Every hour of every day someone is diagnosed with leukaemia, lymphoma, myeloma or related blood disorder.  Every second hour, someone loses their battle against one of these blood cancers.

World’s Greatest Shave is a fabulous fundraising event held each year to raise funds for patient care and research into finding a cure.

It gives people the chance to support patients whose lives are seriously affected and threatened by leukaemia, lymphoma and myeloma.  Blood cancers can affect anyone, anywhere, at any time; just as it has affected the life of 11 year old Aden D’Helin and his family – not just once, but twice.

Aden lives in regional Victoria and was just six years old when he was diagnosed with Acute Lymphoblastic Leukaemia in 2004. He nearly lost his battle against leukaemia as he went through two and a half years of intensive maintenance chemotherapy in Melbourne – a profoundly difficult time for his family. For 18 months, Aden was healthy and enjoying a pretty normal life, only to have the leukaemia return in 2008. He is currently undergoing a further three years of chemotherapy treatment to keep the leukaemia under control.

The Leukaemia Foundation’s annual World’s Greatest Shave fundraising event is on 12-14 March and more than 100, 000 Australians are gearing up to shave, wax, colour or crop their hair in support of the 10,000 people who will be diagnosed with leukaemia, lymphoma, myeloma or related blood disorders in Australia this year. The Kilsyth Cobras will undertake the shave on Friday 13 March 2009 at the Kilsyth Sports Centre.

We are actively seeking support from the community so we can raise much needed funds for the Leukaemia Foundation.  Those wishing to support the team can visit www.cobras.net.au for a link to the World’s Greatest Shave Team Page where you can make a donation.

For more information please contact Ben Turner on the details below.  The Shave will take place on Friday 13 March 2009 at 1.00pm at the Kilsyth Sports Centre, Liverpool Road Kilsyth.  All are welcome to join us for the shave.