Shave for a Cure is Leukaemia and Blood Cancer New Zealand’s (LBC) annual signature fundraising event. This year, a local Pokeno Early Childhood Education teacher will be parting with her fun blue locks to raise $1000 for LBC. Heather Watson works at Suits and Gumboots Country Daycare in Pokeno and on 21 March she’ll be braving the clippers for this worthwhile cause.
Over the last 16 years, thousands of Kiwis have gone bald to raise money to support the estimated 21,000 New Zealanders living with a blood cancer or a related blood condition. According to LBC, six Kiwis are diagnosed with blood cancer or a related condition every day and Shave for a Cure is a way to show solidarity with blood cancer patients as well as raise much-needed funds.
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