MARK Friday March 16 at 6pm at the Parkes Hotel in your calendars folks as it is an important day not just on the national calendar but for local girl and CDS favourite Trilbie Bermingham. Trilbie will be shaving her head for the Leukaemia Foundation’s World’s Greatest Shave to raise vital funds for Leukaemia and cancer research.
The World’s Greatest Shave, now in it’s 20th year, is an integral part of the local calendar as well when it is anticipated a big turn out will be on hand to watch Trilbie “lose all her locks” for an important cause.
“So far I have managed to raise $570,” said Trilbie.
“I am hoping to add to that and that people will get behind it.
“There will be raffles on the night as well as all the usual perks at the Parkes Hotel,” she said.
The Leukaemia Foundation’s World’s Greatest Shave began back in 1998.
20 years on it remains one of Australia’s biggest fundraising events.
“People of all ages shave, colour or wax, cut pony tails, banish beards and trim top knots,” said Trilbie.
“I will be shaving mine.
“And they’re supported all the way by those closest to them so I am hoping for a good show of support.”
Some have a personal connection to blood cancer, while others take part simply to have fun and raise money for a good cause.
Blood cancer in the third most common cause of cancer death in Australia, claiming more lives than breast cancer or melanoma. And every day another 35 people will be diagnosed.
According to www.worldsgreatestshave.com – Leukaemia, lymphoma and myeloma are types of blood cancer. Blood cancer and related disorders can develop in anyone, of any age, at any time.
More than 60,000 Australians are living with blood cancer or related disorders, and the equivalent of one person every 41 minutes is diagnosed.
Although research is improving survival, sadly an Australian loses their life to blood cancer every two hours. They claim more lives than breast cancer and melanoma.
The Leukaemia Foundation is the only national charity dedicated to helping more Australians with leukaemia, lymphoma, myeloma and related disorders survive their blood cancer and live a better quality of life.
For more information on how to donate or get involved go to www.worldsgreatestshave.com
Good luck Trilbie! We are all very proud of you!