We dare you to go wild with your hair for brilliant cancer research. A full shave, a crazy cut, or a splash of colour. Take on the ACRF Hair Dare to raise vital funds for world-class Australian cancer research. 

Australian Cancer Research Foundation (ACRF) dares you to help save lives by shaving, cutting, colouring or going wild with your locks for the year-round Hair Dare fundraiser. 

Funding world-class research for all cancer types, the ACRF Hair Dare is a unique opportunity for people of any age to support those affected by the devastating disease. An average of 444 Australians are diagnosed with cancer every day. 

Simply register at Australian Cancer Research Foundation : Hair Dare (acrf.com.au) – then customise your fundraising page, put out the call for donations and follow through with the dare on your chosen date. 

“Whether it’s a full shave, a crazy cut or a splash of colour in your hair, you’ll be supporting Australia’s best cancer research by taking on the ACRF Hair Dare,” ACRF CEO Kerry Strydom said. 

“Two in five Australians will be diagnosed with cancer before the age of 85, so Hair Dare participants can help to ensure their loved ones don’t miss out on vital research by raising crucial funds. 

“There’s nothing like a dare to give you the courage to achieve something great. Hair grows back relatively quickly, but the impact of cutting-edge cancer research will last forever. 

“In previous years we’ve seen some wild and wacky Hair Dares – including participants shaving their hair after years of growth – as heartfelt tributes to family and friends affected by cancer. 

“Every dollar donated adds up to millions of dollars’ worth of impact in cancer research.” 

The ACRF team will provide participants with fundraising tips and motivation along the way. 

Since 1984, ACRF has awarded 82 grants totalling more than $174 million to 43 research institutions – giving scientists the tools to make life-saving discoveries into the prevention, detection and treatment of all types of cancer. 

To sign up to take part in ACRF’s Hair Dare, click here.

*Australian Institute of Health and Welfare, 2022