The Chris O’Brien Lifehouse is a state of the art integrated cancer hospital based at Royal Prince Alfred Hospital. The ‘Lifehouse’ primarily focuses on complementing state of the art treatment with education and emotional support for patients, their families and carers.
Since the beginning of March twelve of our current players, together with ten Sydney University college students have combined to raise over $24,000 for the Lifehouse through their ‘Be Brave and Shave’ campaign. The catalyst for this campaign was the harrowing news that last year’s Club Best and Fairest Jack Gibson was diagnosed with bone cancer in February.
Club Captain, Henry Clark, Undergraduate Board Representative Joe Kershaw, scholarship holder Vince Umbers along with a handful of other players wanted desperately to help and support Gibbo. They decided to shave their heads in solidarity and surprise Jack one Thursday afternoon. Jack’s brother Harry, together with Angus Joyce, Hunter Hordern and Lachlan Mactier rounded up their schoolmates at college and launched the campaign. Harry, Angus, Hunter, Lachlan and the other college boys are shaving their heads on Sunday the 2nd of April.
Last Saturday the 25th of March, Peter Fitzsimmons wrote an extensive paragraph in his weekly column detailing the fundraising campaign and Jack’s fight.
If you would like to support this campaign and donate to the Chris O’Brien Lifehouse please click here, any and all donations are greatly appreciated by the club, the Lifehouse, and the boys running the campaign.