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KTM’s Mitch Evans supports the World’s Greatest Shave

02-03-12

Motocross racer Mitchell Evans is seeking support in his quest to raise funds for the Leukaemia Foundation through his participation in the World’s Greatest Shave fundraising drive.

The 13 year old of Cairns in far north Queensland is hoping to raise $2000 or more and is seeking the support of the motocross industry and wider community in his quest.

The choice to support the Leukaemia Foundation through the World’s Greatest Shave was a natural response for the generous teenager who personally knew someone impacted by a blood disorder.

“I met Paul Broomfield when I was representing Australia in the 65cc class at the FIM World Championships in France in 2010, he was our Team Manager’ said Mitch ‘He was just such an awesome guy who did everything he could to help Dad and I. It was a really tough trip for us, our luggage was lost on its way to France and we had bike troubles which could have easily ruled us out of contention. Broomy did his best to make sure everything was under control and supported me on my way to finishing 6th in the world, with the Australian team coming home in 3rd.”

It was not until after the event when the Evans family contacted Broomy to thank him for his help that they learned of his battle with Aplastic Anaemia. Broomy lost that battle 7 months later at age 35. It was at this time Mitch planned to take part in the fundraising campaign in his honour.

Mitch has scheduled to shave his usually tousled hair-do on 18 March 2012 at his local Mareeba Motocross Club event in the hope to raise a final collection of funds.

“With my head shaved I might have to organise a smaller helmet to race in!”

To kick off the fundraising effort, KTM Australia will be supporting Mitch with a very generous $500 donation.

We are now calling for your support and donations for this very worthy cause. To do this, simply go to Mitch’s profile at the World’s Greatest Shave website at http://my.leukaemiafoundation.org.au/personalPage.aspx?registrationID=426305 and click the ‘Support Me’ button. More information about the Leukemia Foundation and the World’s Greatest Shave fundraising campaign can be found from this link also.

Any support for this very worthy cause is appreciated and we look forward to reporting on Mitch’s progress at his race team website www.gmr-motorexktm.com.au, FACEBOOK www.facebook.com/gmrmotorexktm and www.ktm.com.au