Laura Jeffrey

I'm now a Zero Hero

My gorgeous friend, Joanne Morrison, died from metastatic breast cancer in August 2023, at the age of 42, leaving her 8-year-old daughter and 5-year-old son without their Mum. Anyone who knew JoJo, knew she was the life and soul of every room and had a zest for life and a love of the ocean that inspired everyone. Jo was too young to die. Her children were too young to lose their Mum. Her partner shouldn’t have to parent alone. It is devastating on so many levels and yet Jo is only 1 of the 20,000 women diagnosed in Australia each year; one of the 3,200 Australians who die each year from this disease – that is 9 people a day dying from breast cancer and 1 woman under 40 each week! Why can’t we cure this? Why don’t we know more about this disease? Research funding is desperately needed into the most diagnosed cancer among women.

I am choosing to raise money for the National Breast Cancer Foundation (who receive no government funding) because since the NBCF started funding in 1994, death rates have reduced by 40% thanks in large part to research in prevention, early detection and new and improved breast cancer treatments. This is a progress but so much more is needed to understand risk factors, develop new ways to detect and treat breast cancer, and improve the quality of life for breast cancer patients, and ultimately save lives.

How am I going to do this? I am going to shave my head on 1st June 2024 and post the video online! I love my hair and it’s integral to my identity and shaving it seems like such a big deal to me but in reality is such a tokenistic gesture – because I am in the truly privileged position of knowing it will grow back. However, I truly hope shaving my head will draw attention to this cause and inspire you to donate whatever funds you can to the National Breast Cancer Foundation. 

Click 'Donate' to make a secure online donation and help me reach my goal. Every donation, big or small, will help me get there. Please donate today.

All donations over $2 are tax deductible and you will be issued with a tax-deductible receipt via email as soon as you make your donation.

Thank you so much for your support!

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Fundraising Rockstar – raised 100% of your goal!

My Updates

Monday 22nd Apr


Thank you to my Sponsors

$211

Acrworld

Most of us know someone effected by breast cancer. Very proud of you for doing your bit to raise awareness and donations, Laura ❤️

$211

Sarah Squires

What a fabulous cause and your friend will be blessing you from heaven! x. May your efforts help save other affected women xxx

$158.25

Georgie O’neilll

I love this so much, I love you and I’m so proud of you for doing this. It really is a big thing and Jojo would be so proud of you. You’re an amazing person!!

$105.50

Sinch Lim

$105.50

Roisin Vdb

Awesome effort Laura. From Luke and Roisin

$105.50

Edmund Andrew

$105.50

Ny Grid Connection

All the best and well done

$105.50

Vanessa Webster

So proud of you shaving all your hair to raise money for very worthwhile research.

$105.50

Wasim Hekmat

Great cause Laura!

$105.50

Tom Smith

Go Laura!

$105.50

Jaci & Justin Henderson

You’re amazing Laura. Behind you all the way beautiful lady.

$105.50

David Roberts

Wow Laura, big gesture but a great cause. Good luck! Love Dave, Mon, Frankie and Maddie

$105.50

Laura Jeffrey

$105.50

Benjamin Harper

$105.50

Hannah Liddell

Such a wonderful and brave thing you are doing 💛💜

$105.50

Eilidh Harper

$105.50

Ryan Harper

$105.50

Poppy Savage

$105.50

Oscar

🌻🌻🌻

$105.50

Mary Morrison

Thank yopu Laura. How fantastic would that be for cancer detection.

$105.50

Rebecca And Ed

Amazing work Laura!

$105.50

Jo Soysa

You’re an inspiration Laura. I am sure Jo would be incredibly proud of you.

$105.50

Megan

Love this LJ! Xx

$105.50

Ed Mounsey

$105.50

Chef David

Power to you love. We know the feeling

$100

Sam, Harry And Oscar Xxx

Go Laura! What a way to raise money for such an important cause. Jo would have been so proud of you.

$100

Mohsen Askari

Good luck Laura and sorry to hear about your loss!

$60

Caitlin

Amazing effort Jeffers, love Caitlin, Chris & Miles xx

$52.75

Kath Elliott Pty Ltd

Good on you Laura, I lost my sister in September 2023 to metastatic breast cancer. She was 53. Thanks for doing this.

$52.75

Ian Courtney

👏👏👏

$52.75

Tiffany Marinaro

Inspirational! Great cause. F@#k cancer! Love Tiff and Terry xo

$52.75

Jack Henderson

A great cause to support!

$52.75

Shantelle Rose

What a beautiful beautiful gesture 🤍

$52.75

Steve Nethery

$52.75

Hugh Cantwell

Good on you Laura

$52.75

Monique Cook

Amazing work Laura!!

$52.75

Maggie Smit

Amazing work Laura!

$52.75

Liz Daly

Amazing effort Laura ❤️

$52.75

Yee

I lost my mom to breast cancer. Even today, thinking about her is still painful. So, thank you, Laura, for this noble cause, and I wish you all the best in reaching your donation target!

$52.75

Jessica Petersen

so sorry for your loss Laura. thank you for participating and drawing attention to such an important cause. hope this little bit helps someone in need

$52.75

Nam Quach

Thank you for sharing LJ. Keep fighting the good fight .

$52.75

Ben Williams

$52.75

Annette Adler

❤️❤️❤️

$52.75

Anna Munter

$52.75

Harriet Tennent

A powerful statement x

$52.75

Pam Stewart

$52.75

Kim Vh

Awesome stuff Laura!

$52.75

Sunny Rutherford

❤️

$52.75

Em

Well done Laura! Such an amazing effort!

$52.75

Camille Akass

Amazing Laura!! Go go go! Love you always 💖

$52.75

Libby Hawkins

You are a superstar!

$52.75

Allison Hawke

Go Laura! What a lovely idea in honour of your friend Joanne.

$50

George

$50

Athena

such a brilliant thing to do. generosity looks good on everyone and when it's done it will certainly suit you. May abundance follow for you and this very worth charity x

$42.20

Anonymous

$38.59

Facebook Donation

$37.63

Paul Coyle

$36.93

Jo Wheelahan

$36.93

Tim Chalk

Great cause - from the Chalks xxx

$36.93

Debbie Herrington

You’re amazing LJ!!❤️

$35.50

Kate Wain

$35

Linsey Wells

Well done Laura, great effort! x

$31.65

Melissa

Well done Laura on the fundraising. So sorry to hear about your friend Jo. Big love to you x

$31.65

Aidan O Mahony

$30

Aimee Leins

$26.38

David Walsh

$21.10

Lucinda Summers

$21.10

Danielle Amos

$21.10

Danielle Pedrera

$10.55

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