Pleased to be involved in hosting a party put together by Chop Haircutters, Onespace Gallery, Lucky Duck Café, Lift Café and kyliehillard.com supporting the Leukaemia Foundation by hosting a World’s Greatest Shave event on 16 March 2018.

Funds raised will go to support the work of the Leukaemia Foundation – it will help patients and families living with leukaemia, lymphomas, myeloma or related blood disorders as well as fund vital research into better treatment and cures.

Over the past two decades, more than 1.9 million extraordinary Aussies of all ages have helped beat blood cancer by getting sponsored to shave, colour, wax, cut pony tails, banish beards and trim top knots.

Leukaemia Foundation’s CEO Mr Bill Petch is encouraging anyone who has been thinking about shaving for some time to make 2018 their year to sign up.

“Whether you have a personal connection to blood cancer or simply want to have fun and raise money for a good cause, we’re asking Australians to join the World’s Greatest Shave for our big 20th anniversary,” said Mr Petch.

“With your help we’re aiming to raise $16 million so more people survive their blood cancer.”

Money raised will give families facing blood cancer including leukaemia, lymphoma and myeloma the free emotional and practical support they need as well as help fund vital research.

For the first time, the World’s Greatest Shave is ‘going green’ in 2018 thanks to a partnership with Sustainable Salons Australia. This means ponytails snipped from those taking part in the event will now be turned into wigs for cancer patients, shorter hair clippings will be transformed into compost and floating booms to absorb oil spills at sea and empty cans of coloured hairspray will be diverted away from landfill back into recycled resources.

Details of the event are online – if you’d like to come, book now so you don’t miss out!WGS header long 1 https://www.eventbrite.com.au/e/worlds-greatest-shave-party-tickets-43677023152

Posted by Kylie Hillard

Kylie is a barrister at the private bar in Queensland and practices in a variety of areas. Kylie is also the Secretary of the Equal Opportunity and Diversity Subcommittee of the Bar Association of Queensland, is a founding Director of the Asia Pacific Professionals Association, President of Soroptimist International Brisbane, President of Labor Lawyers Queensland, and President of the Forest Lake ALP Branch. Kylie has also held positions including the Chair of National Advocacy for Soroptimist International Australia, and was the Vice-President of the Women Lawyers Association of Queensland for 3 years.