Help Charlie’s Tuff fight against blood cancer
After seeing his older brother Charlie go through months of gruelling blood cancer treatment, Jamie Grant knew he wanted to do something to make a difference.
When his workmates at Tuff Bullbars in Toowoomba said they wanted to get behind the Leukaemia Foundation’s World’s Greatest Shave, he thought it was the perfect opportunity. Before he was diagnosed, Charlie and his wife were going through IVF treatment in the hopes of welcoming a sibling for their daughter.
“I had niggling back pain that was giving me trouble,” Charlie explained. “I went in for blood tests as part of the IVF and they came back with some strange results.” Charlie was eventually given the devastating news he had a blood cancer called myeloma. “I started chemotherapy immediately,” Charlie said. “I was like a deer in the headlights.”
Thanks to the generosity of your support, Charlie and his family were able to stay together at our accommodation centres in Brisbane during his treatment. Jamie and his Tuff Bullbars colleagues hope to raise $2,000, with Tuff Group Australia hoping to raise an incredible $30,000 nationwide.
“I will be sad to see my hair go but I know I’m very lucky to still have my brother,” 43-year-old Jamie said. “It’s my way of doing something for him.”
Each year, more than 20,000 Australians get sponsored to shave or colour their hair during World’s Greatest Shave. Tuff Group General Manager Mark Casey said the team have embraced the opportunity to help people affected by blood cancer.
“At the Tuff Group we recognise the work undertaken by the Leukaemia Foundation and the way it supports regional families,” Mark said. “Given that Jamie, one of our long standing employees, has seen his brother impacted by blood cancer we were even more inclined to get involved.”
World’s Greatest Shave is on March 16-19. Sign up yourself or get your business involved by visiting worldsgreatestshave.com today.