>>The below is from an article I wrote for the Hobart Mum’s Network Newsletter this month<<
On Friday the 14th of March between 9am and 1pm, Salon Red will be hosting the Leukaemia Foundation’s World’s Greatest Shave, one of Australia’s largest fund-raising events, and vital to the organizations mission to care for sufferers, and to find a cure.
A few decades ago only 20% of children diagnosed with lymphomoblastic leukaemia could expect to survive their treatment and be cancer free, today, that number is over 80%. Research makes a difference, and the donations the Leukaemia Foundation receives save lives! More than 50 000 people are living with blood cancer or related disorders with roughly 31 new diagnoses every day.
Between the 13th and 16th of March, more tan 150 000 people will shave or colour their hair to raise money, and express their support for those who have been diagnosed with blood cancer.
Salon Red will be offering;
- hairchalk for a$10 donation
- spray colour for a $20 donation
- and of course the traditional shaving station for a $30 donation
Donations can always be made through the Leukaemia Foundation website, and the Salon will be accepting Donations on site on the day taking donations ($10 minimum). All donations received will place you in a draw to win an Ipad mini, proudly donated by Next Byte Hobart!
The World’s Greatest Shave is about more than money, the support of their community is important to the quality of life of sufferers, and the deliberate destigmatisation of baldness can go a long way towards boosting morale.
In conjunction with the Leukaemia Foundation, Salon Red is also opening a hair bank for collections. Donated hair will be used to make wigs for those undergoing chemotherapy, so make sure that you let the staff know if you’re having a drastic length cut and you’re happy to make a donation. That way, your fabulous new do, courtesy of Salon Red, can be a fabulous new do for two!