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Melbourne City’s star players set to go ‘blue for blood cancer’ with young fans to shave their locks for the World’s Greatest Shave

Leukaemia Foundation / World's Greatest Shave 2 mins read
World's Greatest Shave / Melbourne City

TIME / LOCATION: Tuesday 5 March, 3.00pm at AAMI Park – Gate 5, Corporate Entry

 

WHAT’S HAPPENING:

  • Melbourne City’s star players, and blood cancer survivors, Rebekah ‘Stotty’ Stott and James ‘Jimmy’ Jeggo, will dye their hair ‘blue for blood cancer’ in support of the Leukaemia Foundation’s iconic and much-loved World’s Greatest Shave.
  • For both Stotty and Jeggo, taking part in the World’s Greatest Shave is a decision driven by personal connection to the cause, after they both beat the same blood cancer – Hodgkin’s lymphoma – in recent years.
  • Stotty will dye Jeggo’s hair, and vice versa, with them both to emerge at the media event with bright blue locks to suit their team colours and that of the Leukaemia Foundation brand.
  • Two young fans, Daisy (16) and Amelie (16) from Glen Waverley Secondary College will also be attending and shaving off their long, beautiful locks (image of girls attached), in support of the 53 Australians diagnosed with blood cancer every day, and also the fact that blood cancer is the leading cancer diagnosed in school aged children in Australia.
  • Jeggo and Stotty will be doing the honours and taking the first few swipes of the shavers on both girls, which is sure to be an emotional moment for them as they both lost their hair during their life-saving blood cancer treatment.

About us:

About the Leukaemia Foundation: The Leukaemia Foundation stands with Australia to help cure and conquer blood cancer – with care. Together we are attacking every blood cancer, from every direction, in every way we can. We stand beside every Australian to be their voice and their someone-to-turn to, fighting to get them access to the best care. We also accelerate research that is delivering rapid advancements in blood cancer diagnosis and treatments. Plus, we provide services and support that empower people living with any blood cancer to live well after diagnosis. You can learn more about the Leukaemia Foundation and blood cancer at leukaemia.org.au 


Contact details:

Contact our media team - media@leukaemia.org.au

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