Notre Dame shaves for a cure

26/03/2012

University of Notre Dame Australia News Story
Sahil Sharma has his head shaved by fellow student Leanne Cavallaro, to raise money for the Leukaemia Foundation.

Students on the University of Notre Dame Australia’s Sydney Campus are sporting creatively cropped and coloured hairstyles following the World’s Greatest Shave fundraiser.

The Student Life Office-run fundraiser saw students make a donation to have their hairstyle made over by fellow students.

More than $500 was raised on the day and this will be donated to the Leukemia Foundation to help those with blood-related cancers. According to the Leukaemia Foundation, $500 can enable two patients and their carers to attend an educational or support program specific to their blood cancer.

Sahil Sharma was the first student to sit nervously in the barber’s chair set up in the Notre Dame courtyard as his fellow student, Leanne Cavallaro, brandished the clippers.

"I’ve never had my head shaved before, so I’m not sure about what I’m going to look like when Leanne’s finished with those clippers," Mr Sharma said.

"Either way, my hair will grow back, but it was important for me to get involved in World’s Greatest Shave because we need to continue to remember people whose hair is affected by their cancer treatment and it’s everyone’s responsibility to contribute to a cure."

Bronwen Jones, Manager of the Student Life Office, said the Notre Dame community had once again rallied around a great cause.

"It is fantastic to see students and staff get involved in this fundraiser every year and to see recognition for the importance of the event continue to grow," Ms Jones said.

"Many thanks to everyone who participated on the day and to our community members who donated to this worthy cause."


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