Darth Caligula
Amount Raised
$3,600.00
Fundraising Goal $3,600.00

I’m helping to beat blood cancer by taking part in the Leukaemia Foundation’s World’s Greatest Shave!

greetings humans!

firstly, thanks for stopping to read my page :) hopefully i can give you a few reasons as to why you should jump on board #teamdarth and sponsor me to help #beatbloodcancer

heres some background:

so youre probably wondering, why the darth vader mask? well, why not? i mean, i am a star wars tragic after all, but breaking this down to a deeper level: this is indeed a war on blood cancer. it is a war against the overproduction of malignant white blood cells. the light side of the force is what is designed to protect your body by controlling your immune system, but something goes bad, and ultimately there is an imbalance. too much light, not enough dark. thats where i come in. i am here to bring balance to the force, by helping to rid the world of the light side which cause these truly awful blood cancers.

and caligula? where does he come in? well, im a little eccentric myself, kinda like he was. he was also a bit blood thirsty, which i suppose i am too, having had my share of blood transfusions! after all, this is blood cancer we are talking about!

you dont have to know me that well to know how much blood cancer has affected my life, and how passionate i am about making a difference in the lives of people currently living with blood cancers, as well as their friends and families, not to forget the researchers who are working to try and find a cure.

you might think, but wait, there are cures. people get better all the time. and yes, people do get better, though in some cases the treatment can be worse than the disease, as i have seen first hand, when a person i loved died suddenly in 2002 at just 19 years old, due to the cardiotoxicity of the treatments then used.....

and sadly, many patients dont get better at all as there arent any treatments for their condition, as i sadly know all to well....

did you know that in april 2018 i joined the leukaemia foundations mt everest challenege to trek to base camp mt everest to help raise funds for blood cancer? yes, i walked to the top of the world with my wheezy lungs to help raise awareness for this incredible foundation. it was an awe inspiring experience, with some fantastic people, and we raised a great amount of money as a team.

did you know also that in august 2018 i lost my grandfather to leukaemia? he was diagnosed after i returned from the mountains, and was gone within a few months of diagnosis. a previously healthy man, who had even donated a kidney, and took no medication, could still run and lived independently, yet he was considered too old for treatment, and was left to let the condition consume him. it was utterly heartbreaking for us all, and which is why i am obligated to do something.

so what am i going to do?

once again, im taking part in the worlds greatest shave for the leukaemia foundation! im on a mission to shave the world from blood cancer. and i need your help! every dollar counts in the war against blood cancer.

please sponsor me to give families facing blood cancer the emotional and practical support they need. you will also fund vital research to help more people survive blood cancers, while improving their quality of life.

now for some truly scary statistics:

did you know that every day another 35 australians are diagnosed with a blood cancer. thats one aussie every 41 minutes! although research is improving survival, sadly an australian loses their life to blood cancer every two hours. just think about that for a moment. its absolutely terrifying.

will you help by sponsoring me? come on, i know you want to! and this is no jedi mind trick (after all, i am a dark lord!)

please click the button and sponsor me today! together we can eliminate the forces of blood cancer from the face of the earth.

the force is with us all.

darth

Event Date
Jul 1, 2019 12:00 AM
Location Name
Queensland

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Hamish left a message
Feb 8, 2020 11:47 AM
Congratulations! So proud of you for reaching your goal.
Hamish Yule donated $58.69
Feb 8, 2020 11:46 AM
Ashlee left a message
Feb 6, 2020 4:00 PM
I am so proud to be your friend. Much love always. x
Ashlee Wills donated $5.00
Feb 6, 2020 3:59 PM
Cameron left a message
Jan 31, 2020 10:26 AM
May the force always be with you, princess of the dark side
Cameron Jones donated $20.50
Jan 31, 2020 10:20 AM
Michaela Hill donated $57.40
Jan 30, 2020 7:54 AM
May from the Leukaemia Foundation left a message
Jan 24, 2020 2:20 PM
OH MY GOODNESS DARTH!! Look at your INCREDIBLE efforts!!! We're all cheering you on over here and are so glad to see so many people supporting your amazing Shave journey. Don't forget to get in contact if you need anything at all 1800 500 088 :sunglasses:
Karen and Geoff left a message
Jan 23, 2020 6:57 AM
May the dark force always be with you raising funds for the war against Blood cancer. And we will be there to support as much as we can. You are incredible.
Karen and Geoff Sexton donated $666.00
Jan 23, 2020 6:54 AM
Sarah Castles donated $10.25
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Bethany Cooper donated $56.00
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Jenny Tsang donated $50.00
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Christine Follett donated $80.00
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Kerryn Wik donated $205.00
Dec 27, 2019 12:52 PM
Aimee Lynch donated $200.00
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Jeff Wasley donated $54.33
Oct 21, 2019 12:56 PM
Stephen left a message
Oct 11, 2019 8:04 AM
Go Darth, the Rebel Alliance is with you on this one
Stephen Brell donated $2,050.00
Oct 11, 2019 8:03 AM
Karen & Geoff left a message
Oct 8, 2019 9:49 PM
Darth we will always support your fight against Blood cancer. :muscle:
Karen and Geoff Sexton donated $53.00
Oct 8, 2019 9:47 PM
Nathaniel left a message
Oct 8, 2019 1:16 PM
We would like to thank you for the effort you are putting forward to help support our cause. What you will be doing means the world to so many different people, you can really be proud because..... YOU WILL TRULY MAKE A DIFFERENCE!! If there is anything else you need from us please do not hesitate to contact us 1800 500 088. Nathaniel from the Leukaemia Foundation.