KHS does the World’s Greatest Shave
This year has been most challenging, but it has not dampened the spirts of the amazing KHS World’s Greatest’s Shave team. Originally setting our goal at $20,000 we surpassed this figure quickly and set our new goal of $60,000. At the moment we have raised a massive $44,384 for those in need.
Today in Australia, blood cancer is a big problem. It’s one of the top 4 most frequently diagnosed cancers and is one of the leading causes of death by cancer in our country. Since starting in 1998 the World Greatest Shave has raised over $200 million to help beat blood cancer.
When you sign up and raise money as part of World’s Greatest Shave, you can make sure families facing blood cancer have a place to call home during treatment, someone to turn to, and access to the best possible care and treatment. The money your sponsors give you will go towards research, which is needed to find better treatments and cures for leukaemia’s, lymphomas, myeloma and related blood disorders. the money we have raised will also support families when they need it most, with as much practical assistance and emotional support as they need, all free of charge.
This year was the first year where we opened up shaving to the whole school and had a big response. Some of the reasons people decide to shave are they might have a loved one who is dealing or had dealt with this terrible disease. Another reason is that they are very passionate about this cause and want to help those in need. Throughout the end of 2019 and the of term 1 this year we have been talking on assemblies and raising awareness about the World Greatest’s Shave. we also had a guessing competition throughout term 1 and the winner was Mikayla Mastoris of year 10 who guessed the number correctly and got to take home 197 Easter eggs.
A huge shout out to those who cut coloured or shaved their hair and also to their supporters. We would like to thank you all and congratulate the KHS community for their efforts and money for such an amazing cause, we really appreciate it.