World’s Greatest Shave
I was brave, I shaved!
By Student Reporter and SRC member Misa MacDonald
On Thursday 16 March, Darwin High School held one of Australia’s greatest fundraisers — its annual World’s Greatest Shave day, hosting an amazing load of staff members and students to shave and spray paint their hair. This event approaches its 20th anniversary this year and supports those battling blood cancer across the nation, and as a community, we were able to raise around two thousand dollars.
100% of money raised goes towards the Leukemia Foundation and funds blood cancer research, which is why the immense amount of support everyone was given was crucial to this event, and we thank all of those brave participants who have the greatest capacity for generosity.
One of our student highlights, Jay Jay (Year 11) was happy to lose his locks with a number of his friends as well and said,
It was astonishing when I first looked at myself in the mirror, but at the end of the day, it felt beyond amazing to think I made a difference to the cancer community for a greater cause! I really think that anything, such as this event, that brings awareness and more conversation to this disease is awesome.
Overall, we cannot wait for next year to give even more the opportunity to take part in this extremely meaningful event. With leukemia affecting over 12, 000 Australians every year, hosting this occasion was important to Darwin High, and all of those somehow impacted by this. We’re aiming to get even more people involved next year, so get on board and be brave, and shave!