Elders Albany to shave, wax and dye hair pink for McGrath Foundation - Elders Rural Services
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Elders Albany to shave, wax and dye hair pink for McGrath Foundation

On Saturday, 28 July the Elders Albany branch will make grown men cry for the McGrath Foundation, with staff members volunteering to shave or dye their hair pink and hairy men waxing their legs in return for donations from the public.

With one staff member even volunteering to get his back waxed if he can raise $1,000, members of the public can also join in the fun, and those donating $10 or more are given the option of tearing off a wax strip themselves!

The event is part of an Elders nation-wide fundraiser to celebrate the company’s five year relationship with the McGrath Foundation.

Regional Manager, Andrew Orr said that the fundraiser was a fun way of assisting the Foundation in supporting and giving back to the communities in which Elders operate.

“The McGrath Foundation would like every Australian family experiencing breast cancer to have access to the support of a breast care nurse. We currently have one of these nurses based here in Albany and we would like to help secure her position for the future,” he said.

This July, Elders is celebrating five years of supporting the McGrath Foundation with an additional $31,000, donating $1,000 every day in July to the Foundation to mark the event, and further funding from events run by branches and staff adding to the donation.

Since 2007, Elders and staff have donated more than $300,000 to the McGrath Foundation which has helped fund the McGrath Elders Breast Care Nurse based at the Royal Flying Doctor Service base in Broken Hill, where the position literally takes to the skies to support Australian families experiencing breast cancer in areas as far reaching as Far West New South Wales, South West Queensland and North East South Australia.

To date, the McGrath Foundation has a network of 75 McGrath Breast Care Nurses working nationally who have helped support more than 12,000 Australian families through a breast cancer experience.

The festivities commence at 10am, with further funds generated for the McGrath Foundation by means of a raffle and food and drink available for purchase.