Cowboys colours will be brighter than ever at 1300SMILES Stadium this Saturday night, when the North Queensland Toyota Cowboys host the Leukaemia Foundation and their World's Greatest Shave fundraising campaign at Community Corner.
The Leukaemia Foundation will be offering patrons attending the Cowboys v Roosters home game the opportunity to spray their hair in Cowboys’ colours as part of this year's fundraising campaign.
Tanya Roberts from the Leukaemia Foundation is calling on rugby league members and fans to get behind the World's Greatest Shave, which kicks off next week to raise funds for the Foundation and the patients and families they help every day.
“Next week, from 12-15 March, brave Queenslanders will be shaving or colouring their hair as part of the World’s Greatest Shave,” Tanya said.
“Anyone interested in participating will be able to register at Cowboys Community Corner on the night and there will also be appointment sheets if those registered would like to book in for the public shave events taking place next weekend.”
First held in 1999, the World’s Greatest Shave is the Leukaemia Foundation’s biggest annual fundraiser.
Across Australia, more than 150,000 people participated in the 2014 World’s Greatest Shave with over 40,000 Queenslanders joining in.
The Leukaemia Foundation is one of 12 community organisations taking up the Community Corner space to raise awareness for their cause at home games at 1300SMILES Stadium in 2015.
The Community Corner program reflects the Cowboys’ commitment to assist charities and community organisations to build their profile and generate interest and support.
Each of the selected not-for-profit organisations have a charter to contribute to and benefit the North Queensland community and operate through the contribution of volunteers, fundraising efforts and some government assistance.
To find out more about the World’s Greatest Shave, visit worldsgreatestshave.com.