Join ‘The Brave 500’ in our world record attempt to shave 500 heads and raise $250,000 for Leukaemia and Blood Cancer New Zealand!
Each day 6 Kiwis are diagnosed with a blood cancer or related condition and sadly my family, like so many, has been affected by untimely losses due to cancer. So when I decided in January to make a list of 25 challenges to complete before I turn 25 ‘Shave for a Cure’ was one of the first that came to mind. I have wanted to participate in this event for quite some time however shaving my head is something I have always been too scared to do. Scary it may be, but it is still by choice. For thousands of kiwis becoming prematurely bald is not such a luxury.
‘Shave for a Cure’ is Leukaemia & Blood Cancer New Zealand's (LBC) signature fundraising event so I thought about it and said to myself why not to take it to the next level and make a world record by shaving 500 heads in an hour! By getting together 500 shavees and shaving them all together in a special one off event we will break the world record for shaving the most heads in an hour which with 500 shavees will smash all current team shaving records.
LBC receives no government funding so this is an awesome way to gain exposure and funds for a great organisation. The goal is for each shavee to raise $500 making a total of $250,000!
To do this we need 500 people brave enough to lose their locks, so if you can handle it and can be in Christchurch on May 24 head along to http://my.leukaemia.net.nz/thebrave500 and join the team. If you've already signed up to do this amazing thing and wish to join us we would love to have you on board, just jump on to your ‘Shave for a Cure’ profile and click the join a team link under ‘Team’, search for ‘The Brave 500’ and get fundraising!
We realise that shaving your head isn't for everyone but you can still get involved by being a sponsor, it's simple, fast and totally secure, you don’t even have to be in New Zealand! Just click on a friend in the list to go to their page and sponsor them or just make a team donation by clicking on the 'Donate Now' button to your right, whip out your credit card, and LBC will email you a receipt directly.
It’s time to get the word out, so please tell everyone about the awesome thing that we're doing and get them to sign up or sponsor us too! This is an opportunity to truly make a difference and help Leukaemia and Blood Cancer New Zealand give hope to those who are not so fortunate!