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League star to shave his head for Child Cancer


Media Release
12 November, 2008

League star to shave his head for Child Cancer


Shave your lid for a Brave Kid this Summer and Help Child Cancer
Child Cancer Foundation targets 1500 heads for funrazor 2008


League star Steve Price has fought many battles on the field during his 14 year rugby league career, but this December he will be putting his weight behind another battle when he shaves his head to support brave kids who have lost their hair in the fight against cancer.˙

The Child Cancer Foundation is calling for other brave New Zealanders to get behind funrazor, the nationwide event where people shave their hair in support of children with cancer.

On Thursday 4 December 2008 Kiwis all over the country can help children undergoing cancer treatment by losing their locks at one of 22 funrazor shaving stations throughout New Zealand.

The annual event, which originated in Christchurch in 2003, is now a major national event which sees individuals, families, businesses and entire communities embrace the spirit of funrazor. Last year alone, funrazor saw 670 heads shaved and more than half a million dollars donated.

In 2008 the Child Cancer Foundation is challenging Kiwis to double the amount of locks lopped last year with a target of 1500 heads in a bid to raise $750,000.

“With 4.1 million heads in New Zealand we think our target is realistic!” says Neil Porteous, Child Cancer Foundation CEO.˙ “Registrations are now open at www.funrazor.org.nz and we’re asking New Zealanders to take up the challenge and help us make this the most successful funrazor to date.”

All money raised by funrazor goes directly to fund ongoing Child Cancer Foundation support programmes to help children and families affected by childhood cancer throughout the country.

“By shaving your lid for a brave kid, not only are you showing support for children undergoing treatment, you are enabling us to continue to provide essential services to children and families affected by childhood cancer,” he says.

To sign up for funrazor please visit www.funrazor.org.nz or phone 0508 FUNRAZOR to register your own funrazor event.

Funrazor shave stations include:

Ashburton˙˙˙˙˙˙˙˙˙˙˙˙˙˙˙˙˙˙˙˙ The Chessboard, East Street, Ashburton (December 4, 5pm)
Timaru˙˙˙˙˙˙˙˙˙˙˙˙˙˙˙˙˙˙˙˙˙˙˙˙˙ Speights Ale House, 2 George Street (December 4, 5pm)
Christchurch˙˙˙˙˙˙˙˙˙˙˙˙˙˙˙˙˙ Cathedral Square (December 4, 5pm)
Lincoln˙˙˙˙˙˙˙˙˙˙˙˙˙˙˙˙˙˙˙˙˙˙˙˙˙ Lincolnvale, Gerald Street (December 4, 12.30pm)
Otaki˙˙˙˙˙˙˙˙˙˙˙˙˙˙˙˙˙˙˙˙˙˙˙˙˙˙˙˙ Levin Classic, Otaki-Maori Racecourse (November 28, 3pm)
Nelson˙˙˙˙˙˙˙˙˙˙˙˙˙˙˙˙˙˙˙˙˙˙˙˙˙ 1903 Site, Trafalgar Street, Nelson (December 4, 5pm)
Palmerston North˙˙˙˙˙˙˙˙˙ Rose & Crown Olde English Pub, Main Street,
˙˙˙˙˙˙˙˙˙˙˙˙˙˙˙˙˙˙˙˙˙˙˙˙˙˙˙˙˙˙˙˙˙˙˙ Palmerston North (December 4, 5.30pm)
Wellington˙˙˙˙˙˙˙˙˙˙˙˙˙˙˙˙˙˙˙˙ Midland Park, Wellington (December 4, 4.30pm)
Upper Hutt˙˙˙˙˙˙˙˙˙˙˙˙˙˙˙˙˙˙˙ Upper Hutt Cossie Club, 11 Logan St, Upper Hutt (December 4, 6.30pm)
Motueka˙˙˙˙˙˙˙˙˙˙˙˙˙˙˙˙˙˙˙˙˙˙˙ Goodman Park (December 6)
Auckland˙˙˙˙˙˙˙˙˙˙˙˙˙˙˙˙˙˙˙˙˙˙ Cnr Customs & Queen Streets (outside Westfield Downtown) (December 4, 5pm)
Napier- Ahuriri˙˙˙˙˙˙˙˙˙˙˙˙˙˙ The Crown Hotel, Cnr Bridge and Hardinge Road, Ahuriri (December 4, 4.30pm)
Napier- Taradale˙˙˙˙˙˙˙˙˙˙˙ The Duke of Gloucester, 389 Gloucester St, Taradale (December4, 4.30pm)
Whangarei˙˙˙˙˙˙˙˙˙˙˙˙˙˙˙˙˙˙˙˙ Cameron Street Mall, Whangarei (December 4, 12.30pm)
Hamilton˙˙˙˙˙˙˙˙˙˙˙˙˙˙˙˙˙˙˙˙˙˙ Civic Plaza, Hamilton (December 6, 12pm)
Tauranga˙˙˙˙˙˙˙˙˙˙˙˙˙˙˙˙˙˙˙˙˙˙ The Village on 17th Ave (December 6, 4pm)
Rotorua˙˙˙˙˙˙˙˙˙˙˙˙˙˙˙˙˙˙˙˙˙˙˙˙˙˙˙˙˙˙˙˙˙˙˙ The Soundshell, Rotorua Lakefront (December 7, 11am)
Te Kauwhata˙˙˙˙˙˙˙˙˙˙˙˙˙˙˙˙ A & P Show (December 13, 12pm)
New Plymouth˙˙˙˙˙˙˙˙˙˙˙˙˙˙ Location TBC (December 4, 5pm)
Dunedin˙˙˙˙˙˙˙˙˙˙˙˙˙˙˙˙˙˙˙˙˙˙˙ The Octagon (December 4, 5pm)
Invercargill˙˙˙˙˙˙˙˙˙˙˙˙˙˙˙˙˙˙˙ Speights Ale House, 3 Dee Street, Invercargill
˙˙˙˙˙˙˙˙˙˙˙˙˙˙˙˙˙˙˙˙˙˙˙˙˙˙˙˙˙˙˙˙˙˙˙ (December 4, 5pm)
Queenstown˙˙˙˙˙˙˙˙˙˙˙˙˙˙˙˙˙ Earnslaw Park, Queenstown (December 4, 5pm)

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