woman with a shaved head smiling broadly.

Nurse Cathy Gray has a brave new look and a big heart after raising $4124.65 for Leukaemia Foundation in support Australians living with blood cancer.

Cathy’s brave shave raises funds for Aussies with blood cancer

Mar 27, 2024

Wauchope Palliative Care Nurse Cathy Gray witnesses acts of kindness and bravery every week. Today, the RN with a big heart was herself showing kindness and bravery.

Cathy decided to shave her head in support of Australians living with blood cancer by joining the Leukaemia Foundation’s  annual fundraiser, World’s Greatest Shave.

To maximise donations, Cathy had her head shaved in sections – the first shave taking place at Port Macquarie Base Hospital yesterday and the second shave taking place at Wauchope District Memorial Hospital today.

So far, Cathy has raised $4124.65, which includes $1179.65 from a ‘bake sale’ at PMBH, and is confident of smashing her $4000 goal.

“Blood cancer is Australia’s hidden cancer crisis,” Cathy said.

 “There are 140,000 families facing blood cancer right now. And it takes the lives of 16 Australians every day.

“These numbers are set to double by 2035. Unless we do something about it. That’s why I signed up for the World’s Greatest Shave.

 “I’m raising funds for the Leukaemia Foundation to give Australians facing blood cancer life-changing practical and emotional support.

 “And to fund critical research, bringing us closer to the day when zero lives are lost to blood cancer.”

 It’s not too late to help Cathy reach her target. Visit her World’s Greatest Shave page.

“Your donation means that together, we’re working to stop blood cancer in its tracks,” Cathy said.

 “Any amount – big or small – will make a real, tangible difference.”

Click on the image below to scroll through the stages of Cathy’s new ‘do’.




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