Bremer SHS Raises Life ‘Shaving’ Funds for Leukaemia Foundation

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Emma-Kate Hass showed her bravery during Bremer State High School’s World’s Greatest Shave.

For most teenagers, their hair is a crucial part of their confidence and identity.

However for Bremer State High School student Emma-Kate Hass, she was more than happy to trade her tresses in favour of a shaved head.

Emma-Kate’s mother was recently diagnosed with an aggressive form of lung cancer that meant she lost her hair unexpectedly early during the treatment phase.

She surprised her mother by returning home from school with a multi-coloured shaved head as part of Bremer State High School’s Shave for a Cure.

“I shaved my head for my Mum as she has lung cancer and recently lost all of her hair,” she said.

“Mum said the next time the World’s Greatest Shave comes around, you’re shaving your head for me and I said okay, but I didn’t let her know when the event was happening.”

Dozens of students and staff lined up to have their hair spray painted for a $2 donation or shaved for a $10 donation, raising a total of $407 for the Leukaemia Foundation. This money will assist a family to attend a support program specific to their blood cancer.

Principal Kay Louwrens said Bremer often support a number of worthwhile causes and she’s proud of the civic spirit shown during fundraisers such as Shave for a Cure.

“Shave for a Cure” is a great way for Bremer State High School to support those who live with blood cancer every day and another example of how Bremer students demonstrate their community responsibility to those who are doing it tougher than they are,” Ms Louwrens said.

“I am very proud of the students who shaved and coloured their hair for such a worthwhile cause”.

You can add to Bremer’s fundraising tally by searching “Bremer State High School” on the World’s Greatest Shave Website: www.leukaemiafoundation.org.au.