Constable Stephanie Swan from Marrickville Local Area Command was one of hundreds of people who took part in the Leukaemia Foundation's World's Greatest Shave earlier this month.
The Leukaemia Foundation's World's Greatest Shave began in 1998 and is now one of Australia's largest fundraising events, with people like Constable Swan shaving their head to help fund research into and support for those with blood cancer.
I was proud to attend the Greatest Shave event in Marrickville's Alex Trevallion Plaza and to cheer on Constable Swan as she first lost her ponytail and then had the rest of her hair shaved. Not only did Constable Swan raise over $3,000 to help beat blood cancer, far surpassing her goal, but she looks fantastic with her new hairstyle and has won the cheers of people from all across Marrickville.
The Leukaemia Foundation reports that more than 12,000 Australians will develop leukaemia, lymphoma or myeloma each year. That is 35 people each and every day, including children.
I congratulate Constable Swan, the Leukaemia Foundation and all those in the community who went the shave for a good cause.