Sarah’s Brave Shave
The World’s Greatest Shave is one of Australia’s biggest fundraisers. The annual event, which first began in 1998, is where family, friends, businesses and individuals come together to raise money by getting sponsored to be brave and shave, colour or wax their heads, chest or face to raise money for the Leukaemia Foundation.
For local resident, Sarah Rosso, raising money for such a cause was extremely close to her heart; her mother, Donna Earl, was diagnosed with cancer just years earlier.
Through her years of undergoing treatment, Sarah had always admired how inspiring and beautiful she was – even without hair. To show her mother how much she supported and loved her, Sarah signed up for the World’s Greatest Shave on Wednesday the 20th of February this year. Sadly, just 11 hours later, Donna lost her battle with the terrible illness and passed away peacefully at home. After her passing, Sarah was more determined than ever to make this event as big as she possibly could.
On Wednesday the 13th of March, Sarah was joined by her father, David Earl, at the 2-hour event at Jordan Springs Shopping Centre. Her father shaved his beard, whilst Sarah bravely shaved her head, in hope to not only raise some money but also to spread awareness of Leukaemia. With the help of all the amazing businesses that donated to Sarah’s raffle, her caring sponsors and the help of the team from Jordan Springs Shopping Centre, she was able to raise over $1300, with donations still rolling in even though the event is officially over. All the money raised on the day from raffles and donations has been contributed to Sarah’s fundraising link through the World’s Greatest Shave website.
Sarah would love to encourage others to participate in this worthy cause, “Be brave and shave! If you can’t, you can always permanently colour, spray your hair with coloured hair spray or just cut your hair. If none of these are an option for you, donating to the World’s Greatest Shave website or local events are a great way to get involved or you could even just share the events on social media. Every little bit of publicity helps”.
If you would like to donate, visit http://my.leukaemiafoundation.org.au/sarahjanerosso.