$14,000 Raised for Leukaemia at St John’s Anglican – Shave for a Cure

Brisbane School, St John’s Anglican College, raised a staggering $14,000 for the Leukaemia foundation this March. Student leaders and teachers alike volunteered to take part in the “World’s Greatest Shave”, shaving, cutting, or dying their hair as a statement of support for people facing blood cancer.

The Leukemia Foundation states that ‘blood cancer is Australia’s hidden cancer crisis. There are 140,000 families facing blood cancer right now. And it takes the lives of 16 Australians every day’ (Leukaemia Foundation, 2024).

This event drew in crowds from the school community to take part by spectating and each contributing donations of their own. Their successful and generous fundraiser will make a large difference in the lives of many Australians!

The Leukaemia Foundation is on a mission to empower Australia’s research scientists, and practically support struggling families with the goal of eradicating blood cancer casualties by 2035 (Leukaemia Foundation, 2024).

Could your school be the next to take part in this significant initiative?

Photo credit: As appeared in St John Anglican College Instagram