Amanda Is shaving for her brave & wonderful husband & 110,000 other Aussies battling blood cancer
Amount Raised
$5,000.29
Fundraising Goal $4,800.00

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

I'm taking part in the World's Greatest Shave for the Leukaemia Foundation! Money raised goes towards research to find a cure and helps give families facing blood cancer the support they need. My husband Graham and I have been on the receiving end these past few years and can vouch how much this means to patients and their families. Graham’s now on a clinical trial and the research that resulted in one of the drugs he’s taking was partly funded by the Leukaemia Foundation. They continue to provide transport for him to his appointments and accommodation for long stays near hospital for both of us. Did you know that one Aussie every 36 minutes is diagnosed with a blood cancer. Although research is improving survival, sadly 20 Australians lose their life to blood cancer daily. I know it's a tough time to ask for donations what with Xmas just past, bushfires and drought here in Australia, but we have until May and I hope you will dig deep. Sponsoring me would make a great birthday or Easter gift for someone while helping the 110,000 Aussies battling blood cancer! I set a target of $3000 by 18/5/2020. We got there in 9 days so I'm definitely going to have to shave it off using number 1 clippers as pledged. But there is no point in stopping the fundraising so I've raised the bar to $4,800 which will fund lab costs for 3 months for research into better treatments for blood cancers and eventually a cure. I did this not only in honour of my brave husband and the battle he's going through to fight blood cancer but I also want us all to help the Leukaemia Foundation reach their target goal of ZERO deaths from blood cancer by 2035 and to keep on track they need to raise $16.5million in this year's WGS - so please help me help them to reach this goal. Please sponsor me and/or share my fundraising page to help me spread the word. Thankyou and good health to you and your family in 2020 and always.
Event Date
Jul 1, 2019 12:00 AM
Location Name
Queensland

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Jasmine Stephens left a message
Feb 23, 2020 8:44 PM
You are both amazzing raising that much in a smal amount of time i am shave to http://my.leukaemiafoundation.org.au/jasminestephens but i have had my acount up for 12 days and only raised 800 i hope you hit even higher because you deserse it it looks like you have worked hard
Amanda Doherty left a message
Jan 28, 2020 1:25 PM
Well we have hit $5,000 - when I first signed up I thought $5,000 but lowered that to $3,000 thinking we'd be lucky to scratch up $1,000. People are so generous and it warms our heart. The website has had a glitch for a few days so we couldn't post comments here. I am very grateful and would like to thank Gavin & Viv, Hayley, myself for coughing up our containers for change refund!, and most recently Grum and Merre who made sure we tipped the $5,000. A very BIG thankyou to you all. xx
Graeme & Merredith Sunderland donated $51.25
Jan 28, 2020 1:21 PM
Amanda Containers4change donated $15.79
Jan 27, 2020 5:52 PM
Hayley Walton donated $82.00
Jan 26, 2020 9:34 AM
Gavin n Viv Brophy-Smith donated $51.25
Jan 24, 2020 9:18 PM
Amanda Doherty left a message
Jan 24, 2020 12:10 PM
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Amanda Doherty left a message
Jan 23, 2020 9:44 AM
Danielle thankyou SO much for your VERY generous donation - you helped me in a big way to hit my goal - we can fund 3 months lab costs for research into better treatments and a CURE! Yeah let's hope that's real soon. I'll be keeping my big head under a hat no worries about that! But first I will share my baldness in all it's glory xxx Thankyou it really helps. xxx
Danielle Cann left a message
Jan 22, 2020 10:48 PM
Better find a nice hat lady. So proud of you for doing this for the cause, for Graham and for my dad. More than i ever did xxx
Danielle Cann donated $485.21
Jan 22, 2020 10:46 PM
Michelle & Dave left a message
Jan 20, 2020 8:39 PM
So proud! Bet you've got a perfect noggin under those locks xx
Michelle & Dave Cann-Ryan donated $102.50
Jan 20, 2020 8:38 PM
Amanda left a message
Jan 20, 2020 12:32 PM
Putting my money where my mouth is - Did without 3 bottles of wine this month instead I’m donating to WGS leukaemia foundation. I can’t say it was a dry January but this feels like a small sacrifice to a worthwhile cause.
Amanda Doherty Wine Sacrifice donated $21.53
Jan 20, 2020 12:28 PM
Amanda Doherty left a message
Jan 18, 2020 11:02 AM
Thanks Rod, your donation means I'm only $600 off my new target of $4,800 - the amount required to fund 3 months' lab costs for research into better blood cancer treatments and hopefully - really soon - a CURE! THANKYOU!
Rod left a message
Jan 17, 2020 10:30 AM
Great cause Amanda and Graham. Best of luck reaching your goal.
Rod Baker donated $205.00
Jan 17, 2020 10:26 AM
Amanda Doherty left a message
Jan 15, 2020 4:56 PM
A massive big thankyou Steve Farrall - we barely know you but your generous donation has really touched our hearts. This will go a long way to my new target and towards research into new and better treatments and eventually a cure as well as helping families with the support they need on their journeys battling blood cancers. Thankyou and thankyou for your kind words
Steve Farrall left a message
Jan 14, 2020 6:45 PM
Such a wonderful commitment you are undertaking Amanda and I wish you both all the best. Anticipating more to come from me before the shave date.
Steve Farrall donated $500.00
Jan 14, 2020 6:41 PM
Marek from the Leukaemia Foundation left a message
Jan 14, 2020 9:07 AM
Thank you for your amazing effort Amanda, you are doing so well in your new goal. We wish you all the best and we're here to support you with your fundraising efforts, if you need anything please let us know. A big thank you to you and all those who are supporting with their generosity. Have a great day
Amanda Doherty left a message
Jan 13, 2020 6:10 AM
Thankyou Mike and Chrissie - you’ll see it alright. Mum will do it in May. There’s no backing out now since I reached my pledged target of $3000. Thankyou for helping me make my way to my new target!
Mike & Chrissie left a message
Jan 12, 2020 7:36 PM
Can't wait to see the shave
Mike Williams donated $82.00
Jan 12, 2020 7:34 PM
Amanda Doherty left a message
Jan 12, 2020 8:08 AM
Mia thankyou sweet girl. This is very thoughtful of you and really appreciated. Thankyou for helping me reach my new target $4800 which will go toward laboratory costs for 3 months research for treatment of blood cancers - and eventually a cure. xx
Mia left a message
Jan 11, 2020 11:38 AM
Love you Amanda :heart:
Mia Richter donated $15.00
Jan 11, 2020 11:37 AM
Amanda Doherty left a message
Jan 10, 2020 6:32 PM
You are ALL too generous to this worthy cause - thankyou thankyou thankyou - I just can't thankyou all enough - thankyou Che, thankyou Dave and Stacey - see you soon, Thanks Stevie, thanks Tahni - yes no doubt Lloyd will share my baldie shot, thankyou Brandt and Loretta for ensuring I tipped over my goal - my initial goal!, Thankyou Brad and Lil - hope to see you soon, thankyou my Tidda AKA the FNQ Reids - YES I'm doing it for Graham, your Dad and 110,000 other Aussies battling this disease. Please let us find a cure and help the Leukaemia Foundation reach their target of ZERO deaths from blood cancers by 2035. Love you all xxx
The FNQ Reids xxxxx left a message
Jan 10, 2020 5:32 PM
Moo. We are supper proud of you and thank you sooo much for doing this. as you know my Father is a survivor of AML but would not be here today with out people like you whom want to rid this awful disease. thank you and we love you both very much.
therese reid donated $82.00
Jan 10, 2020 5:30 PM
Brad & Lil Jones donated $205.00
Jan 10, 2020 11:47 AM
Brandt Reid donated $210.13
Jan 9, 2020 4:24 PM
Tahni left a message
Jan 9, 2020 2:37 PM
Great foundation, can't wait to see your new look!! :)
Tahni Rush donated $50.00
Jan 9, 2020 2:36 PM
Stephen Thompson donated $60.00
Jan 9, 2020 1:20 PM
David Cranmer donated $56.00
Jan 9, 2020 10:04 AM
Che Douglas donated $41.00
Jan 9, 2020 8:46 AM
Amanda Doherty left a message
Jan 8, 2020 7:56 AM
Thanks so much Franny xx
Francine Zoia donated an undisclosed amount
Jan 8, 2020 7:23 AM
Amanda Doherty left a message
Jan 7, 2020 8:04 PM
Thanks Sarina and Family. Doing this for all us touched by this dreadful disease xxx
Tiki - Worlds Greatest Shave - The Leukaemia Foundation left a message
Jan 7, 2020 11:23 AM
WOW Amanda, Fantastic to see how many generous people have already been donating to you! You are a true STAR!! Such a beautiful thing to do for your family and others living with blood cancer! Keep up the great work with your fundraising, and good luck with reaching your goal!! And most of all... Have fun on the day!!!
Privacy Requested donated an undisclosed amount
Jan 7, 2020 9:57 AM
Amanda Doherty left a message
Jan 7, 2020 7:38 AM
Thanks so much Korina and Colin. If anyone can beat this it’s Graham. xx
Korina left a message
Jan 6, 2020 8:41 PM
A tough journey for you both! Love your positivity:heartpulse:
Korina and Colin Jones donated $82.00
Jan 6, 2020 8:40 PM
Amanda Doherty left a message
Jan 6, 2020 12:14 PM
By 2035 it's expected that 275,000 Austrlians of all ages will be battling blood cancer meaning about 100 people a day will be diagnosed and more than 40 will die from blood cancers each day. We have to stop this - we need a cure. Thankyou for your support xx
Amanda Doherty left a message
Jan 6, 2020 11:46 AM
Heh Ros back from Japan? Thankyou so much for sponsoring me. I'm not sure if you mean I will rock it fundraising or rock the shave - I've got really big sticky out ears if you remember. xx
Amanda Doherty left a message
Jan 6, 2020 11:45 AM
Makai thankyou for your generous donation and can you thank your Mum and Dad for me too. Somehow I think short hair looks better on your Dad than it will on me xx
Ros Bastow left a message
Jan 6, 2020 11:33 AM
Great effort girlfriend. You will rock it!
Roslyn Bastow donated $50.00
Jan 6, 2020 11:32 AM
Makai donated an undisclosed amount
Jan 6, 2020 11:08 AM
Amanda Doherty left a message
Jan 6, 2020 9:18 AM
Thankyou Christine Connor - your generous donation means a LOT to Graham and I and 110,000 Aussies suffering from blood cancers at the moment. xx
Christine Connor donated $148.63
Jan 6, 2020 8:11 AM
Amanda Doherty left a message
Jan 5, 2020 1:34 PM
Oh Ged & Peter thanks for donating. Yes it's such a worthy cause - there are many worthy causes and I'm just so grateful people are finding it in their hearts to spread the love and help out.
Amanda Doherty left a message
Jan 5, 2020 1:33 PM
Dad and Kath thankyou - I had a feeling whoever donated next would MAKE SURE I was getting a severe chop! Oh my beautiful hair - but it's for a good cause!! I too would happy if he got to 100 but I'll take anything - we are already feel we are in "extra time"!
Ged left a message
Jan 5, 2020 1:15 PM
Hope you exceed your expectations with this great cause. Love to you both xx
Ged and Peter Heath donated an undisclosed amount
Jan 5, 2020 1:13 PM
Love Terry & Kathy left a message
Jan 5, 2020 12:13 PM
Graham 50ish ain't bad !! we truly hope you double that in "good health" to a 100 years of age.
Terry Doherty donated an undisclosed amount
Jan 5, 2020 12:04 PM
Amanda left a message
Jan 5, 2020 11:58 AM
Blood cancer can develop at any time in any one at any age no matter how healthy you eat and how much you exercise. Over the past decade blood cancers have risen by about 30% in Australia. $2000 will aid future breakthroughs by funding a major blood cancer research project for a week!
Amanda Doherty left a message
Jan 5, 2020 6:40 AM
Cheers for your donation Paul - here's to a cure REAL soon heh!
Amanda Doherty left a message
Jan 5, 2020 6:38 AM
Cheers Tim and Megan - I'll try to remember - if I'm not too traumatised by procedures!
Tim and Megan left a message
Jan 4, 2020 5:14 PM
Go Amanda! We want to see our names written on your bald head :joy:
Tim and Megan Hodge donated an undisclosed amount
Jan 4, 2020 5:13 PM
Paul left a message
Jan 4, 2020 1:17 PM
Get the clippers warmed up Graham
Paul Mitchell donated an undisclosed amount
Jan 4, 2020 1:16 PM
Amanda Doherty left a message
Jan 4, 2020 8:44 AM
All donations go to supporting the leukaemia foundation - they do all they can to keep the costs down to 15% for advertising and promoting the event so the rest can go straight to research and supporting patients and families struggling with blood cancers. $53 will help grow blood cancer cells in a lab to undertake vital research into the cause and treatment of blood cancer $150 supports the work of a researcher for a day - we listened to a researcher give a talk one day - they are so dedicated - he once spent 72hours in the lab watching cells change as he was not allowed to leave - he told us he had to get very creative when it came to the toilet because he still wasn't allowed to leave the lab!
Amanda Doherty left a message
Jan 4, 2020 8:38 AM
Tina thankyou so much for showing your support with a generous donation. Best wishes for 2020
Amanda Doherty left a message
Jan 4, 2020 8:37 AM
Therese thankyou for your generous donation to such a worthy cause. I hope you are enjoying school holidays and lovely Sunshine coast weather xx
Tina Iles donated $41.00
Jan 3, 2020 9:47 PM
Therese left a message
Jan 3, 2020 8:01 PM
Good luck with the shave
Therese Abberfield donated an undisclosed amount
Jan 3, 2020 8:01 PM
Amanda Doherty left a message
Jan 3, 2020 6:09 PM
:kissing_heart: Cheers Sue. Don't forget it's not all coming off unless I reach my goal! Please help spread the word if you want it all off.
Amanda Doherty left a message
Jan 3, 2020 6:05 PM
Beck and Dana thankyou for your donation and the love
Sue left a message
Jan 3, 2020 5:52 PM
Good on you Amanda! Can’t wait for your hair to come off :joy::kissing_heart:
Sue and Ben Murray donated $100.00
Jan 3, 2020 5:50 PM
Beck & Dana left a message
Jan 3, 2020 5:07 PM
Big love to you guys! :kissing_heart:
Beck & Dana Reid donated an undisclosed amount
Jan 3, 2020 5:06 PM
Amanda Doherty left a message
Jan 3, 2020 8:14 AM
Feeling guilty asking for donations with the bushfire disaster going on around the country, but I made my pledge and 20 people a day are still dying in Australia from blood cancers and will continue to do so until we find a cure. Hopefully we can find it in our hearts and wallets to donate to all the causes close to us. Thankyou for your generous donations to the Leukaemia Foundation and my fundraising target. Thankyou from Amanda and Graham
Amanda Doherty left a message
Jan 3, 2020 8:09 AM
Thanks Bob - be happy just to get close!!
Amanda Doherty left a message
Jan 3, 2020 8:09 AM
Thanks Phill everything helps!
Robert wallenburg left a message
Jan 2, 2020 9:10 AM
hope you reach your target
ROBERT WALLENBURG donated $80.00
Jan 2, 2020 8:54 AM
Phill left a message
Jan 2, 2020 8:51 AM
Hope this helps
Phill Mulherin donated an undisclosed amount
Jan 2, 2020 8:51 AM
Amanda Doherty left a message
Jan 2, 2020 8:04 AM
Ava your donation helps a lot - it helps us find a cure and it helps so many patients and families during their treatment. It's very generous of you to give up some of your own savings. We love you too. xxx
Amanda Doherty left a message
Jan 2, 2020 8:02 AM
Awww Ellie thankyou so very much for donating your Christmas money - that's a LOT of lollipops you've given up there. Ellie it truly helps - Uncle Graham said EVERY bit helps a LOT! It helps the Leukaemia Foundation and it helps to see how much people care. Love you too xx
Amanda Doherty left a message
Jan 2, 2020 7:58 AM
Lyn Brett I don't know who you are but thankyou so much for your donation. Yes a very worthy cause.
Ava left a message
Jan 1, 2020 10:02 PM
Hi Auntie Manda and Uncle Graham!! I love you and hope my money helps!! Xx :sparkling_heart:
Ava McRae -Pitt donated $20.00
Jan 1, 2020 10:00 PM
Ellie left a message
Jan 1, 2020 9:55 PM
Hi Aunty Amanda and Uncle Graham. I hope my Christmas money helps. Love you soooo much. Love Ellie xx:kissing_heart:
Ellie McRae-Pitt donated $10.00
Jan 1, 2020 9:52 PM
Lyn Brett left a message
Jan 1, 2020 9:36 PM
Great effort for a great cause.
Lyn Brett donated $51.25
Jan 1, 2020 9:34 PM
Amanda Doherty left a message
Jan 1, 2020 5:20 PM
You bet Anne Kley - beat ALL cancers. Thankyou for your very generous donation and I look forward to your support and klinking your glass on SHAVE day.
Amanda Doherty left a message
Jan 1, 2020 5:11 PM
Thanks for the support little sis. xx
Anne left a message
Jan 1, 2020 3:48 PM
Let's beat it!
Anne KLEY donated $200.00
Jan 1, 2020 3:47 PM
Shell left a message
Jan 1, 2020 3:22 PM
Cant wait to see, worth the $! Good on ya.
Shellee Doherty donated $100.00
Jan 1, 2020 3:20 PM
Mumsy left a message
Jan 1, 2020 3:06 PM
Still look beautiful darling, apart from the little tufts!!
Amanda Doherty left a message
Jan 1, 2020 12:40 PM
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Amanda left a message
Jan 1, 2020 11:55 AM
Thankyou Mum & Al so much. Stop sounding so keen to see me bald. Thankyou for offering to cut/shave my hair for Worlds Greatest Shave Mum - hopefully we can leave some little tufts to cover my big sticky out ears!
Alex and Paula left a message
Jan 1, 2020 11:48 AM
Cant wait to see shave
Alex and Paula Smith donated $100.00
Jan 1, 2020 11:47 AM
Carol left a message
Dec 31, 2019 6:12 PM
Julie is a beautiful friend of mine who knows all about the awful ‘c’ word ‘cancer’ as her mom went through chemo to beat cancer too. X
Amanda Doherty left a message
Dec 31, 2019 5:47 PM
Thanks Lloydy. We have a vested interest don’t we. Love you too xx
Amanda Doherty left a message
Dec 31, 2019 5:46 PM
Thanks Julie Kemp. I don’t even know who you are but you obviously know you are donating to a worthy cause. Happy New Year
Lloyd left a message
Dec 31, 2019 5:41 PM
Love ya and best of luck getting to your target x
Lloyd Hesson donated $200.00
Dec 31, 2019 5:40 PM
Julie Kemp donated an undisclosed amount
Dec 31, 2019 3:46 PM
Amanda left a message
Dec 31, 2019 3:08 PM
Thanks Carol - Only a few hours into it and already reached 10% of my goal! Lucky I have a beanie!
Carol left a message
Dec 31, 2019 8:33 AM
Love you Graham and you are doing a great job beating this!!!! Here’s to a great 2020 and many great years to come! Xx
Carol Pitt donated an undisclosed amount
Dec 31, 2019 8:31 AM
Amanda left a message
Dec 31, 2019 7:36 AM
It's the longest I've ever managed to grow my hair and I've become quite attached to it but I'm prepared to cut it short or shave it off in a bid to raise funds and awareness for the Leukaemia Foundation. What are you prepared to sacrifice to be able to make a donation?
Amanda Doherty donated $100.00
Dec 29, 2019 2:21 PM