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Shave for Ava

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Raised by 109 people in 6 months
It’s just hair, right!?

Tell that to a mother who has to explain to her 2 year old daughter why her hair is falling out. 


On 17th October I am going to ‘Shave My Hair For Ava’ 
Ava has a very aggressive and rare childhood cancer and needs a life saving  vaccine only offered at Memorial Sloan Kettering Hospital in NYC. Vaccine and associated costs are estimated at $350,000.

Ava’s mum and I found ourselves together when our babies were only a few months old. We both struggled with PND and a debilitating fear that the worst of the worst could happen to our precious newborns. 
Shortly after her 2nd birthday Ava was diagnosed with Stage 4 Nueroblastoma. 

What hits me like a rock is that this reality has eventuated for my dear friend.

Something I do know about Ava and her parents is that they are full of life. They are full of hope and live in the moment in a way that we all wish we could. 

For this hope of life, for Ava to live past her young, 2 years of age I ask for you to donate generously by sponsoring my soon to be shaved head. 

To follow this incredible little girl and her fight check out 
Ava’s Journey  https://m.facebook.com/Avasneuroblastomajourney/

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While I have been getting used to my newly shaved head Ava and her family have continued to battle this evil cancer with an immense amount of courage.
From scans to surgery Ava now faces her next stage of treatment, tandem transplant. This round is a gruelling and incredibly painful 4-5weeks in hospital targeting the cancer in her bone marrow.
I am so close to reaching my $8000 goal to go towards getting Ava her life saving vaccine. The grand total is $350,000 and while my $8000 doesn’t seem to be a large amount I can ensure you EVERY dollar counts. Please help me reach my goal by any way you can afford and know that Ava is super hero 2 year old destined for a long and happy life.



If you are in Melbourne and are free on 17th November, GRAB your family and friends, GLAM up and attend the GALA fundraiser.

Your ticket to Ava's Gala could save her life.

Ava needs life-saving treatment in New York, so we are taking you to New York for a night you will not forget. Enjoy drinks and canapés on arrival, and an exquisite three course menu specially selected by Chef David Ricardo from Chin Chin.

Set in the Grand Plaza Ballroom, our fabulous host is sure to keep you entertained in between sets from the talented Brass ensemble, live performances, and lets not forget the once-in-a-lifetime auction items.

Finally, our keynote guest speaker, Col Reynolds, OAM will inspire you with his story on how he founded the 'Kid's Cancer Project' 25 years ago.

Your support of this event is truly life-saving.

For more information visit: www.avasjourney.com.au/gala
For tickets: www.eventbrite.com.au


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Thank you to everyone who has supported me in my Shave For Ava. If you haven’t got around to donating yet that’s ok, I know how easy it is to get distracted with what the daily grind throws at you!

I would like you to meet Nell, shaving her hair together with me for this cause that is close to our hearts.
Please hit the link and do what you can to provide Ava with a chance at life. She has more of this world to experience and we dearly want her to remain in our lives and have many more play dates away from hospital. ❤️

My son, Hudson and I met Ava at mother's group in 2016. Although we have only seen her and her parents a handful of times, I felt this overwhelming need to help in any way I could. My hope is that these funds will contribute to Ava living a full life and one day she will be able to grow her own ponytail .

I need your help. Please donate as little or as much as you can and share with your friends and family.

There is no good time to shave your head, but there is no good time to be diagnosed with cancer, particularly when you are only 2 years old.
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Braving this Shave for Ava with me is another of Leanne’s friends, Nell. Here is her story and what inspired her to help our children’s little friend, Ava.

My son, Hudson and I met Ava at mother's group in 2016. Although we have only seen her and her parents a handful of times, I felt this overwhelming need to help in any way I could. My hope is that these funds will contribute to Ava living a full life and one day she will be able to grow her own ponytail . 

I need your help. Please donate as little or as much as you can and share with your friends and family.

There is no good time to shave your head, but there is no good time to be diagnosed with cancer, particularly when you are only 2 years old.  
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