NSW Minerals Council teams up with World’s Greatest Shave Mining and Energy Challenge to help beat blood cancer

January 28, 2015

Power ahead with some serious fun and fundraising from 12-15 March 2015 as part of the World’s Greatest Shave Mining and Energy Challenge, proudly supported by NSW Mining

Today, 31 Australians will be given the devastating news that they have leukaemia, lymphoma or myeloma or a related blood disorder. Blood cancer and related blood disorders can develop in anyone, of any age, at any time. With few clearly identified risk factors and sometimes no real warning, the impact is immense for the person and their loved ones.
In acute or aggressive cases, the person can require immediate and intensive treatment, often within 24 hours of diagnosis. For those living in regional areas, it means leaving work, school and family and relocating to the city, adding to the shock and emotional turmoil.
To support the regional communities, the Leukaemia Foundation and the NSW Minerals Council invite everyone working in mining to join the World’s Greatest Shave challenge for the mining and energy resources sector, associated businesses and contractors. 
All you have to do is shave or colour your hair between 12-15 March and raise money for people with blood cancer and fund life-saving research.
“Since World’s Greatest Shave began the mining and energy community has gotten right behind us. In the last few years NSW mining teams alone have raised just shy of $200,000” said Glen Mountfield, Mining & Energy Challenge Manager at the Leukaemia Foundation.
“The Foundation prides itself on the services we offer regional communities. Our staff is there for people during treatment with accommodation and transport and also after they return home, running support groups and educational seminars across the state from Broken Hill, to Orange, to Muswellbrook.” Mountfield said
Ways you and your team can get involved include:
1. Dive straight in! Sign up teams from head office and your sites – invite staff, clients and suppliers to join!
2. Promote the challenge in your newsletters, emails and notice boards to encourage staff to sign up!
3. Pass this info on to someone in the office or on onsite who would be keen to organise an event
So be brave and shave. 
For further information or to register as a fund raiser go to worldsgreatestshave.com

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