Victorian Institute of Sport

Jack Wilson | #TheDreadedShave

Thursday, 12 December 2019

As part of the PGA of Australia’s Yellow Day, to be held on Friday 20 December during round two of the 2019 Australian PGA Championship on the Gold Coast, Jack Wilson has agreed to shave off his infamous dreadlocks in support of kids living with concern, if $20,000 can be raised. 

Wilson wants to use this opportunity to raise awareness of a fantastic initiative that is taking place next week. On 20 December at the Australian PGA Championship everyone from players, spectators, volunteers and officials will be encouraged to wear yellow in memory of Jarrod Lyle and the #DoingItForJarrod initiative. This idea comes under the guidance of Challenge – supporting kids with cancer, an incredible charity organisation that promise to deliver practical, personalised services of exceptional quality to ensure that children and families living with cancer are well supported throughout their cancer journey.

The money that is raised will be donated to Challenge, and more specifically will go towards making real hair wigs for kids that lose their hair during treatment, a gift of confidence that can sometimes provide the normality and difference kids desperately need. The cost required to make a single wig is often out of reach for a family already burdened with treatment expenses, approximately $4,000 per wig, but the true value of a wig is priceless. 

To make all of this happen, and to reach the goal, Wilson is asking for YOUR help. This event has been called "THE DREADED SHAVE" and Wilson is urging all of you to get behind this great initiative, which in turn will help us to positively impact the lives of young people living with cancer.

To donate, please head to www.challenge.org.au/donation/ and select "the Dreaded Shave" in donation type. 

If you are wishing to attend the Australian PGA Championship and/or Yellow Day, please visit https://championship.pga.org.au/

 

 

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