Salvatore Valvo
Amount Raised
$9,672.74
Fundraising Goal $1,000.00

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

Every day another 47 Australians are diagnosed with a blood cancer. That's one Aussie every 31 minutes.

Unfortunately for us our 12 year old daughter, Tianna is one of these Australians. After 2 weeks of unexplained fevers Andrea and I were told on New Year’s Day that our baby girl has Acute Myeloid Leukaemia (AML). As with any cancer patient the doctors informed us that Tianna will undergo multiple rounds of chemotherapy (Chemo) potentially for 6 months and unfortunately for Tianna she will require a Bone Marrow transplant.

As you can imagine it has turned our lives upside down. Tianna's treatment is aggressive and requires her to have lengthy stays in hospital of up to 5 weeks per treatment. Due to a compromised immune system Tianna is very vulnerable to infection, leaving her with limited visitors. The best news received recently, which put a smile on our faces, was that our son Josh is a full Bone Marrow match for his sister. This was great news as a sibling match reduces the risk of rejection, reduces the probability of relapse and a better overall outcome for Tianna.

Tianna mentioned at the start of her treatment “I will be losing my hair, so it is only fair that dad should too”.

We believe as a family and upon the request of my daughter, we will be participating in "The World's Greatest Shave". It makes perfect since that we do so by ensuring that as many people as possible are aware of this disease, the impact it has on a family and close friends. Raising money for research will one day ensure that the treatment becomes shorter, less invasive, and most importantly 100% curable.

Tianna is doing her part in helping with the above, by agreeing to undertake a trial drug, let us all do our part by supporting “The World’s Greatest Shave” by donating a little or a lot, when I shave my hair off. We all hope that this support will one day ensure families are no longer required to go through the unfortunate circumstances that too many families have gone/going through.

As the head of Oncology stated to us, 40 years ago children or adults diagnosed with Leukaemia would not survive, today pending the type of Leukaemia these odds have increase to above 80%. This has only occurred due to drug trials and most importantly people willing to donate, so monies can be spent on research and development. Sadly, an Australian still loses their life to blood cancer every two hours.

So, let us all do our part and support this great cause.

The Delcon Civil Greatest Shave will occur on 26 March, at Delcon Civil's office at 49 Colemans Road Carrum Downs.

Event Date
Jun 1, 2020 12:00 AM
Location Name
Victoria

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Natalie Ravi-pinto left a message
Apr 18, 2021 8:23 PM
Tianna, what a strong, young lady you are. We wish you all the strength and love :two_hearts:
Natalie & Val Ravi-pinto donated $205.00
Apr 18, 2021 8:20 PM
Mal de Alwis left a message
Apr 9, 2021 3:48 PM
Hi Tianna One day hopefully soon Dimple and I look forward catchup with you and your family for a coffee and talk about your school stuff! Until then, hope you get to feel better soon, take care of your self. Regards, Mal
Mal de Alwis donated $40.00
Apr 9, 2021 3:40 PM
Andrew Martin donated $80.00
Apr 7, 2021 1:25 PM
Raja Gaddam donated $102.50
Apr 7, 2021 8:22 AM
Mel Morcom donated $100.00
Apr 2, 2021 6:36 PM
Ann left a message
Apr 2, 2021 8:52 AM
Lots of love from Nana in Ireland x
Ann Hayes donated $20.00
Apr 2, 2021 8:51 AM
Brendan Kenny donated $500.00
Mar 27, 2021 8:05 PM
R Maguire donated $50.00
Mar 27, 2021 9:14 AM
Feather and Noise (Brett long) donated $500.00
Mar 26, 2021 9:01 AM
Rick Najar donated $205.00
Mar 26, 2021 7:10 AM
Scott Walkenhorst donated $100.00
Mar 25, 2021 6:18 PM
Beatriz left a message
Mar 23, 2021 3:32 PM
Hard journey to have to make, but, your family has the strength, endurance and love to pull this one through, so that the kids can go home, happy, whole, and continue their sibling arguments :)
Beatiz Martini donated $102.50
Mar 23, 2021 3:30 PM
Aleksandra Knez donated $256.25
Mar 22, 2021 11:19 AM
Egidio & Maria Salemme donated $153.75
Mar 22, 2021 11:01 AM
Janelle Collins donated $50.00
Mar 21, 2021 4:23 PM
Callie Macintosh donated an undisclosed amount
Mar 21, 2021 7:46 AM
Angela Howard donated $200.00
Mar 19, 2021 5:58 PM
Kerryn and David Ellis donated $102.50
Mar 19, 2021 5:20 PM
Ollie Gibbs donated $148.63
Mar 19, 2021 10:54 AM
Vincent Ly donated $50.00
Mar 19, 2021 12:00 AM
Gaby Nime donated $210.13
Mar 16, 2021 5:57 PM
Paul Cavallo left a message
Mar 15, 2021 10:27 AM
Great cause and wishing you all the best
Paul Cavallo donated $20.50
Mar 15, 2021 10:24 AM
Adrian Ooi donated $205.00
Mar 12, 2021 8:58 AM
Andrew and Cheryl Ooi donated $102.50
Mar 10, 2021 8:43 PM
David Pollock donated $205.00
Mar 10, 2021 5:05 PM
Privacy Requested donated an undisclosed amount
Mar 10, 2021 7:47 AM
Privacy Requested donated an undisclosed amount
Mar 9, 2021 7:41 PM
Tran Civil donated $525.31
Mar 9, 2021 6:11 PM
Paolo & Nivia Valvo donated $256.25
Mar 9, 2021 3:30 PM
David Metlikovec donated an undisclosed amount
Mar 9, 2021 2:57 PM
Johnston Project Management & Consulting donated $1,025.00
Mar 9, 2021 10:58 AM
Matti Savor donated $30.75
Mar 6, 2021 9:17 AM
Marzia Efe donated $41.00
Mar 6, 2021 7:33 AM
Bertha Cairns donated $51.25
Mar 5, 2021 7:43 PM
Helen Goulas donated $102.50
Mar 5, 2021 7:06 PM
Giovanna & Emilio Salemme donated $256.25
Mar 5, 2021 4:39 PM
Emilios Papantoniou donated an undisclosed amount
Mar 5, 2021 12:56 PM
Natalie left a message
Mar 5, 2021 8:41 AM
Well done Salv ?? Fantastic cause! Thinking of you all :kissing_heart:
Natalie Middleton donated $30.75
Mar 5, 2021 8:39 AM
Attracta OConnor donated $30.75
Mar 4, 2021 11:53 PM
Brian O’Connor donated $80.00
Mar 4, 2021 3:34 PM
Kyle Buntz left a message
Mar 4, 2021 1:38 PM
Well done Sal. Keep up the great work.
Kyle Buntz donated $50.00
Mar 4, 2021 1:38 PM
Privacy Requested donated an undisclosed amount
Mar 4, 2021 11:51 AM
Cassandra from the Leukaemia Foundation left a message
Mar 4, 2021 11:36 AM
WOW!!! :star2::smile: Hey Salvatore, you're doing an amazing job fundraising!! Great to see that you have so much support behind you and a massive thank you for getting involved and everything your doing. Please reach out if we can help with any questions or further ideas 1800 500 088 or through the website.
Stef & Enza Sepe donated $102.50
Mar 3, 2021 9:06 PM
Rita Sepe left a message
Mar 3, 2021 7:42 PM
I wish you all the best.
Rita Sepe donated $102.50
Mar 3, 2021 7:42 PM
Vernon Abraham donated $82.00
Mar 3, 2021 2:22 PM
Sally Whitworth donated an undisclosed amount
Mar 3, 2021 1:13 PM
Alan Sapsford left a message
Mar 3, 2021 10:35 AM
Tianna has such a beautiful smile in the photos sent, for a girl who is on such a terrifying journey; and evidently a brave brother - what a great family; keep strong Sal
Alan Sapsford donated $41.00
Mar 3, 2021 10:29 AM
PC left a message
Mar 3, 2021 8:51 AM
Heads up Salv...Tianna, wishing you all the best for a speedy recovery, stay stubborn and beat it! (I'm sure you have dad's stubborn gene!)
Paul Coysh donated $82.00
Mar 3, 2021 8:48 AM
Lisa J left a message
Mar 3, 2021 8:40 AM
All the best to all of you! Can’t wait to see a video.
Lisa Jarvie donated $41.00
Mar 3, 2021 8:38 AM
Jeremy Mauerhofer left a message
Mar 3, 2021 8:06 AM
We wish you well with it Salvatore.
JHM Structures Pty Ltd donated $150.00
Mar 3, 2021 8:05 AM
Brett Kavanagh donated $80.00
Mar 3, 2021 7:58 AM
Andrew and Christina Mehegan left a message
Mar 3, 2021 7:18 AM
Best of luck team Valvo! Wishing Tianna a speedy recovery!
Andrew and Christina Mehegan donated $102.50
Mar 3, 2021 7:17 AM
Paul Raworth donated $256.25
Mar 3, 2021 7:05 AM
James Dekazos donated $100.00
Mar 3, 2021 6:50 AM
Khushru Wadia donated $51.25
Mar 3, 2021 5:35 AM
Meg Traill donated $100.00
Mar 3, 2021 5:29 AM
Ferne & Gavin Carlos donated $82.00
Mar 3, 2021 4:54 AM
Tania Baird donated an undisclosed amount
Mar 2, 2021 10:23 PM
Connie Lynam donated $51.25
Mar 2, 2021 10:01 PM
Ciara Lloyd donated $20.00
Mar 2, 2021 9:56 PM
Domenic and Enza Meddis donated $100.00
Mar 2, 2021 9:22 PM
Vicki left a message
Mar 2, 2021 9:15 PM
Praying for your beautiful daughter Salv. Good luck guys :green_heart:
Vicki Dagher donated $30.00
Mar 2, 2021 9:14 PM
Beanie Kenny donated $256.25
Mar 2, 2021 8:59 PM
Paula Cunningham donated $82.00
Mar 2, 2021 8:48 PM
Angela Petrie donated $82.00
Mar 2, 2021 8:33 PM
Rich Vasta left a message
Mar 2, 2021 8:18 PM
Well done Sal! All the best to Tianna and all of the family
Rich Vasta donated $52.53
Mar 2, 2021 8:17 PM
Hargreaves Family left a message
Mar 2, 2021 8:12 PM
Go team Valvo!! Such a good cause! Can’t wait to see the new streamlined look!
Rachael Cairns donated $148.63
Mar 2, 2021 8:12 PM
Paul, Merissa & Belle Hargreaves donated $153.75
Mar 2, 2021 8:03 PM
Antonio Argentaro donated $51.25
Mar 2, 2021 7:59 PM
Natasha Schnabl donated $82.00
Mar 2, 2021 7:59 PM
Benjamin Patrick donated $256.25
Mar 2, 2021 7:53 PM
Dana left a message
Mar 2, 2021 7:43 PM
Go team Valvo!
Dana Mole donated $51.25
Mar 2, 2021 7:40 PM
Brendan Kenny donated $82.00
Mar 2, 2021 7:32 PM
Sarah Browne donated $51.25
Mar 2, 2021 7:28 PM