Bribie Island local Lara Kratzmann is shaving her head in March as part of the Leukaemia Foundation World’s Greatest Shave.

World’s Greatest Shave is the Leukaemia Foundation’s biggest and most important fundraiser. Money raised enables the Foundation to provide free services to support Australian families and continue to invest in research to improve treatments and find cures for blood cancer.

More than 150,000 people are expected to get sponsored to shave or colour their hair for World’s Greatest Shave to reduce the impact of blood cancer… in our community.

“Every day, more than 31 Australians are expected to be diagnosed with leukaemia, lymphoma or myeloma,” said Dave Simms, Head of Fundraising at the Leukaemia Foundation.

Since starting in 1998, brave shavers have raised around $178 million to help beat blood cancer.

14-year-old Lara is aiming to raise $5,000 for the foundation.

“If everyone just donated $1, which is less than a cup of coffee, I could reach my goal,” said Lara.

“Every year I do the 40 hour famine and this year I decided to help another charity as well, so I chose the Leukaemia Foundation World’s Greatest Shave.

“I have contacted local businesses and will door knock to help raise the funds.” said Lara.

Bribie Island local celebrity Eric the Emu donated $5 to Lara.

“It’s not much, but it’s all this emu can afford. All the best with your fundraising, Lara.” said Eric the Emu.

The Leukaemia Foundation receives no ongoing government funding and relies on the community to continue its important work.

Go to http://my.leukaemiafoundation.org.au/larakratzmann to donate.

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