Six Sharks NRL squad members have been sporting different looks this past week following their support of the World’s Greatest Shave campaign.
Sione Katoa, Royce Hunt, Jackson Ferris, Braydon Trindall, Sifa Talakai and last-minute recruit Jensen Taumoepeau, all committed to their earlier pledge to shave or colour their hair in an effort to raise much-needed funds and awareness of the fight against blood cancer.
There was a variety of styles which transpired, with special mention to Jensen who after coming along to watch the event, which was held on the field at PointsBet Stadium last week, ended up being inspired to join his teammates and support the campaign. Jensen then went ‘all-in’, leaving with a double zero head shave.
In 2021, the Leukaemia Foundation celebrates 23 years of the World’s Greatest Shave campaign, making it one of Australia’s longest running and most loved fundraising events.
Statistics reveal that everyday 47 Australians are diagnosed with blood cancer. It can happen to anyone, of any age. at any time, making shaving, colouring, participating in the World’s Greatest Shave, a big deal.
Funds raised by these those who take part provide families facing blood cancer with the special care they need to make it through every scary, uncertain moment that follows a diagnosis.
This care includes providing accommodation, near life-saving treatment at no cost and the support of specially trained blood cancer support workers who can help navigate the system and treatments at every step.
This care is critical, precious relief for families who may face weeks, months or sometimes even years of treatment. When too sick to keep working or forced to care for someone fighting blood cancer, financial strain and hardship follow.
Funds raised through World’s Greatest Shave help families meet costs for food, covering rent or paying bills. In dark and troubling times, when families feel helpless and alone, this help is priceless.
To date the Sharks boys have raised over $3,000 and while they thank those to have supported them so far, it’s not too late to donate, with the aim to hit $5k by this coming weekend.
If you would like to show your support to the World’s Greatest Shave and the Sharks fundraising campaign go to the following link at http://my.leukaemiafoundation.org.au/cronullasharks
NOTE: Also a special thanks to Dapper & Boss and Barberfield barbers who donated their time, shaving and colouring the boys heads in throwing their support behind the Cronulla Sharks and the World’s Greatest Shave.