Rob Beaver
Amount Raised
$13,000.00
Fundraising Goal $5,000.00

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

Help me raise funds for the Leukaemia Foundation! For those who know me, I have CML. For those who don’t, Hi! I’m Rob and I have Chronic Myeloid Leukaemia! (Not sure why the exclamation point, it’s not exciting at all really!) I was diagnosed in 2015 after thinking I had low iron levels because I felt like I was getting more tired than usual over a period of a couple of months while at work and university. I remember getting a blood test and going in for the results only to be told I had to take this piece of paper and get to emergency immediately because I had cancer – not quite how I imagined my Wednesday morning starting! After debating whether I should go to work later that day because I couldn’t really get my head around the idea of having cancer, I called my mum and it was made pretty clear to me how serious the situation was. I went straight to emergency and when I was rushed in before people who had visible injuries in the waiting room, I started to think “I might be in a bit of trouble here…” What followed was a crazy, whirl-wind period of poking and prodding, blood tests and even a bone marrow sample being taken from my hip (ouch!) to try and determine what exactly was wrong. After 3 days, I was told it was down to two possibilities – Chronic Myeloid Leukaemia (CML), which has a 5 years survival rate (chances of being alive five years after diagnosis) of 90%, and Acute Myeloid Leukaemia (AML), which has a five year survival rate of just 26%. I was 21 at the time and vividly remember lying awake in the hospital bed at 3am thinking to myself “I have a 50/50 chance of either living until I’m 27 and beyond, or potentially not even making it that long”. As I said, I was 21. And Male. And thought I was bullet-proof. This was a shock to my system to say the least. As it turns out, 12 hours later I found out I, thankfully, had CML and not AML. As staff were fussing over me trying to get the right medication and dosage, my mind still hadn’t really comprehended what was going on. In hindsight, I realise I had largely ignored and repressed some of the details because I didn’t want to face or acknowledge them. All I knew was that medication would keep me alive and I wanted to get on with my life – something that wasn’t quite as simple as I would’ve liked as I came to find in the months that followed. Fast forward to today, and I am happy, fit and healthy with very minimal side-effects from my medication, if any at all. However, some people are not so lucky and I feel it’s my time to do something to give back to an organisation who helped me greatly during the worst time in my life. The work the Leukaemia Foundation does is truly amazing and unfortunately it’s often the type of work you never see or even hear about until you, or someone you are close to, needs it. There are accommodation, transportation, educational, emotional support, financial, assessment and referral as well as grief support services available through the foundation, and so many people would be lost without them when they receive life-changing news of the worst kind. Please make a donation, and if you can’t, pass on the details to anyone else who can to help enable the Foundation to continue their amazing work.
Event Date
Jun 1, 2021 12:00 AM
Location Name
Western Australia

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David Prestipino donated $10.00
Mar 17, 2022 4:29 PM
Julie W left a message
Mar 17, 2022 3:08 PM
Rob you are such a Inspirational Legend given your journey. Great to play a part in your fund raising for others. We will think of you and others like you when we look at the Rajasthan Royals jersey! Thanks so much to the fab 6PR Crew, Enda Brady and the ultra special late Mr Shane Warne too! Keep up the great work with your new autumn hair do! Rob, all the very best and great health ahead for many, many years to come.
Julie Wolseley donated $7,000.00
Mar 17, 2022 3:01 PM
Julia Maiden donated $150.00
Mar 16, 2022 11:54 PM
Lynda left a message
Mar 16, 2022 6:43 PM
Your an absolute inspiration
John Nicholls donated $30.00
Mar 16, 2022 6:19 PM
Adrienne Pitter left a message
Mar 16, 2022 5:57 PM
Best wishes to you Rob. I enjoy hearing about your progress. My Mother had Multiple Myeloma which is also a blood cancer. Wishing you all the best for your future and hoping you feel better each and every day.
Adrienne Pitter donated $30.00
Mar 16, 2022 5:54 PM
KATHLEEN ANDERSON donated $50.00
Mar 16, 2022 5:21 PM
Adam Papalia donated $100.00
Mar 16, 2022 4:44 PM
Sandra left a message
Mar 16, 2022 4:07 PM
Outstanding effort! All the very best Rob
Privacy Requested donated an undisclosed amount
Mar 16, 2022 3:59 PM
Lee left a message
Mar 16, 2022 2:31 PM
Best of luck Rob
Lee Emery donated $25.00
Mar 16, 2022 2:30 PM
IB Plumbing and Gas donated an undisclosed amount
Mar 16, 2022 2:21 PM
Emily left a message
Mar 16, 2022 2:09 PM
Well done Rob!
Emily Butcher donated $200.00
Mar 16, 2022 2:08 PM
David left a message
Mar 16, 2022 12:32 PM
Good on you, Rob
David Walden donated $30.00
Mar 16, 2022 12:32 PM
Privacy Requested donated an undisclosed amount
Mar 16, 2022 11:45 AM
Nick Alviani donated $30.00
Mar 16, 2022 1:43 AM
G. S.G. left a message
Mar 15, 2022 12:09 AM
Just rounding things up. Meant Milsy’s surprise.
Gary S.G. donated $26.22
Mar 15, 2022 12:08 AM
Gary S.G. left a message
Mar 14, 2022 11:37 PM
Well done Rob. Now you get Missy’s surprise!
Janet Young donated $30.00
Mar 14, 2022 8:51 PM
Susan Beaver donated $500.00
Mar 14, 2022 5:55 PM
Kiwi pirate left a message
Mar 14, 2022 5:02 PM
Awesome work Rob, Way to go!!
Catherine Gardyne donated $50.00
Mar 14, 2022 5:00 PM
Kylie Catto left a message
Mar 14, 2022 2:34 PM
I heard your story on 6PR and was inspired to donate. Well done on raising awareness and wishing you good health for the future.
Kylie Catto donated $30.00
Mar 14, 2022 2:31 PM
Les Young donated $20.00
Mar 14, 2022 2:29 PM
Nanna Beaver left a message
Mar 13, 2022 2:59 PM
Great work!
Nanna Beaver donated $50.00
Mar 13, 2022 2:58 PM
Sue Callum left a message
Mar 13, 2022 9:44 AM
Best of luck Rob! Thinking you
Susan Callum donated $30.00
Mar 13, 2022 9:43 AM
Philippa Meagher donated $50.00
Mar 11, 2022 7:25 PM
Matt Alyssia left a message
Mar 10, 2022 10:58 PM
Nice work mate!!
Matt Koch donated $200.00
Mar 10, 2022 10:57 PM
Wynne Family donated $200.00
Mar 10, 2022 8:07 PM
Shaun left a message
Mar 10, 2022 7:47 PM
Great work Rob
Shaun Wheatley donated $30.00
Mar 10, 2022 7:46 PM
Nic left a message
Mar 8, 2022 5:40 PM
That Brad cuts some awesome hair!!
Expert Registry donated $150.00
Mar 8, 2022 5:39 PM
Julian Vicentini donated $40.00
Mar 7, 2022 2:38 PM
A left a message
Mar 6, 2022 5:37 PM
Keep up the good work mate hope you reach your target
Privacy Requested donated $30.00
Mar 6, 2022 5:36 PM
Karen Donnelly donated $30.00
Mar 6, 2022 11:27 AM
Lauren- Leukaemia Foundation left a message
Mar 4, 2022 9:21 PM
Hey Legend!!! WOW!!! You are totally crushing your fundraising!! Thank you so much for everything you are doing to ensure that we reach our goal of zero lives lost to blood cancer by 2035!! We are so lucky to have someone as caring and courageous as you in our corner!! Looking forward to your shave day!!! Not long to go now!! :orange_heart::blue_heart:
Brad Foster (6PR listener) left a message
Mar 4, 2022 7:38 AM
Keep up the great work and that positive attitude Rob!
Brad Foster donated $50.00
Mar 4, 2022 7:35 AM
Evelyn left a message
Mar 3, 2022 3:43 PM
Woo - Go Rob :tada::tada::tada:
Evelyn Botman donated $50.00
Mar 3, 2022 3:42 PM
Linda Gallop donated $50.00
Feb 26, 2022 4:39 PM
Paul Hasleby donated $80.00
Feb 24, 2022 9:51 AM
Bruce left a message
Feb 23, 2022 2:41 PM
Goodonya Rob
Bruce Welsh donated $80.00
Feb 23, 2022 2:41 PM
Gabriella Ferolla left a message
Feb 22, 2022 2:16 PM
I wish you the very best for the future.
GABRIELLA FEROLLA donated $30.00
Feb 22, 2022 2:15 PM
Privacy Requested donated $50.00
Feb 22, 2022 2:13 PM
Privacy Requested donated an undisclosed amount
Feb 22, 2022 12:22 PM
Sharne Clayton donated $30.00
Feb 21, 2022 6:38 PM
Linda Jones donated $48.78
Feb 20, 2022 2:39 PM
Rebecca & Tony Hunt donated $25.00
Feb 19, 2022 3:12 PM
Kema Johnson donated $100.00
Feb 18, 2022 1:26 PM
Privacy Requested donated an undisclosed amount
Feb 17, 2022 10:55 PM
Dan Beaver donated $250.00
Feb 17, 2022 7:44 PM
Robert Moore left a message
Feb 17, 2022 5:55 PM
Rob, your story is my story...almost identical. thanks for doing this fundraising.
Robert Moore donated $80.00
Feb 17, 2022 5:53 PM
Gerard Healy left a message
Feb 17, 2022 9:50 AM
Good luck Rob@
Gerard Healy donated $200.00
Feb 17, 2022 9:49 AM
Rachel Maher donated $30.00
Feb 17, 2022 12:39 AM
Penelope Mulley donated $50.00
Feb 16, 2022 8:13 PM
Diane Schulze donated $30.00
Feb 16, 2022 4:17 PM
Privacy Requested donated $100.00
Feb 16, 2022 4:14 PM
Nic Pisconeri donated $30.00
Feb 16, 2022 4:14 PM
Jaimi-lee Chatley donated $20.00
Feb 16, 2022 4:06 PM
Robert Fletcher donated $80.00
Feb 16, 2022 3:07 PM
Annette Young donated $100.00
Feb 16, 2022 2:09 PM
Pete McGinley donated $100.00
Feb 16, 2022 1:30 PM
Martin left a message
Feb 16, 2022 11:58 AM
Rob, wishing you and the thousands of others suffering from Cancer a speady recovery and a long and healthy future.
Martin Fisher donated $30.00
Feb 16, 2022 11:51 AM
Louise Foppoli donated $50.00
Feb 16, 2022 10:38 AM
Hilary Hornby donated $10.00
Feb 16, 2022 12:28 AM
Rebecca Shaw donated $80.00
Feb 16, 2022 12:09 AM
R & A Andersen donated $30.00
Feb 15, 2022 11:41 PM
Luba and Mick Worth left a message
Feb 15, 2022 7:58 PM
All the best Rob and wish you a healthy and happy life. People please dig deep and support Rob to achieve his target for the Leukaemia Foundation.:kissing_heart:
Luba and Mick Worth donated $200.00
Feb 15, 2022 7:43 PM
Kara Edwards left a message
Feb 15, 2022 7:34 PM
Good luck Rob :)
Kara Edwards donated $100.00
Feb 15, 2022 7:31 PM
Debbie Moran donated $50.00
Feb 15, 2022 7:17 PM
Megan Harrison donated $20.00
Feb 15, 2022 6:09 PM
TerriAnn Watkins donated $150.00
Feb 15, 2022 5:50 PM
Gary S.G. left a message
Feb 15, 2022 5:43 PM
Hi Rob Didn’t hear all the interview with Steve but thought that was you. Love your trafficking and to refer to a pop classic keep Venturing Highways. Gary S.G.
Gary South Guildford donated $100.00
Feb 15, 2022 5:39 PM
Kerrod Sharpe donated $50.00
Feb 15, 2022 5:28 PM
Hunter Dwyer donated $10.00
Feb 15, 2022 5:02 PM
Isaac left a message
Feb 15, 2022 4:39 PM
Onya Rob. Behind ya mate.
Isaac Mulcrone donated $75.00
Feb 15, 2022 4:39 PM
Brad left a message
Feb 15, 2022 4:24 PM
I have cancer too, continue being positive!
Nic Shields donated $100.00
Feb 15, 2022 4:22 PM
Brad Webb donated $50.00
Feb 15, 2022 4:21 PM
Samson Tangney donated $50.00
Feb 15, 2022 4:09 PM
Peter left a message
Feb 15, 2022 4:06 PM
good luck with your life ahead
David Hawley donated $50.00
Feb 15, 2022 3:37 PM
Trudie Winfield left a message
Feb 15, 2022 3:37 PM
Rob, all the best.
Trudie Winfield donated $30.00
Feb 15, 2022 3:35 PM
Noel left a message
Feb 15, 2022 2:46 PM
good luck Rob, I hope this small donation helps a little.
Noel Jordan donated $30.00
Feb 15, 2022 2:45 PM
Privacy Requested donated $20.00
Feb 15, 2022 2:29 PM
Dianne Jones left a message
Feb 15, 2022 2:28 PM
All the very best
Dianne Jones donated $20.00
Feb 15, 2022 2:27 PM
clive barnard donated $25.00
Feb 15, 2022 2:25 PM
Damon Sutton donated $30.00
Feb 15, 2022 1:52 PM
Oliver Peterson donated $100.00
Feb 15, 2022 1:32 PM
Mark Gibson donated $30.00
Feb 15, 2022 1:05 PM
Ben left a message
Feb 15, 2022 12:15 PM
Go hard in the paint Rob
Ben Guy donated $100.00
Feb 15, 2022 12:15 PM
Tracey Trichet donated $30.00
Feb 15, 2022 12:12 PM
Andrew Murdoch donated $30.00
Feb 15, 2022 12:08 PM
Taz left a message
Feb 15, 2022 12:07 PM
If you raise $5000 Steve Mills will get a rainbow mohawk
Tazli Bowe donated $30.00
Feb 15, 2022 12:03 PM
Rob Beaver donated $10.00
Feb 8, 2022 5:36 PM
Jamey, The Leukaemia Foundation left a message
Dec 24, 2021 11:59 AM
Hi Rob! Every dollar you and your lovely supporters raise is one step closer to finding a cure and ensuring people living with blood cancer get the care and support they need! Thank you for joining us for World’s Greatest Shave. If there is anything we can do for you or if you have any questions, please reach out by calling 1800 500 088. Good luck reaching your goal! :blue_heart::scissors: