Sponsor Uncle Fester's Greatest Shave!

"I am playing Uncle Fester in the South Coast Choral and Arts Society's production of The Addams Family Musical later this year. I will be shaving my head for the role, but wanted for this to mean something more than just a makeup decision for a show. Please sponsor me to give families facing blood cancer the emotional and practical support they need. You'll also fund vital research to help more people survive blood cancers, while improving their quality of life."

— Jon McKay

Leukaemia, lymphoma and myeloma are types of blood cancer. Blood cancer and related disorders can develop in anyone, of any age, at any time. Every day another 35 Australians are diagnosed with a blood cancer. That’s one Aussie every 41 minutes. Right now, more than 60,000 Australians are living with blood cancer or related disorders.

Although research is improving survival, blood cancer claims more lives than breast cancer and melanoma and sadly an Australian loses their life to blood cancer every two hours.

In many cases, treatment starts within 24 hours of diagnosis. If the person lives in rural or regional areas, the impact is even greater. They may need to relocate for months or years of treatment – leaving everyone and everything behind.

The Leukaemia Foundation is the only national charity dedicated to helping more Australians with leukaemia, lymphoma, myeloma and related disorders survive their blood cancer and live a better quality of life.

We are thrilled that Jon is deciding to raise money for The Leukaemia Foundation through his role as Uncle Fester. We encourage everyone to support Jon’s shave.


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