Shave Master Bruce's head bald

By Bruce Cairney

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I’ve taken a stand against blood cancer.

Children are our future and of children or teens who develop any type of cancer, 30% will develop some form of leukemia.  I feel strongly about trying to help in someway and I hope that you will too.

The Planning & preparing. Back in 2015 during one of our weekly instructor meetings at the Choi Kwang Do Master Academy I told the instructor team I was going to grow my hair long and offer to shave it off later for charity and again at our 25th Anniversary in Townsville I also told the other local school owners of why I was growing my hair and of my plans.

The Goal: Well, I have grown to love my long hair and it is now 7 years in the making and it’s time to make this happen!  My goal is to raise $30,000, $1000 for every year I have been supporting the local community and 30 years since returning to Australia from running m/art schools in London and introducing my Martial Art Master’s art of Choi Kwang Do to Australia.

Who can help? “Everyone!” I am reaching out Internationally as well as Australia wide.  I am reaching out to everyone.

I have probably supported just about every charitable group in Townsville. Community Groups, Shelters and run many programs, Phys. Ed. classes & done many talks and activities at local schools and to assemblies.   I was a recipient of a local Australia Day Award & presented “The Spirit of Thuringowa Award” for my community involvement. I have attended, taught, performed & presented at numerous martial art events nationally & internationally.

In Townsville I have hosted 14 non-profit martial art events and Seminars attracting thousands of people and bringing income and business to the Townsville Region & Business community.

I am reaching out to everyone to get behind this cause.

$30000 is the goal but we don't need to stop there!  

Why did I choose Leukaemia Foundation? One of my long-term instructors Mr John Hannon (also our resident Santa Claus) has retired at the end of 2021 (..for the 3rd time 😊) John has been with us since 2003.  John and Sigrid lost their daughter Fiona to Leukemia.

Leukemia makes up 30% of cancers affecting children and young adults.  When I found this out it made me feel so sad.

I have created this page to raise vital funds to help provide the special care that is needed to get families through a blood cancer diagnosis as well as to help fund more game-changing research into this disease. 

The money I raise will help provide care for those in need right now — and it will back the brightest researchers to continue uncovering faster diagnoses and better treatments to save lives. 

Please show me your support by donating to my fundraising campaign.

My Achievements

Congrats! You've hit your goal!

$80 raised - you've given a family a night of emergency accommodation!

You've covered genetic testing!

You've given a family a whole weeks accommodation near treatment

$1,000 raised - you've made a tube gene test with state-of-the-art-technology possible

You've covered 3 months of lab costs for vital blood cancer research

You've fund life changing research for 3 months

Thank you to my Supporters

$20.88

Amanda Bartel

Wonderful Cause.

$53

Emma Kett

Well done Bruce! Such a great fundraiser!

$10.44

Lachlan Cronin

$26.10

Logan Pula

$53

Total Solar & Cooling

Good luck Bruce.

$31.32

Troy Townsend

$15.66

Anonymous

$104.40

Kelly Anne Palmer

$10.44

Dan Bailey

$20.88

Daniel Smith

$10.44

Anonymous

$5.22

Ron Skilton

$20

Keith Littlewood

$47.50

Jennie Gibbons

$15.66

Anonymous

$53

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