Ballarat is preparing to shave for a cure in World's Greatest Shave

TIME to start charging the clippers and shaking the spray can.

World’s Greatest Shave action officially starts on Thursday and runs to Sunday with plenty of people across Ballarat dramatically changing their ‘do to raise money and awareness for the Leukaemia Foundation.

The campaign is targeting to raise $3.7 million in Victoria.

Funds will help support families facing blood cancers – like lymphoma, leukaemia and myeloma – and fund research into safer, more effective treatments.

We want to see your before and after looks.

Send us photos to facebook.com/ballaratcourier or email to cos@thecourier.com.au.

Key Shave events in this region

MITCHELL PARK, FRIDAY 5.30-7.30pm

at Victoria Ice, 5 Mentay Way, Mitchell Park

Gold coin donation, barbecue and shave ($20) or colour ($5) on the night.

Note: World’s Greatest Shave participants can shave or colour for free

GORDON, SATURDAY 9.30-11.30am

at Gordon Community Market, Main Street, Gordon

Shave ($20) or colour (gold coin donation)

Note: World’s Greatest Shave participants can shave or colour for free

MORE DETAILS: worldsgreatestshave.com or call 1800 500 088.

Paramedic Sasha Peers chopped off her 10-year-old dreadlocks for World's Greatest Shave last year.

Paramedic Sasha Peers chopped off her 10-year-old dreadlocks for World's Greatest Shave last year.