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 some friends. More event details on FB at

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Anonymous 2019-09-17 16:24:48
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Kirsten Ohlhaber 2019-08-27 20:20:16
Jane Pope 2019-08-27 20:18:24
Anonymous 2019-08-27 17:55:50
John Newton 2019-08-21 08:27:47
Well done Lara, From Johnny Glew
Anonymous 2019-08-17 19:38:54
Wow!! You still look beautiful. Very proud of you
Mary Mary 2019-08-17 19:33:44
Anonymous 2019-08-16 17:30:46
Suzette Lamshed 2019-08-16 11:46:36
Good on you, Lara, such a good cause to support. I can t wait to see your new look!
Rene Malingre 2019-08-16 11:14:14
You re an inspiration Lara, well done!
Bec Miller 2019-08-16 10:58:15
Awesome Job.
David Albano 2019-08-16 10:46:19
Awesome cause Lara... trust you ve got a beanie or two ready!!!
Jane Heard 2019-08-16 08:39:38
Such an amazing thing to do so inspirational. Super proud of you.
Anonymous 2019-08-15 15:44:21
Go get them love. Onward and upward. Love your passion xx
Prue Blackmore 2019-08-15 14:54:58
Go girl
Haixia Wen 2019-08-15 13:35:09
Such an amazing thing that you re doing Lara.
Melissa Sheldon 2019-08-15 13:13:45
Well done young lady ! Very proud of you !!
Maria Cowie 2019-08-14 22:30:10
Anonymous 2019-08-14 21:35:25
Lara you are so amazing, keep doing what you are doing! So proud of you I m sorry I can t make it there on Friday
Eva Lockhart 2019-08-14 21:29:18
I m so so proud of you for doing this very selfless act. You re an inspiration! Millie Walters and Family
Millie Walters 2019-08-14 20:22:08
Congratulations Lara! Your a very brave and caring young lady! All the very best from Mary Vannini and Howard Guerin.
La Vita Fresh Pasta Vita Fresh Pasta 2019-08-14 15:39:18
You are an inspiration Lara!
Laidlaw Family 2019-08-14 11:01:20
A heartwarming effort Lara. Well done!
John Craven 2019-08-14 09:39:09
Your genuine empathy is inspiring Lara. A great cause you are supporting! Well done!
Tracey Wallace 2019-08-13 22:39:08
Good work Lara!
Matthew Giddings 2019-08-13 20:52:13
Great work Lara!
Blake Booth 2019-08-13 20:47:58
Great work Lara!
Blake Booth 2019-08-13 20:47:01
so proud of you lara! what you are doing is amazing and shows how incredible of a person you are! xxxx
Erin Cameron 2019-08-13 18:20:57
This is an amazing thing you are doing!! So proud xx
Jessica Tulla 2019-08-13 17:26:08
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Scotch College Adelaide Senior School 2019-08-13 16:28:35
This is an amazing thing that you are doing Lara. I m sorry that I can t be there on Friday, but what you are doing is inspiring a lot of people. All the best.
Ewen Graham 2019-08-13 13:07:27
Well done Lara! Your passion is inspiring, sorry I can t make the event! Mrs Hockenhull xx
Liana Hockenhull 2019-08-13 09:31:18
I am in awe of you! Such a brave and selfless act to show your support of those with Leukaemia. Good luck for Friday, I will be thinking of you.
Marie Beanland 2019-08-12 22:48:40
Anonymous 2019-08-12 19:48:44
Good Luck Lara! Great cause. Awesome to see a young person willing to help others and help Science gotta love science!
Lachlan Archibald 2019-08-12 17:15:57
Fantastic job in raising money for a good cause.
Karen Davies 2019-08-12 16:20:28
Wonderful to see such passion for and dedication to medical research thank you for your support Lara.
Verity Saunders 2019-08-12 01:35:22
Good Job Lara! Keep it up xx
Lothar Ebbinghaus 2019-08-11 17:55:54
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