Sunday, February 27th, 2011 - Leukaemia Foundation World’s Greatest Shave ICT Challenge
ThoughtWare CEO Sonja Bernhardt is up for the ICT chop.

Bernhardt, who was awarded a Medal of the Order of Australia (OAM) for services to the IT industry in the Australia Day Honours, aims to raise $10,429 by shaving her currently long hair as part of the Leukaemia Foundation’s World’s Greatest Shave ICT Challenge.

The de-tressing event will be held on Wednesday, 9 March, at 12 noon in the Mincom Central Forecourt, 193 Turbot Street, in Brisbane CBD on 9 March.

“It’s possible that the Annual Greatest Shave will take a lower priority in light of the recent emergency appeals, so I decided to put my recent OAM profile to good use to support this worthwhile charity under the ICT Challenge area,” Bernhardt said.

“Given that historically few women, and even fewer with long hair, opt for the full shave, I am hoping to get support to reach my target of $10,429."

Why $10,429? Bernhardt confirms that there is a valid reason for that specific figure, as well as a geeky reason, but will not reveal that until the target is reached and her currently long hair is shaved Star Trek science officer style.

Bernhardt challenges all those who have worked with her in the past or have been on a joint committee to pitch in and help support this cause -- help Bernhardt get the chop.

Supporters may donate at: http://my.leukaemiafoundation.org.au/shavesonja
You may view Bernhardt’s plea here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1OKlfTtrT30

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Funds raised from the 2011 ICT Challenge will enable the Leukaemia Foundation to continue to deliver its free services as well as expand two of its accommodation villages in Brisbane and Townsville to relieve a growing demand to house patients and their families during treatment.

Sonja Bernhardt
P: 0416 248 236
W: www.thoughtware.com.au

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