World’s Greatest Shave

Mar 18, 2015

Congratulations to Georgie for Braving the Shave!

Congratulations to Georgie, Nellie’s daughter, who took part in the Worlds Greatest Shave to help people with blood cancer and fund Australia’s best researchers. Georgie has raised over $1700 for this well worth while cause. Creative Blinds happily donated $200 as well as individual pledges from Staff Members. It’s not too late to sign up and take part in the coming weeks or to sponsor someone who is. Sponsor a friend, sponsor a worthy stranger, or give to the World’s Greatest Shave.

Hi Matt and Natalie

Thank you so much for donating! It will mean so much to the person/people that receive your generous donation 😀 Here are some photos of the big shave! I’m very thankful for the support you gave!

 Georgie before the shave      Georgie with cut plaitsGeorgie during shaveGeorgie after


⦁ WHAT: The Leukaemia Foundation’s World’s Greatest Shave began in 1998 and today, is one of Australia’s biggest fundraising events! People get sponsored to shave or colour their hair and raise funds to support people with blood cancer.

⦁ WHY: More than 12,000 Australians will be diagnosed with leukaemia, lymphoma or myeloma this year – equivalent to 31 people every day. Money is needed to continue the search to find cures and to support families.

⦁ WHO: More than 150,000 people from all walks of life are expected to shave or colour their hair this year. Some will go it alone while others will get a team together.

⦁ HOW: Sign up, sponsor or donate at


World’s Greatest Shave is the Leukaemia Foundation’s biggest fundraiser. Money raised helps to reduce the impact of leukaemia, lymphoma and myeloma – through research, and free emotional and practical support (like transport to and from treatment, and accommodation for regional Australians who need to move to the city close to hospital).

⦁ Today, 31 Australians are expected to be diagnosed with leukaemia, lymphoma or myeloma. More than 60,000 people are living with one of these blood cancers or a related blood disorder in Australia right now.

⦁ Blood cancer and related blood disorders can develop in anyone, of any age, at any time. With few clearly identified risk factors and sometimes no real warning, the impact is immense for the person and their loved ones.

⦁ In acute or aggressive cases, the person can require immediate and intensive treatment, often within 24 hours of diagnosis. For those living in regional areas, it means leaving work, school and family and relocating to the city, adding to the shock and emotional turmoil.

⦁ Treatment for blood cancer can range from months, to several years and generally lasts longer than treatment for other cancers. This can have a greater impact on relationships with others, education, career, and financial security. Families can suddenly find themselves in crippling financial circumstances, especially if the person is also the major breadwinner.

⦁ Treatment can be life-threatening and life-changing. Temporary side-effects like hair loss are common, but there can also be long-term effects, like being unable to have children later on.

⦁ While decades of research have improved survival, sadly, not everyone survives. Blood cancer claims more lives each year than more well-known cancers, like breast cancer and melanoma.

Incidence estimates: AIHW Cancer in Australia, 2012 applied to population and age distribution by state.