Hannah Macalister

I'm shaving my hair to raise money for cancer research and show my support for the 150,000 Australians estimated to be diagnosed with cancer in 2021.

I am shaving my hair for ACRF because I believe that a world without cancer is possible.

ACRF invests in the brightest minds and boldest ideas in cancer research.

Help me to be bold too and donate today to Outsmart Cancer.

Thank you for your support.

My Achievements

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Reached Goal!

Raised $100

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Self donated

75% of goal

50% of goal

My Updates

Thank you!!

A massive THANK YOU to all the people who donated to help reach this goal (and beyond), you're all amazing <3

It is supporters like YOU that make the impossible possible. Here is the latest research that you are funding:

This project will explore why some patients have a remarkable clinical response to immunotherapy and some don't: https://www.acrf.com.au/support-cancer-research/cancer-research-projects-and-grants/acrf-centre-for-intravital-imaging-of-niches-for-cancer-immune-therapy/

This project will investigate precision medicines that have the potential for greater cancer-killing with less damage to healthy tissues: https://www.acrf.com.au/support-cancer-research/cancer-research-projects-and-grants/acrf-facility-for-targeted-radiometals-in-cancer/

And this project will study how radiation therapy also triggers anti-cancer immune defences, much like a vaccine.

I did it!

Why am I doing this?

I have been colouring my hair for 10 years (almost to the day). It started as purple-brown, then over time I cycled through blue-black, black, blonde, pink, purple, blue-green, back to blonde, back to purple, back to blonde, back to pink, purple, blue, and I find myself back at pink (my favourite colour on me, I think). That's a lot of dye for a 10-year period.

My coloured hair has been part of me for so long, and my friends and family are always asking me when the next colour change will happen. So, to shave all my hair off and not have any hair left to dye, this is a big deal for me.

Cancer has touched my life in many ways; through friends, family, teachers, pastors. I decided to shave my hair to honour those that lost the fight, and to raise money for an eventual solution.

It's something that's very close to my heart but seeing as so many people are diagnosed with cancer every year, I believe it's something that touches all our lives at some point or another. I encourage you to donate, whatever you can (yes, even $1), as every little bit helps.


  • An estimated 150,000 new cases of cancer will be diagnosed in Australia this year.
  • One in two Australian men and women will be diagnosed with cancer by the age of 85.
  • Cancer is a leading cause of death in Australia – almost 50,000 deaths from cancer were estimated for 2019.
  • In 2014, cancer was the second most common cause of death in Australia and accounted for about three in 10 deaths.

Thank you to my Sponsors


Rick Arnold

Good on ya...👍


Debbie Holliday




You’re amazing 😻


Fiona Chen

Good on you Hannah! Well done! You are amazing! 😊❤


Ash Rose


Steven Said


Gab Reale

Thank you, you are such a gem! xx


Taylor And Kristina


Beth Robinson


Martha Young



Amelia Williams

You go girl!!!!!


Denise Kassis

Well done Hannah!


Mel Janosevici

You're amazing


Jenny Stubbs

Well Done! Important Cause!


Shanelle Jayaweera

GO girl! All the best xx


Chelsea Thomson


Nikki Hamilton



Well done.


Jessie Zhang

Well done girl!


Sindy Hardcastle


Madelaine Patching


Seraiah Sundararaj

You are amazing for doing this! X


Caitlin Stevens


Syeda Ahmad



SO awesome what u are doing!! Super encouraging!


Hannah Macalister