By Mike Atkinson
Hair today, gone tomorrow. That was exactly what happened to Gemma Frampton who shaved off her locks to raise money for the Leukemia foundation for the World’s Greatest Shave.
Gemma was inspired to take the plunge to raise money in honour of her Grandad, Cyril, who passed away from cancer over the Christmas period last year and for the millions worldwide who are affected by the many forms of this disease.
Gemma’s sister, Lisa, was on hand with the clippers to do the deed and boyfriend Tom was there for moral support – as 98five’s studios resembled more of a hairdressers than a broadcast studio.
Gemma before the cut with Christine, Lisa and Tom.
This month will see more than 150,000 people getting their head shaved or hair coloured to raise funds for the Leukemia foundation, support Australians with blood cancer and fund research.
Podcast Part 1: Gemma shaves her head live on air with Christine on Drive
- More than 12,000 Australians will develop leukaemia, lymphoma or myeloma this year – or 34 people every day.
- Blood cancer claims the lives of more Australians than breast cancer and melanoma.
- Leukaemia, lymphoma and myeloma are types of blood cancer. They can develop in anyone, at any time at any age.
- Money raised from World’s Greatest Shave funds blood cancer research and free support through the Leukaemia Foundation.
- The Leukaemia Foundation is the only Australia-wide charity dedicated to the care and cure of people with leukaemia, lymphoma, myeloma and related blood disorders.
- That’s why so many people are as passionate as us about this campaign… and why your support is so vital.
Podcast Part 2: Gemma shaves her head live on air with Christine on Drive