Shortly after Adem was diagnosed, Adem and his family created Team Adem for the Leukaemia Foundation’s main fundraiser – The World’s Greatest Shave, which is held each year in March. With some amazing support and an extraordinary effort from family, friends, the local Woolworths and the community and other businesses Team Adem ended up raising over $42,000 for the Foundation in 2011. Since then Team Adem and it’s supporters have raised just on $600 000 for the Leukaemia Foundation of Qld. Funds raised have and continue to help many patients and families affected by a blood cancer diagnosis. Funds have also contributed to vital research projects for better treatment options and hopefully one day a cure
World’s Greatest Shave raises about half the money the Leukaemia Foundation needs to fund it’s important work – providing practical and emotional support to people with blood cancer, as well as investing millions in research.
In the last 15 years over a million people have shaved or coloured their hair.