Jim shaves it all for leukaemia research

Grenfell resident and Leukaemia Foundation advocate Jim Griffiths has shaved off his locks to raise funds for the 2019 World's Greatest Shave fundraiser.

The annual event kicked off across Australia on Wednesday March 13 with thousands of Aussies supporting the great cause.

Cindy Lawler, owner of Loxley Salon in Grenfell, kindly donated her time and resources to complete Jim's new look last Wednesday in her Main Street studio.

Jim launched his personal campaign back in November 2018 and has been busy spreading the word about the importance of leukaemia awareness and research.

“Bringing awareness to rural regions is paramount in getting early detection and diagnosis, and why not raise funds towards the on-going research programs at the same time," said Mr Griffiths.

“With the regions support, we can do so much to help boost the 20th year of this vital program,” he added.

Many residents will have seen the numerous posters and donation boxes throughout town and Mr Griffiths says if you would still like to donate locally they will be stationed around town for another week or so.

"Thank you to all those who have donated so far," said Mr Griffiths.

"The donation boxes will remain around town for another week or so, alternatively you can visit my Facebook fundraising page by searching James Griffiths." he said.

Funds raised through the iconic Australian campaign help the Leukaemia Foundation support the 100,000 Australians currently living with blood cancers including leukaemia, lymphoma, myeloma and Myelodysplastic Disorder (MDS).

You are also giving people living with blood cancer the emotional and practical support they need as well as greatly assisting the foundation to drive rapid advancements in blood cancer research.

To find out more about the work of the Leukaemia Foundation visit https://www.leukaemia.org.au

Donations to The World's Greatest Shave can also be made at https://worldsgreatestshave.com and follow the prompts. 

WORLD'S GREATEST SHAVE: Jim Griffith, Leukaemia Foundation advocate with Cindy Lawler of Loxley Salon during Jim's Greatest Shave on Wednesday March 13.

WORLD'S GREATEST SHAVE: Jim Griffith, Leukaemia Foundation advocate with Cindy Lawler of Loxley Salon during Jim's Greatest Shave on Wednesday March 13.