In embracing the ‘Hairless Heroes’ spirit, Redkite recognises that the children themselves are the true champions in facing childhood cancer. Their extraordinary resilience and unwavering bravery serve as an inspiration for all.
By sacrificing a little bit of chest, leg, arm, or belly hair, the funds raised during Redkite’s ’You Little Ripper’ campaign will go to providing critical emotional, financial and practical support to these families.
“In Australia, three families a day will be impacted by childhood cancer. And, while medical treatments are advancing, the non-medical impacts are often overlooked and unsupported,” said Redkite CEO Monique Keighery.
“Fundraising campaigns, like Redkite’s ‘You Little Ripper!’ are critical in raising much needed funds to support families impacted by childhood cancer. To show your support, you can choose to actively participate or generously sponsor those courageous enough to brave the wax.”
As one of the families supported by Redkite, Nathan Jepson understands the importance of Redkite’s work.
Nathan Jepson, from the Redkite Family shared that the support Redkite offers is nothing short of life-changing.
“When you join ‘You Little Ripper’ or encourage your friends and family to become hairless heroes, you’re not just making a donation; you’re reaching out to families like ours, who are grappling with the harsh realities of childhood cancer. I’ll never forget the day we learned that our precious son, Ollie, had brain cancer.”
“Ollie’s battle with cancer throws us new challenges every day, but we know that our family’s struggles aren’t unique. The ‘You Little Ripper’ campaign taps into the power of community spirit, aiming to amplify Redkite’s amazing work so that no family in Australia has to face the non-medical challenges of childhood cancer alone. We’re calling on fellow Aussies to step up and get a feel for being a hairless hero, just like my son Ollie.”
To become a hairless hero, simply register through Redkite’s campaign website; (youlittleripper.org.au). Once signed up, don’t forget to let family, friends and colleagues know that you are ‘letting it rip’ this October and request their financial support to help ensure no family has to go through the cancer journey alone.
Menchie Khairuddin is a writer Deputy Content Manager at Akolade and content producer for Third Sector News. She is passionate about social affairs specifically in mixed, multicultural heritage and not-for-profit organisations.