World’s Greatest Shave Effort Raises Record Amount

19 March 2021

On Thursday 11 March, Medical Students' Association Notre Dame (MSAND) hosted a World’s Greatest Shave event on the Fremantle Campus, culminating in several medical students having their heads completely shaved in support of the Leukaemia Foundation.

Indi Scanlon, Natalie Ferrington, Teegan McQuinn, Curtis Read and Cassandra Mattes all volunteered to have their locks chopped at the event, which also included a food truck, a photo booth, an online raffle, and live music from Ullah and Illishx.

The World’s Greatest Shave was started in 1998 and since then has become one of Australia’s biggest and most well-known fundraisers. Last year over 20,000 World’s Greatest Shave participants raised $12 million to help families impacted by blood cancer.

Courageous Australians take part in World’s Greatest Shave for lots of reasons. Some will have a personal connection to blood cancer, while others take part simply to have fun, tick a bucket list box and raise money for a good cause.

For MSAND, the shave was initiated to ensure families facing blood cancer have a place to call home during treatment, people to speak to and access to the best possible treatment. Funds raised will also support Australia’s brightest researchers in their quest for advancements in diagnosis, treatment and ultimately a cure.

Social Justice Chair Ashani Jeyadevan said the effort may be the largest in the history of the medical school.

“Our total is currently $19,411,” Ashani said “it would be amazing if we were able to hit the $20,000 mark!”

For more information about the World’s Greatest Shave, head to the official website.

If you would like to donate, visit the MSAND donation page.

See below for a gallery of photographs taken at the event by Sushi Man.

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