Sipping Duck will be one of the sponsors for The World’s Greatest Shave Public Event at Palm Cove Surf Club on Friday 15th March from 5.30pm – 7.30pm.

Raelene, the Community Supporters Coordinator for the Leukaemia Foundation, based here in Cairns, is organising the event and they have a number of locals that are participating and raising money to help families living with blood cancer.


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ABOUT World’s Greatest Shave

WHAT: The Leukaemia Foundation’s World’s Greatest Shave began 21 years go in Lismore NSW and

was inspired by a daughter’s love for her father who was battling leukaemia. Today, the event is one of

Australia’s biggest and most-loved fundraising events.

WHY: Blood cancer is the third most common cause of cancer death in Australia, claiming more lives

than breast cancer or melanoma. Funds raised will help fund ground-breaking research and support local

families affected by blood cancer through advocating for equal access to new therapies and treatments as

well as providing educational, emotional and practical support such as transport and accommodation. All

support and services are provided free of charge.

WHO: More than 20,000 extraordinary Aussies of all ages will get involved this year. Some have a

personal connection to blood cancer while others take part to challenge themselves for the greater good.

WHEN: Most people will shave or colour during March 13 – 17, however you can participate or sponsor

at any time.

WHERE: Across Australia at home, work, school and in public community locations (see for a list of local places to join)

HOW: Sign up now at or call 1800 500 088

WHAT’S NEW: In 2019, the World’s Greatest Shave has partnered with Sustainable Salons ANZ to

ensure all hair can be reused, with ponytails over 20cm long going back to make wigs for cancer patients

and shorter hair donated to be used in ‘hair booms’ to soak up oil spills in ocean waters. To date during

the history of World’s Greatest Shave, a massive 27,500 kilograms of hair is estimated to have been

shaved and cut.

FUN FACT: Hundreds of sporting champions and celebrities have shaved, cut or coloured their hair

throwing their support alongside every day Australians including Kerrie-Anne Kennerley, Steve Irwin with

his family, Larry Emdur, Tex Walker, Shane Crawford, Andrew Symonds, Meshel Laurie and the Block

heads from channel 9 TV Show The Block Steve O’Donnell and Chantelle Ford.



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