Paul Zerafa has just had a great hair day. Having grown his hair in dreadlocks for just over 12 years, today he took part in the World’s Greatest Shave and raised over $9,000 for the Leukaemia Foundation.
Paul is a medical scientist at the Princess Alexandra Hospital in Brisbane. He specialises in haematology and so is often involved in diagnosing blood cancers such as leukaemia. Paul says,
“There are many different types of blood cancer and my job is to identify what type of cancer a patient has which determines the type of treatment they require. Blood cancer is more common that what you think. It doesn’t discriminate between anyone, it affects all of us regardless of our age, race or gender.”
Paul’s initial target was $4,800 which would fund three months of laboratory costs for research into a cure. His final to date will double that.
“I hope this one small act goes a long way towards finding better treatment options and eventually a cure for all blood cancers.”