JUSTIN Rosenow, who is in remission from chronic myeloid leukaemia, yesterday shaved his head, raising money for the Leukaemia Foundation.
The 28-year-old window salesman was diagnosed two years ago, but as he is taking part in a low-dosage drug trial he didn’t endure hair loss.
“One of the good things about the dosage being so low is that I don’t lose my hair,” Mr Rosenow said.
He wants to raise money after seeing the progress research can make in such a short amount of time, and wanting the Leukaemia Foundation to continue its good work in that area.
“Through my experience over the past couple of years, I’ve learned a lot about the disease. And in the past 10 to 15 years, the progress in the treatments has been incredible. They’ve come leaps and bounds,” he said. Mr Rosenow is on medication indefinitely with his drug trial conducted by the Royal Melbourne Hospital and, at this stage in the process, won’t be declared cured like other cancer patients.
“I’m in remission, so the cancer is still present, but it’s under control,” he said.
So far Mr Rosenow has raised $1400 for research.
To donate, go to my.leukaemiafoundation.org.au/JustinRosenow.
Across Ballarat many are shaving their heads this month supporting the Leukaemia Foundation and The Courier is calling on people to submit photos via The Courier’s iPhone and Android apps, or by emailing them to email@example.com.