Shaving #laraslocks for Leukaemia Research

By Lara Ebbinghaus

Hi everyone,

My love for science and my long blonde hair are two things for which I am well known and are also the two things which have lead me to the decision to shave my head in support of Leukaemia research.

It all began December 2017. Curtesy of the Schools Research Project Masterclass, I had the pleasure of attending a tour of the South Australian Health and Medical Research Institute (SAHMRI). It left a great impression on me and as such, I was overjoyed to be given the opportunity to spend a week of work experience with Bron, Tam and the Leukaemia research group (2018). During this week, both in and out of the lab, I gained a profound understanding of the importance of Leukaemia research in improving people's lives. I was touched by the stories of survivors and awed by the impressive feats being achieved by the research group.

I have had waist length blonde hair most of my life and now I would like to shave my head to raise money for SAHMRI's groundbreaking Leukaemia research.  I want to share my hair with someone who has lost their's as a result of Leukaemia. My hair will be donated to Locks of Love and the proceeds of this campaign will be donated to SAHMRI’s Leukaemia research team, to better the prospects of young Leukaemia patients! Please join me in this venture by donating to this campaign and spreading the love.

You can’t change the world but you can change someone's world! 

Ps. Come along to the shaving of my head on Friday the 16th of August for a 4pm start. The event will be held at SAHMRI. Just bring yourself and a plate to share around. More event details on FB at

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Brave action, loving it
silvija baalcke 2019-07-19 15:49:59
Major respect for this!! Good luck with it all and I hope you re doing well xoxo
Zoe Hentschke 2019-07-18 20:00:21
What a courageous selfless thing you re doing Lara! It was such a pleasure to have you at SAHMRI and I hope we can get you back when you return from your studies in Germany!
Tamara Leclercq 2019-07-18 12:56:40
Go for it Lara! Someone will wear those locks with pride!
Dale Bennett 2019-07-17 21:32:49
Terrific gesture Lara, good on you! lots of love, Sue Brian xx
Sue Doser 2019-07-14 10:49:08
Lara you are a very kind, brave and inspiring person!
Jenna Gordon 2019-07-14 00:45:43
Such a great cause, Lara! Who knew that day at SAHMRI would lead to this ! So proud of you!
Samantha Smith 2019-07-12 15:32:42
Lovely Lara... so kind and thoughtful! I wish you luck in achieving your goal and look forward to seeing the other amazing achievements that are yet to come. Good luck
Nikole G 2019-07-12 14:24:59
Sis, it s amazing what you re doing and your so brave. Support you 100 and I am proud of you. Good luck!!! xxxx
Zali Ebbinghaus 2019-07-12 14:13:35
Lara, you absolute LEGEND!! You are just amazing sweetheart!!
Felicity van Ruth 2019-07-12 14:02:25
Very brave Lara. Wonderful cause.
Angelika Jackel 2019-07-12 12:27:04
Lara, you truly are an inspiration
Claudia Dare 2019-07-12 12:07:12
Very best wishes Lara good luck with it all
Anonymous 2019-07-12 11:08:10
All the best with the fundraising!
Anonymous 2019-07-12 11:06:25
So proud of you for putting yourself out there for what you believe in. 100 support. P.S.Beanies are on me!
Andrea Ebbinghaus 2019-07-11 21:38:09
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