Pepper Money CEO raises money for World’s Greatest Shave

Industry urged to support and donate

Pepper Money CEO raises money for World’s Greatest Shave


By Ryan Johnson

Pepper Money’s CEO, Mario Rehayem, is preparing to participate in the World’s Greatest Shave alongside his two young sons, George and Alexander, raising funds to combat blood cancer.

The family team fundraising for the Leukaemia Foundation's campaign has reached its goal of $40,000, making them currently the second-highest fundraiser nationally. The team will shave their heads on March 14.

For Mario Rehayem, this event is particularly significant as he is a fervent supporter of cancer research and support services. It will be his second time participating, as he was the top fundraiser in the 2020 event, raising an impressive $37,242.

"Together with my boys, George and Alexander, we’re ditching the hair gel and getting razors out to take part in the World’s Greatest Shave,” he said. “Shaving our heads symbolises our commitment to stand in solidarity with those battling cancer, showing our support for their courage and resilience.”

“Funds raised will go towards research, prevention, and patient care through the Leukaemia Foundation. We believe every donation – no matter how small – can make a significant impact…”

A family team effort for a worthy cause

The World’s Greatest Shave, organised by the Leukaemia Foundation, raises vital funds to support research, provide free accommodation for patients and their families, and offer emotional and practical support to individuals battling blood cancer.

“Blood cancer is Australia's hidden cancer crisis. There are 140,000 families facing blood cancer right now. And it takes the lives of 16 Australians every day,” Rehayem said.

“These numbers are set to double by 2035. Unless we do something about it. That's why we've signed up for the World's Greatest Shave.”

Rehayem also emphasised the significance of having his sons by his side in this philanthropic endeavour, stating, "Having my boys join me in this meaningful cause is incredibly special.

“It's an opportunity for us to bond as a family while teaching them the importance of giving back to the community and standing in solidarity with those in need. I’m really proud of my boys for taking part alongside me."

Rehayem urges industry support

The Rehayems will shave their locks on Thursday March 14 with an audience of close family, friends, and colleagues watching on.

Mario Rehayem encourages everyone to show their support by donating to this worthy cause and spreading awareness about the fight against blood cancer.

“Your donation means that together, we're working to stop blood cancer in its tracks,” he said.

“Any amount – big or small – will make a real, tangible difference.”

To donate to the Rehayems’ fundraising page, click here.

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