This is a shout out post to my mate Nat!! I’ve know her since we were kidlets and she did an awesome awesome thing today, so I had to skite on her behalf! That’s her to the right there!
We spent an emotional and fun morning cutting all her hair off!
This is her before the whole thing kicked off!
She has raised (so far) an insane $1802.00 for the Leukaemia & Blood Cancer NZ’s Shave for a Cure campaign and if you lovely readers could spare some loose change she is sooo close to her target!! (and now you KNOW she’s gone through with it too!)
The link is http://my.leukaemia.net.nz/natalianuu
The Shave for a Cure campaign has been going on for ten years and all the money goes to Leukaemia and Blood Cancer NZ. They don’t receive any government funding (WHHHY NOT?!) so all this money goes towards patient support programmes, research (YEEAH!), awareness and advocacy!
If you are having trouble deciding how much to donate…
- $35 provides important information for patients including: a patient information pack, a children’s educational book, a disease specific newsletter and DVD.
- $50 purchases an emergency assistance voucher for patients to ensure they get to hospital for treatment or can buy food for their families
- $90 provides a counselling session for a patient or grief counselling for a family member of a patient who has passed away
- $120 contributes to the cost of our support group meetings around the country, ensuring patients have access to information about their condition and can meet other patients going through a similar experience
so go on… go crazy! To save y’all from scrolling up, the link is: http://my.leukaemia.net.nz/natalianuu
Alrighty, here’s some action shots just for fun!