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Support the Shave

Saturday, 6th February, 2010

* Sherri Keurschner is helping husband Nick shave off his hair to raise money for the Leukaemia Foundation. * Sherri Keurschner is helping husband Nick shave off his hair to raise money for the Leukaemia Foundation.

Nick Kuerschner wants locals to "loosen up their cheque books" and donate to the Leukaemia Foundation's World's Greatest Shave. In December last year Nick and Sherri Kuerschner lost their son, Will (9), to leukaemia and this year to help give back to the Leukaemia Foundation they have volunteered for the "World's Greatest Shave".

When they signed up for it the Leukaemia Foundation contacted them and asked them to be ambassadors. "We want to help raise awareness about leukaemia. If it wasn't for them we wouldn't have been able to manage through that stressful time," said Sherri.

"It was one less thing to worry about, now we're just trying to give back," said Nick. This year the Leukaemia Foundation's "World's Greatest Shave" is celebrating its 12th anniversary as one of the nation's biggest and most popular fund raising events.

Leukaemia Foundation's General Manager for NSW/ACT, Stuart Allen, says the event is great fun, easy to take part in and anyone can do it.

"Whether you are a business, club, school, pub, church group or individual - everyone can participate and make a real difference," he said. The World's Greatest Shave will run from March 11 to 13 and funds raised go towards the care and cure of patients and their families.

It has raised more than $93 million since 1998 and in this year the Leukaemia Foundation aims to raise $13.5 million, about half of what it will need this year. The Kuerschners hope to raise $2000 by shaving Nick's head at the Clipsal 500.

For those wishing to donate, contact the Leukaemia Foundation website www.leukaemia.org.au.

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