Coe raises awareness for families impacted by blood cancer

Canberra Liberals Leader Alistair Coe will have a shaver taken to his head to raise awareness and funds for families impacted by blood cancer.
In its 22nd year, the World’s Greatest Shave is a hugely popular fundraising event attracting around 20,000 participants across Australia each year.
By launching Canberra’s Public Shave, Mr Coe is hoping to raise $2,000 to help the Leukaemia Foundation realise its goal to see zero lives lost to blood cancer by 2035.
Mr Coe said the World’s Greatest Shave is an iconic community event which has helped improve the lives of people living with cancer and their families.
“We have all been impacted by cancer in one way or another,” Mr Coe said.
“Blood cancer is one of the most diagnosed and deadliest cancers in Australia. Every day another 35 Australians are diagnosed with blood cancer. Although research is improving survival, sadly an Australian loses their life to blood cancer every two hours.
“Yes, I’m stepping out of my comfort zone, but I believe it’s important to stand with people who are fighting cancer.
“As a community we can all play a small part in making a big difference to so many lives,” Mr Coe said.
Mr Coe will also attend the community launch of Canberra’s Public Shave on Friday 13 March from 4.30pm – 7pm.
Canberrans can donate here.