Ross to take part in World's Greatest Shave
nib Newcastle Knight Nathan Ross is taking part in the World’s Greatest Shave next week and is urging everyone to dig deep for the cause.
“I believe it’s close to everyone as individuals,” Ross said.
“35 Australians every day are diagnosed with some form of blood cancer and with the money raised hopefully we can find a cure.”
More than 60,000 Australians are living with blood cancer or related disorders, and the equivalent of one person every 41 minutes is diagnosed.
Although research is improving, sadly an Australian loses their life to blood cancer every two hours.
Ross is inviting Leukaemia survivors, people fighting the disease and supporters to come down to training on Tuesday, March 6 to watch him loose his blonde locks, under the guidance of teammate Danny Levi.
The Knights winger is trying to raise $2000 for the cause and is falling short of his goal, so is urging everyone to get behind him by donating generously.
“I’m not quite at the $2000 goal I want to be, we’re just under the $1000 mark so I’m calling on all people, not just Knights fans but fans of rugby league in general or whoever, to spare a couple of dollars because that money can go towards saving someone’s life,” Ross explained.
“There’s been a few times in pre-season where I have wanted to cut my hair because it’s been so hot, but I knew I was growing my hair for a good cause so hopefully everyone will get behind me.”
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