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Leukaemia fundraiser
at Mapleton Tavern

by Cameron Outridge

Sunshine Coast residents are campaigning against leukaemia with more than 150 already registered to shave or colour their hair in the Leukaemia Foundation’s World’s Greatest Shave for a Cure WGS) on 12-13 March 2004. Sponsored by Triple M, WGS 2004 is the Leukaemia Foundation’s biggest annual fundraising event, and this year 35,000 Queenslanders are expected to raise $3 million to help save the lives of patients with leukaemia, lymphoma, myeloma or a related blood disorder.

Leukaemia Foundation Regional Fundraising Coordinator, Sarah Caton, said the support from the community for WGS 2004 had been terrific, but more people were still needed to reach the Foundation’s 10 million national fundraising target.

“Thank you so much to those people who have registered for WGS already and I’d like to encourage others to rally their friends and workmates together to participate,” said Sarah Caton Not only will you have loads of fun, but the funds you raise will enable the Leukaemia Foundation to provide the best possible care for the 1100 Queenslanders diagnosed annually with leukaemia, lymphoma, myeloma or a related blood disorder,” said Sarah.

With only three weeks to WGS 2004, the major shave event already organised for the range will be held at the Mapleton Tavern on Saturday 13th March between 1 and 5pm. The afternoon is promised to be full of fun and laughter with a local entertainer, lots of raffles drawn throughout the afternoon with fantastic prizes. Not to mention the shaving and colouring being done to some of the local faces. Make a day of it, bring the family and come early for lunch or stay on for dinner while relaxing on the veranda. Come and support the locals who are supporting this great charity. Why not get involved yourself? Volunteers are also being sought to sell raffle tickets with great prizes to be won. Why not have some fun and lend a hand.

To register to participate, find your closest shave site, or to make a donation, please call 5452 7903 or 1800 500 088 or visit

150 Sunshine Coast residents have already registered
for the annual ‘Shave for a Cure’..

Our thanks once again to Cameron & Tanya Outridge
of the Range News Newspaper for this story.