When joining Brio Group (then Red-I Design) I was encouraged to write my 101 Dreams and I have been crossing them off ever since (and enjoying every last one of them).
But in the time it has taken me to write this blog someone in Australia has been given the news they have blood cancer.
This said, on Saturday 17 March 2012 I will be completing Number 31 on my list… to shave my head for a cure. I have signed up to take part in the World’s Greatest Shave.
You can view my fundraising page and see how my progress is going (or even better sponsor me) here.
Why this cause is so important
Today 31 Australians will be given the devastating news that they have leukaemia, lymphoma, myeloma or a related blood disorder. That’s more than 11,500 people this year. Although survival rates are improving, blood cancers like these are the second biggest cause of cancer death in Australia. The Leukaemia Foundation receives no ongoing government funding, so supporting this event makes our Vision to Cure and Mission to Care possible.
The money raised will go towards research, which is needed to find better treatments and cures for leukaemias, lymphomas, myeloma and related blood disorders. Your donations and sponsorship will also support families when they need it most, providing leukaemia, lymphoma and myeloma patients with a free home-away-from-home near hospital during their treatment. It will also mean we can transport them to appointments and provide as much practical assistance and emotional support as we can, all free of charge.
All the Leukaemia Foundation’s services are free. Let’s keep them that way.
Yours in baldness,