Raising awareness to improve treatment for people suffering blood disorders was all the motivation Julie Crockett needed to participate in this year’s World’s Greatest Shave.
“I don’t have a personal connection to leukaemia, but this is something I have always wanted to do. When I put my mind to something, I do it”, said Julie.
Through fundraising events and the ‘Shave Day’ event held on Monday 20 March Julie has raised over $2700. The money will support the Leukaemia Foundation’s research to find better treatments and cures for leukaemia, lymphoma and myeloma.
When the time came to lose her locks, Julie was surrounded by friends and colleagues.
“Everyone came out into the courtyard and took turns in cutting off a pig tail”, said Julie
“My hairdresser then finished it off and the hair has been sent to be made into a wig for a cancer patient.’
Despite never having short hair, Julie has received many compliments on her fresh new style.
“Lots of people have come up and said it suits me, but I’m not sure I’ll keep it short.’
Over $11 million has been raised in the World’s Greatest Shave campaign this year and Julie hopes she can inspire another brave employee to volunteer next year.