ANZ Samoa Country Head joins ‘Shave it or Save it’ campaign

09 May 2018, 12:00AM

ANZ Bank has announced that its Country Head for Samoa, Bernie Poort, will shave his head as part of the Samoa Cancer Society’s Shave it or Save it campaign, in support of men, women and children with cancer.

ANZ has had a long association with the Samoa Cancer Society and by raising funds and ‘braving the shave’, Mr Poort hopes to sends a strong message of support to people living with cancer.

“Cancer has touched everyone in our community in some way. Whether it’s a relative, a friend, a neighbour or a colleague, we all know someone whose life has been touched by cancer,” Mr Poort said.

“I hope that by braving the shave, we will get more people talking about cancer and its effects.

“The Samoan Cancer Society provides vital support to those impacted by cancer. The money raised through the campaign goes directly towards specialised nurses, family support services, advice lines and important awareness campaigns that aid early detection,” Mr Poort said.

In the final week of the campaign, Mr. Poort’s hair will be dyed ‘ANZ Blue’, which he hopes will further inspire people to donate to the worthy cause.

Donations can be made direct at any ANZ branch before 28 June 2018.


Account Name: Bernard Poort – Shave it or Save it

Account Number:  4027508

Bank: ANZ, Beach Road, Apia SAMOA.

BSB: 010979


09 May 2018, 12:00AM

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