Today FM's Shave Or Dye 2013 has raised over €1,379,640 for the Irish Cancer Society.
Today FM's Shave or Dye is an annual charity drive to benefit the Irish Cancer Society.
Each year, thousands of listeners get their friends and family to sponsor them to shave or dye their hair in the name of a great cause, with Today FM staff and presenters doing likewise. By shaving and dyeing their hair, participants are showing their support for the many thousands of people who are going through, or have gone though, cancer treatment themselves.
Since we began in 2010 Today FM's Shave or Dye has raised over €6 Million for the Irish Cancer Society thanks to the generosity and spirit of the Irish public.
You can shave or dye your hair whenever it suits you best. You may want to raise a certain amount of sponsorship before hitting the hairdressers or maybe you'd like to do it on a big anniversary or birthday. Whatever date you choose is fine by us, but we would ask that you send any sponsorship money into the Irish Cancer Society by the end of September.
We hosted our Shave or Dye World Record Event on February 22nd but don't worry - you can hold your Shave or Dye event whenever you want.
Cancer affects 1 in 3 people in Ireland. The latest data from the National Cancer Registry of Ireland indicates that there were over 29,000 new cases of cancer diagnosed in 2010 and this figure is estimated to rise to 43,000 by the year 2020. That’s why we need your help (and head) more than ever.
The Irish Cancer Society is the largest voluntary funder of cancer research in Ireland, and invested more than €3.3 million in cancer research in 2012. Research funded by the Society has led to major advances in cancer research and more than 650 important research findings have been discovered. With your support in 2013 we will continue to make such advancements.
If you are concerned about or affected by cancer, please call the National Cancer Helpline on Freefone 1800 200 700 for advice, support and information.
For detailed information on where Today FM Shave or Dye funds go, click here.