Earlier this year, FitzGerald Consulting’s Baden Smith sacrificed his hair for a great cause when he participated in Shave for a Cure. Shave for a Cure is one of New Zealand’s biggest and most popular charity events, raising huge amounts of money every year for Leukaemia and Blood Cancer New Zealand (LBC).
Shave for a Cure has been going for ten years now, growing in popularity every year, as thousands of New Zealanders queue up to cut off their locks in order to raise money for the charity. This year alone, an astounding $1,209,820 (NZD) has been raised by those who have donated to see their friends and family members shave it all off.
Baden Smith, who works in New Zealand as a Senior Consultant settling earthquake insurance claims for FitzGerald Consulting, got out the clippers and shaved off all of his hair and his beard, raising a phenomenal $1,619 (NZD) in the process. FitzGerald Consulting were more than happy to donate to help Baden reach his target.
According to LBC’s website, six New Zealanders are diagnosed with blood cancer or a related blood condition every day. LBC is New Zealand’s foremost charity in working closely with these patients and their families to ensure the highest quality of care, advice and support. Aside from working with patients, LBC also has a crucial role in promoting awareness of blood cancer and related diseases and providing information and education. Since LBC receives no government funding, events such as Shave for a Cure are vital in order for the organisation to continue its invaluable work.
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For more information on the work that Leukaemia and Blood Cancer New Zealand do and how you can help, please visit their website: http://www.leukaemia.org.nz/donate