Kasia Connell
Amount Raised
$4,283.00
Fundraising Goal $4,500.00

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

Eep! Im doing it! Nana passed away from Leukaemia when I was five years old. Only old enough to remember a gentle smile, soft hugs, the scent of wisteria in the driveway, the sight of camellias in the garden, and the most incredible chicken soup - never matched in the subsequent 35 years of my life! For so much of the time I knew her it was the smell of antiseptic and the taste of Cadburys Caramello that she kept in her bedside drawer as a treat when we visited her hospital bed. I didnt know her well, but her incredible strength, gentle personality, overwhelming kindness and immense generosity left a lasting legacy amongst my broader family. Even at five I knew that this wasnt fair. So much so that since its inception in 98 Ive wanted to be involved in the Worlds Greatest Shave and raise funds for Leukaemia research and support. Not one to want to be in the spotlight, however, fundraising to the endgame of SHAVING my HEAD seemed incredibly daunting! So year after year it passed me by, mostly forgotten or put off by life, until now! This 40th year of my life was seeming more and more like a great milestone to tie in with raising funds in honour of Nanas memory. Month after month the idea of shaving my head with the other participants in March next year was growing on me. Tonight I logged on to sign up, and tonight I checked our family history to find that Nana passed on the 31st of August and was born on the 6th of November. I decided in the moment that this was a better time to participate! So, Im fast-tracking this quite significantly! The plan now is to shave my head in 11 days time, commemorating the date that Nana passed, and colour my hair (the whole centimetre or two ) on the 6th of November, in recognition of her life! I... am... legitimately terrified! But I know its for a good cause. Ive set my fundraising goals at the modest amount of $350, but Im hoping to smash through that with your help. Please consider donating, or if you cant then maybe youll share my link to raise funds for this important cause, and to the memory of my Nana, Eugenia Skorza. PS Almost all of my memories of Nana are feelings and sensory; warmth, comfort, flowers, food. If you knew Nana, Eugenia Skorza (nee Rurak), and would like to share a treasured memory of her (with or without a donation) it would mean the world to me x EDIT This is amazing!!! I didnt expect to reach my goal so quickly! With 10 days to go until I lop my locks, Ive raised myself the challenge of raising $1200! EXTRA EDIT We did it again!!! Weve hit my second goal in a matter of days, and with six more to go it cant hurt to aim a little higher! The money weve raised so far can subsidise support programs, provide accommodation close to treatment, and cover the cost of transport for patients too sick to drive. At $2000 dollars we begin to be able to fund research, which - just quietly - has been my dream all these years. Were so close already! Lets go!! FINAL EDIT It is done! The shaving bit at least! i shaved my head on 31st of August, raising just over $4000, an amazing effort for which I’m truly grateful and proud. If you were wanting to donate but feel like you missed your moment, no problem! I’ll still be fundraising through to the 6th November when Ill colour the hair thats grown back, so please, continue to contribute! Every little bit adds up!
Event Date
Mar 15, 2023 12:00 AM
Location Name
New South Wales

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Kazumi Barnes donated $30.00
Sep 8, 2022 9:01 PM
Annette Wilson donated $30.00
Sep 3, 2022 6:52 AM
Hunter Hypnosis donated $80.00
Sep 2, 2022 8:58 PM
Matthew Connell donated $50.00
Sep 1, 2022 8:42 PM
Mel Louden left a message
Sep 1, 2022 8:39 PM
Rocking your new look Kasia! Well done x
Mel Louden donated $20.00
Sep 1, 2022 8:38 PM
Margaret Dominey donated $15.00
Sep 1, 2022 2:05 PM
Lauren left a message
Sep 1, 2022 7:06 AM
Well done Kasia!
Lauren Randall donated $30.00
Sep 1, 2022 7:06 AM
Mel left a message
Aug 31, 2022 8:12 PM
What a truly amazing thing to do! Thankyou
Meraki Hair Society Of Medowie & Anna Bay donated $100.00
Aug 31, 2022 8:11 PM
Sue Sheehan donated $50.00
Aug 31, 2022 6:55 PM
Sian Kernot donated $30.00
Aug 31, 2022 6:28 PM
Ebony left a message
Aug 31, 2022 5:46 PM
So brave Kasia! :heart_eyes: You will still look amazing with a bald head!
Ebony Davison donated $30.00
Aug 31, 2022 5:45 PM
Analytics Anomalous donated $500.00
Aug 31, 2022 9:02 AM
Diona left a message
Aug 31, 2022 8:54 AM
Amazing effort Kasia! Good luck today!
Total Plan Management donated $150.00
Aug 31, 2022 8:53 AM
Ian Mathieson donated $30.00
Aug 30, 2022 10:11 PM
Merilyn Skorza donated $100.00
Aug 30, 2022 9:37 PM
Kasia ?? left a message
Aug 30, 2022 9:24 PM
This is Phenomenal! I can’t believe we’ve hit $3000
Mark Kelly donated $30.00
Aug 30, 2022 9:00 PM
Ian P left a message
Aug 30, 2022 9:00 PM
Well done Kasia,best wishes :grinning:
Ian Paterson donated $20.00
Aug 30, 2022 8:58 PM
The Robertsons donated $150.00
Aug 30, 2022 8:58 PM
Jason Upton donated $80.00
Aug 30, 2022 8:57 PM
Nathan Caddis donated an undisclosed amount
Aug 30, 2022 8:53 PM
Terry Connell donated $150.00
Aug 30, 2022 8:17 PM
Paul Gillogly donated $30.00
Aug 30, 2022 6:55 PM
Wayne marriott left a message
Aug 30, 2022 2:43 PM
Great cause, well done
Patricia Marriott donated $80.00
Aug 30, 2022 2:43 PM
Matt Harrison donated $20.00
Aug 30, 2022 11:42 AM
Libby Cooper left a message
Aug 29, 2022 7:54 PM
Go Kasia! You're doing something amazing and I've been loving your creative updates :) Can't wait for the awakening of curly-haired Kasia (I have my fingers crossed)
Libby Cooper donated $20.00
Aug 29, 2022 7:53 PM
Caitlin Hinds donated $30.00
Aug 29, 2022 6:30 PM
Una Greco donated $10.00
Aug 29, 2022 11:07 AM
Nikolas SKORZA donated $100.00
Aug 28, 2022 12:33 PM
Ross Connell donated $80.00
Aug 27, 2022 6:52 PM
Carrissa left a message
Aug 26, 2022 11:17 PM
You’re a weapon :smiling_face_with_3_hearts:
Carrissa Sharpe donated $150.00
Aug 26, 2022 11:16 PM
janine Mckeefry donated $30.00
Aug 26, 2022 1:00 PM
Hinchcliffe Family left a message
Aug 26, 2022 6:11 AM
Very worthy cause Kasia :heart:
Dane Hinchcliffe donated $200.00
Aug 26, 2022 6:07 AM
Yardja Green donated $100.00
Aug 25, 2022 9:07 PM
Carrie left a message
Aug 25, 2022 9:02 PM
I’m proud of you. Your courage and compassion will help so many people.
Carrie Green donated $150.00
Aug 25, 2022 8:47 PM
Lily Oakley donated $30.00
Aug 25, 2022 8:24 PM
Brian Lovric donated $80.00
Aug 25, 2022 5:19 PM
Ruby Oakley donated $50.00
Aug 25, 2022 4:39 PM
Luke Battle left a message
Aug 25, 2022 11:58 AM
Good luck with the shave Kasia, very inspiring :clap:
Luke Battle donated $80.00
Aug 25, 2022 11:57 AM
Erin Clark donated $30.00
Aug 25, 2022 9:26 AM
Braden, Cahlee and Finn left a message
Aug 25, 2022 8:55 AM
Great work Kasia! :heart:
Braden Sheehan donated $30.00
Aug 25, 2022 8:54 AM
Kasia Connell left a message
Aug 25, 2022 8:47 AM
In Loving Memory of Peter Ridgeway :penguin:
Glenda Ridgeway donated $20.00
Aug 25, 2022 8:45 AM
Kasia Connell left a message
Aug 25, 2022 8:18 AM
This is incredible!! Thank you everyone so much for your generous donations xxxooo
Steve Mclean donated $20.00
Aug 25, 2022 6:50 AM
Marie Mir left a message
Aug 24, 2022 11:51 PM
Good on you…your braver than me :) :heart_eyes:
Marie Mir donated $80.00
Aug 24, 2022 11:47 PM
Vanessa left a message
Aug 24, 2022 7:16 PM
After the event we should get together to celebrate name and share our memories with you. She was the most amazing women and we were so blessed to have had her as our grandmother
Vanessa Urama donated $50.00
Aug 24, 2022 7:14 PM
Cameron Connell donated $35.00
Aug 24, 2022 4:35 PM
Eric Adie donated $50.00
Aug 24, 2022 5:27 AM
Privacy Requested donated $100.00
Aug 23, 2022 1:33 PM
Lachlan left a message
Aug 23, 2022 12:35 PM
You are an amazing human!
Tash left a message
Aug 23, 2022 12:25 PM
Good luck and have fun beautiful xxx I hope you reach your goal for this WONDERFUL cause xxx
Natasha Duggan donated $30.00
Aug 23, 2022 12:25 PM
Lachlan Rallings donated $53.00
Aug 23, 2022 12:21 PM
April left a message
Aug 23, 2022 6:54 AM
You are going to Rock this new look, so proud you are doing it ?
Prily's Hair Collective donated an undisclosed amount
Aug 23, 2022 6:53 AM
Christine Mathieson donated $30.00
Aug 22, 2022 9:02 AM
Privacy Requested donated an undisclosed amount
Aug 21, 2022 8:51 PM
Tamara Plummer left a message
Aug 21, 2022 8:44 PM
So incredibly proud of you and your Grandma would be too! Good on you girlfriend :heart::muscle:
Tamara Plummer donated $50.00
Aug 21, 2022 8:43 PM
Patrick Paczkowski donated $80.00
Aug 21, 2022 8:17 PM
Kasia xo left a message
Aug 21, 2022 6:29 AM
This is amazing! Thank you thank you thank you!!
Johno Connell donated $50.00
Aug 20, 2022 11:55 PM
Katrina left a message
Aug 20, 2022 10:04 PM
Brave woman! Great work! :purple_heart:
Katrina & Dale Garth donated $50.00
Aug 20, 2022 10:02 PM
Anchored Cinema donated $150.00
Aug 20, 2022 9:54 PM
Lisa Peereboom left a message
Aug 20, 2022 9:24 PM
Well done Kasia! Very bold move :grinning:
Lisa Peereboom donated $20.00
Aug 20, 2022 9:23 PM
Merilyn Skorza donated $100.00
Aug 20, 2022 8:41 PM
Joshua Osborn donated $30.00
Aug 20, 2022 8:38 PM
Em Kacz donated $100.00
Aug 20, 2022 8:31 PM
Kasia Connell donated $50.00
Aug 20, 2022 8:05 PM
Max Shaver left a message
Aug 20, 2022 6:18 PM
Hello Kasia! All of us here at Shave HQ are thrilled to see you accept your mission and register for World's Greatest Shave! Your first mission briefing is to kick-start your fundraising journey to maximise your impact against blood cancer! The funds you raise will help so many families receive the care and support they need. If you have any questions or would like some fundraising ideas, give us a call here at Mission Control on 1800 500 088 and our elite taskforce will be ready to arm you with the tools and gadgets you need to shave the world!