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World’s Greatest Shave update

June 6th, 2007

I’ve just returned from a thankyou event held by the Leukaemia Foundation of Queensland for participants in the World’s Greatest Shave, for which my son and I shaved our beards (here’s the result, and many readers of this blog gave generous donations. Together we raised over $6000, which was in the top ten efforts for the entire state.

The thankyou event was both interesting (I’ve never seen so many women with the identical haircut in one place) and inspirational (talks from leukaemia patients, family members and fundraisers really brought home how much this effort means). The $3.6 million raised this year has enabled the Foundation to clear the debt on this new accommodation facility for families of leukemia patients. This is a huge boon. Thanks again to everyone who contributed.

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  1. SJ
    June 6th, 2007 at 22:32 | #1

    …in the top ten efforts for the entire state.

    Way to go, John!

  2. SJ
    June 6th, 2007 at 22:42 | #2

    I should also point out that the Australia wide total was something like $11.5m, which was an outstanding result for the Leukemia Foundation.

  3. June 6th, 2007 at 23:23 | #3

    Nice to see that philanthropy and notions of civil society have not been completely snuffed.

  4. Paulkelly
    June 8th, 2007 at 21:28 | #4

    This relates to the heading of this post but not the topic. There was a great picture on the net a few years ago. I think it was about 2002 or so, so not for the 2004 election.

    A picture of a demonstration against Dubya, and an attractive woman (not that her attractiveness added or subtracted from the words), holding a placard:

    “I shaved my vagina. No more Bush.”

    But I can’t find it anywhere on net now.

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