Keely Papworth
Amount Raised
$9,371.25
Fundraising Goal $2,000.00

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.

35 Australians are diagnosed with a blood cancer, such as Leukaemia or Lymphoma, every day; this alarming statistic and the people affected are what motivate me to support the Leukaemia Foundation.

The Leukaemia Foundation supports blood cancer patients and their families throughout diagnosis, treatment and recovery by providing education to the newly diagnosed with tailored information packs, psychological support to those fearing their treatment, and from a rural perspective, by arranging accommodation to reduce the financial burden of city based treatments.

The more money we can raise, the greater ability we will give the Leukaemia Foundation to help in these difficult times, which any one of us could face in the future.

However, this is not the only reason I’ve decided to shave.

After the shock of receiving such a devastating diagnosis, patients must start immediate treatment to tackle a life-threatening condition. One of the most common forms of treatment is Chemotherapy. It has numerous health deteriorating side effects including increased bruising/ bleeding, anaemia, fatigue, shortness of breath and a greater susceptibility to infection. Add nausea, vomiting, swelling, cramping, diarrhoea and you can picture the battle these brave people face. If that wasn’t enough, chemotherapy also causes hair loss, a side-effect that can be quite confronting and terrifying for most people.

Being a Medical Imaging Technologist, I work closely with a number of cancer patients. I have seen many of these side effects hidden with a smile, an easy laugh or friendly banter; however, hair loss is a confidence blow that is not so easy to hide. Many of my patients become quite self-conscious and insecure about their lack of hair and are often labelled as the “sick” person because of it.

Although - on most occasions - hair eventually grows back, it is these times, during treatment, when cancer patients need more than ever to feel like themselves, to have the confidence, the bravery and the strength to beat their illness. My interactions with these inspiring people has driven my ambition to support those suffering with not only the health loss associated with treatment, but the loss of confidence and self-esteem hair loss can bring.

If my shave can give even the smallest amount of support and encouragement to help a cancer patient shine through their illness, then it will be worth losing the locks!

Please help me reach my aim of raising $2000 by donating below and sharing my shave campaign to as many of your friends and family as possible!

$80 can give a regional family a home for a night to reduce the financial burden of city treatment.

$64 can help someone learn about their cancer and have a better quality of life.

$53 will ensure someone being treated in hospital gets a personal visit from a highly-trained health professional so they get the extra support they need.

$30 can give families a tailored information pack to help them face their blood cancer challenge

Please sponsor me to give Aussie families facing blood cancer the emotional and practical support they need.

Click the button to sponsor me today!

Event Date
Mar 14, 2018 7:30 AM
Location Name
Victoria

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Money boxes donated $392.90
Apr 10, 2018 1:59 PM
Trivia night donated $100.00
Mar 22, 2018 4:44 PM
Emma & Bryden left a message
Mar 20, 2018 10:23 AM
Well done Keely & Al, We've donated again to help you get to $10,000!
Emma Grafton donated $53.00
Mar 20, 2018 10:22 AM
Privacy Requested donated an undisclosed amount
Mar 19, 2018 7:35 PM
Trivia night donated $4,617.35
Mar 19, 2018 5:05 PM
Manish left a message
Mar 19, 2018 10:28 AM
Fantastic Keely. I am sure your kind gesture will help someone in need and bring you good Karma. Thanks for giving me this opportunity to be involved.
Manish Mittal donated $150.00
Mar 19, 2018 10:26 AM
Trivia night donated $250.00
Mar 18, 2018 3:54 PM
Damian Ryan donated $30.00
Mar 18, 2018 2:02 PM
Janine left a message
Mar 18, 2018 8:27 AM
Well done!
Janine Honiball donated $30.00
Mar 18, 2018 8:27 AM
Raef Boktor left a message
Mar 17, 2018 9:47 PM
Excellent job Keely
Raef Boktor donated $120.00
Mar 17, 2018 9:42 PM
Sarah Martin left a message
Mar 17, 2018 12:12 PM
Your so bloody inspiring Keely! I hope you have a massive turn out tonight. And most importantly raise heaps of money for such a worthy cause. Sorry I couldn’t be there. Can’t wait to see photos! Go! You Good Thing!!! Xxxx
Sarah Martin donated $50.00
Mar 17, 2018 12:08 PM
Alex left a message
Mar 16, 2018 6:53 PM
Love you babe!!you're amazing
Alex Hannah donated $53.00
Mar 16, 2018 6:52 PM
Dee left a message
Mar 16, 2018 2:12 PM
Good Job
Deanne Galea donated $53.00
Mar 16, 2018 2:10 PM
Brooke Hazlett donated $53.00
Mar 16, 2018 1:49 PM
DONATIONS/TRIVIA TABLES donated $880.00
Mar 16, 2018 11:13 AM
Rob Del Ponte left a message
Mar 15, 2018 8:32 PM
A wonderful gesture Keely!
Siemens Healthineers donated $30.00
Mar 15, 2018 8:31 PM
Kristie Norris donated $80.00
Mar 15, 2018 9:47 AM
Steph Roach left a message
Mar 15, 2018 9:00 AM
Wooohooo go Keely!!
Stephanie Roach donated $30.00
Mar 15, 2018 8:59 AM
Alex Meakin donated $120.00
Mar 13, 2018 6:46 PM
The VIC World's Greatest Shave team left a message
Mar 13, 2018 10:39 AM
Keep up the amazing work Keely - can't wait to see your new look! https://youtu.be/oSVVoux2mLU
Privacy Requested donated $200.00
Mar 13, 2018 7:43 AM
Sarah Paige donated $120.00
Mar 12, 2018 12:10 PM
Olivia Lockhart left a message
Mar 9, 2018 2:46 PM
Keely, you are an inspiration! Sorry I cant be there xx
Olivia Lockhart donated $20.00
Mar 9, 2018 2:45 PM
Sam left a message
Mar 9, 2018 12:56 PM
Incredible thing you are doing! Inspirational!
Sam Elli Dayna Gladman donated $64.00
Mar 9, 2018 12:49 PM
Taylor Humm left a message
Mar 9, 2018 8:54 AM
On ya Keely!! xx
Taylor Humm donated $20.00
Mar 9, 2018 8:54 AM
Laura Walker left a message
Mar 9, 2018 7:42 AM
You’re a superstar Keels!! Xx
Laura Walker donated $120.00
Mar 9, 2018 7:41 AM
Nicholas Cardew donated $100.00
Mar 8, 2018 8:18 PM
Al left a message
Mar 7, 2018 7:52 PM
Love Al
Alistair Cardew donated $53.00
Mar 7, 2018 7:52 PM
Nicole Sullivan donated $53.00
Mar 7, 2018 7:09 PM
Tim left a message
Mar 5, 2018 12:02 AM
Awesome job Keely! Such a great cause.
Tim Gracie donated $30.00
Mar 5, 2018 12:02 AM
Martina left a message
Feb 28, 2018 3:23 PM
You are an amazing person, always looking fabulous, sorry that I will miss the event but look forward to the many photos of the Shave. Congrats & well done for what you are doing for Leukaemia Foundation
Martina Davies donated $20.00
Feb 28, 2018 3:15 PM
Bryden & Emma left a message
Feb 25, 2018 8:08 AM
Good job Keely
Bryden Nicholls donated $53.00
Feb 25, 2018 8:07 AM
Sybil left a message
Feb 20, 2018 5:05 PM
What an amazing thing you are doing for a great cause!!!
Sybil Hatherell donated $100.00
Feb 20, 2018 5:02 PM
The Lake Imaging Crew left a message
Feb 20, 2018 4:57 PM
Go Keely!!!!! Well done.
Lake Imaging donated $250.00
Feb 20, 2018 4:55 PM
Alex Hall donated $64.00
Feb 19, 2018 6:05 AM
Stacey & Justy left a message
Feb 18, 2018 7:59 PM
You are doing an amazing thing! Helping so many people. Go you!
Stacey Whitelock donated $53.00
Feb 18, 2018 7:58 PM
Lynda Gracie left a message
Feb 17, 2018 2:42 PM
Thanks for doing this Kelly, it means a lot to our family xxxxxx
Lynda Gracie donated $100.00
Feb 17, 2018 2:41 PM
Mikenna Papworth donated $53.00
Feb 9, 2018 1:47 PM
Wendy Veale left a message
Feb 8, 2018 11:31 AM
Thanks for doing such a wonderful thing Keely
Wendy Veale donated $30.00
Feb 8, 2018 11:30 AM
Jasmine left a message
Feb 4, 2018 11:53 PM
You'll be the most beautiful baldy I've ever known!! LOL you're my hero xox
Jasmine Grech donated $80.00
Feb 4, 2018 11:51 PM
Lowe Family xx left a message
Feb 4, 2018 2:41 PM
Good Luck Keely
Rhonda Lowe donated $20.00
Feb 4, 2018 2:39 PM
Toni left a message
Feb 3, 2018 2:49 PM
You go guuuuurrrl
Toni Henderson donated $30.00
Feb 3, 2018 2:48 PM
Maddie Papworth donated $30.00
Feb 3, 2018 2:17 PM
Tracey & Ross Papworth donated $120.00
Feb 3, 2018 7:50 AM
Karen Allen donated $53.00
Feb 2, 2018 9:13 PM
Jayden and James Hocking donated $64.00
Feb 1, 2018 5:44 PM
Margaret Jones donated $30.00
Feb 1, 2018 3:49 PM
Stephanie Verhey donated $30.00
Feb 1, 2018 11:51 AM
Sarah M donated an undisclosed amount
Jan 28, 2018 7:41 PM
James Holding donated $30.00
Jan 22, 2018 8:39 PM
Lizzie Mason left a message
Jan 21, 2018 4:08 PM
Good luck! Happy to support such a great cause...
Elizabeth Mason donated $53.00
Jan 21, 2018 4:07 PM
Muzz left a message
Jan 21, 2018 3:26 PM
Well done Keely, a beautiful person with or without hair,
Greg Murray donated $120.00
Jan 21, 2018 3:24 PM
Keely Papworth donated $53.00
Jan 21, 2018 1:46 PM