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St Brendan’s College have smashed the original $5,000 goal to raise money for cancer.
Twenty students and two teachers shaved their heads for the cause in the World’s Greatest Shave raising $16,842.
The top five students raised $7835.50 between them, with Caleb Bartlett raising the most at $2630.50.
Local hairdressers generously donated their equipment and time to give the boys their zero-blade buzz cuts. We thank Zante Hair, Hair@ Home and Coastal Cutz and Shaves.
Tania Triplett from Zante Hair said it was " a wonderful experience to volunteer in helping to shave some of the boy’s hair and great to see them all supporting and encouraging each other”
Throughout our tight knit community Elena Richards advised she has had numerous friends and family who have been struck down with this awful and life changing disease so Coastal Cutz & Shaves are very proud to be associated with this worthy cause.
It is unfortunate that we probably all know somebody who is or has been impacted by cancer. ‘It's such an insidious disease, so if the funds we've raised here today go towards supporting families facing blood cancer diagnosis or assist researchers in their quest to deliver advancements in diagnostics, treatment and potentially a cure, then I think we've done a good thing’ said event organizer and Assistant Principal - Identity Shane Peers.
Well done to all participants and a special thank you to our St Brendan’s Family for supporting this cause with your generous donations.
Today in Australia, blood cancer is one of the top 4 most frequently diagnosed cancers and is one of the leading causes of death by cancer in our country.
Every day another 41 Australians are told they have blood cancer…that is one person every 36 minutes and sadly 20 people will lose their life to blood cancer daily.
We all know people, who are currently or have been impacted by cancer. With that said, shaving our heads is a small price to pay to show our community that we are serious about helping those who need our help the most.
PLEASE NOTE: A video of the event will be available next week.