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Leukaemia Foundation Chairman Joins the Shave Crew

Publish Date: 21/2/2018

Bev Mirolo

"Be bold, go bald!"

That’s the call to action from Leukaemia Foundation Chairman, Beverley Mirolo OAM, as she prepares to lose her locks in this year’s 20th World’s Greatest Shave.

Beverley’s team is strong, with daughter Fiona, granddaughter Stephanie and a number of Leukaemia Foundation staff also stepping up to shave and raise funds in support of people living with blood cancer.

“We’ve set ourselves an ambitious fundraising target of $20,000 and it looks like we’re well on the way,” Beverley said.

“As a haematology nurse back in the 70s and 80s, through to my time working with the Leukaemia Foundation, I’ve seen a lot of change in the treatment and care of people living with blood cancer.

“Thankfully, we’ve come a long way – blood cancer survival rates are growing and treatment is vastly improved but blood cancer remains a scary diagnosis.

“By the end of today, another 35 Australians will walk out of their doctor’s surgery, completely shocked and blindsided by the news they have a type of blood cancer such as leukaemia, lymphoma or multiple myeloma.

“People with blood cancer still need every bit of practical support we can offer.”

In 2013, Beverley found herself on the other side of blood cancer, enduring her own battle with lymphoma and breast cancer.

Now in remission, Beverley is thrilled (if not a little daunted!) to play her part and shave her head in the 20th celebrations of World’s Greatest Shave.

“It never fails to amaze me how many people put themselves forward to do something for others. If I can do my bit to encourage all Australians to get involved, then all the better.”

To sign up today for World’s Greatest Shave, head to worldsgreatestshave.com

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