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Saturday, March 12, 2011

THE WORLDS GREATEST SHAVE

Good things do come out of bad.  Yesterday my nephew shaved his head for The Worlds Greatest Shave in support of his Step Mother who is  going through treatment for breast cancer.  This foundation supports Leukemia Foundation but it is also a symbolic way to help support anybody going through an illness.
As a 13 yr old he knew he couldn't do anything medically to help her but by shaving his head, at least he had a way of showing her he cared by raising money for research and support.

  Even more remarkable, he picked his 14th birthday to mark the occasion.  His Mum and Step Dad went into overdrive to work out how they could help get the most attention and raise as much money as possible in their support.  Their local McDonalds, at Chelsea heights agreed to let them put a Marquee from Nunawading Tri Club in the carpark, put flyers in their take-away bags (printed for free by expo print ) and also offered 20% of sales while we were there.

Having a family business in signage, Scotchline Signs, saw a huge banner placed at the front of McDonalds, we held small signs and walked inside and asked people if they wanted to spray their hair or shave their heads to get in the spirit of things.  Hair colour was the most popular option!

But there were a few brave ones - one of his friends, my husband and two to the young staff (above) even braved the clippers all in the name of cancer support.


The hairdresser Jen from 'All Ways Ahead' donated her time and pitched in with money.
His Dad, a fire man, was called away to a job but was back just in time to do the first shave and then the immediate family took turns in helping shave his head.  This was such a beautiful touch as it showed everyone was there to support him (maybe there was a little joy in that part!)
 Pics above of Dad, Mum, Nanna and the 'Paparazzi' of family friends.

Even with an unusually slow Friday night at McDonalds (due to Friday Night AFL grand final & the beginning of a long weekend) my nephew was still able to raise  $1405.00   all up!!!

If anyone gets disillusioned with the youth of the day, just have a think of this story and know there are kids out there with big hearts!
 His goal was to reach $1,000 so surpassed his goal!!!  If you would like to donate to the foundation here is the link!

8 comments:

  1. This is just great Shaynna ! Well done

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  2. Oh Shaynna bravo....BRAVO....B-R-A-V-O....What a FINE YOUNG MAN in the making....I think this deed & the way in which the community was there to support your nephew will keep me smiling for the rest of the weekend....!

    Please tell him CONGRATULATIONS....!

    Cheers,
    Tamarah :o)

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  3. What a great story!! He is an inspiration. I will be sharing this with my 11 year old and 9 year old. He looked geat before, but even better after!!

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  4. Thank you girls- I will be showing him the wonderful comments on here to help him realise how much people think of this great thing he did.
    Shaynna

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  5. What a great kid, my 23 yo daughter also got shaved yesterday in Brisbane at a fund-raiser at her work (pub) which they have in memory of one of their young mates who sadly lost her fight just shy of 27. Dips me lid to 'em..

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  6. What a sweetie, the community support is great too!

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  7. Thanks Victoria and 'Anonymous' it really is a great thing to do. ao sad (Anon) about your daughters friend, you always feel helpless in those situations so it is nice to be able to they are doing something to keep their memory alive.

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