shaveThe World’s Greatest Shave is back again, and we’re asking which Bacchus Marsh residents are going to be brave enough to rid themselves of their flowing locks for this fantastic cause?

Every year people from all over the country turn up to their local events to shave, colour or wax their hair to help raise much needed funds for the Leukaemia Foundation.  Money raised goes towards blood cancer research and enables the foundation to provide free help to Australian families.  Without the bravery and generosity of Australians, the 11,500 Australians affected by Leukaemia each year would not be able to rely on the Leukaemia Foundation for this support and much needed aid.

This year you’ll find events in Bacchus Marsh and across the state from March 14 to 17, and indeed throughout the month.  If your job or family won’t permit you to shave your head for the cause, you can still take part in Funky Hair Friday on March 15, or get yourself sponsored to go green this Sunday in the spirit of Saint Patrick’s Day.

If you are feeling brave and would like to commit your hair (or head) to the cause, you may also like to host your own shaving event.  This can be held on any day and the Leukaemia Foundation will help to support your event with a host kit and promotion on their website.  Is there anything better than seeing your workmates sweat as their much pampered mane falls to the ground in front of them… all in the name of a fantastic cause?

To get involved or learn more about the World’s Greatest Shave please head over to their website at http://www.worldsgreatestshave.com/.  Aside from learning more about the wonderful work they do, you can also choose to find a shaving event, volunteer your clipping services or simply make a donation.  Any help will no doubt be greatly appreciated and will go a long way to helping many Australian families in need.

To help you out we’ve found these fantastic events nearby:

  • Melton Waves Leisure Centre

Saturday 16th March from 8.00am – 6.00pm at 206 Coburns Road, Melton.  Head down to Melton Waves Leisure Centre and enjoy a family day of swimming and other fun activities. You can get your hair coloured for $5 or shaved for $15. There will also be a BBQ with all profits going to the Leukaemia Foundation’s World’s Greatest Shave. One of our female lifeguards is being brave and shaving. There will be an auction with the highest bidder being able to shave her head. For more information call Lucinda on 9747 4300.

  • Genesis Fitness in Melton South

Friday 15th March from 5.00pm – 7.00pm at 15 – 21 Coburns Road, Melton South.  Drop in to either shave or colour minimum $10 donation going to the Leukaemia Foundation. For current registrants there is no charge. Just bring your receipt book. For more contact Raquel on 9747 4000.

So tell us Bacchus Marsh residents, are you brave enough to shave?