Bond students got behind the Shave for a Cure cause this month as the Health Sciences and Medicine Students Association hosted a ‘Health Day’ on campus.
Twenty-five people shaved their heads and a few even waxed their chests for the worthy cause, raising approximately nine thousand dollars for the Leukaemia Foundation.
Student Jessica Ivamy was part of the organising team and said they were pleased with the amount of support from Bond Students.
"There was a huge turn out today, it was a great success," she said.
Among those who shaved their heads were four brave women who are now sporting a new hairless look, proving that bald really is beautiful.
Dean of Health Sciences and Medicine Professor Chris Del Mar is also sporting a new hair-do after shaving his head for the important cause.
The Shave for a Cure event is held around Australia every year and is the Leukaemia & Blood Foundation’s signature fundraiser. The event is a way of showing empathy and solidarity for leukaemia patients, many of whom suffer hair loss as a result of life-saving treatments such as chemotherapy and radiotherapy.
Many Bond students from all Faculties got behind Health Day, which also included free general health checks, sexual health awareness sessions, a barbeque lunch and live music by the pool.