John Friedsam

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I'm taking part in Bandanna Day to stand up to cancer!

Hello all,

I'm moving my 6 months of Macarena'ing for the cause to its mighty crescendo - I will continue to do my workday Macarena's until this year's Bandanna Day - 30 October 2020.

My new challenge is to join into the cut it, colour it, cover it challenge.

If I reach $3k in fundraising, I'll colour my hair canteen blue.

if I reach $4k in fundraising, I'll colour my hair canteen green.

If I reach $5k in fundraising, I'll shave off my (greying) locks :-)

For $6k or more my beard will come off too!  Let the 30 day challenge commence!  

Note: Bandanna Day is a big national fundraisinga nd awareness day for Canteen - we can't hit the streets this year, so please support me here in helping to raise vital funds and awareness this October.

Please help me to reach my goal and together we can take a stand for young people affected by cancer. 

Thank you for your support!

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Thursday 15th Oct
I'm now calling my challenge the Macarena Shave challenge. 

On National Bandanna Day - 30 October, I'm intending to dance my final workday macarena (I started the week before Easter to help raise money and awareness of the impact of COVID on Young People and Families dealing with Cancer with the significant extra challenges of COVID on top).

So after all these months and over 150 Macarena's later, its a pretty big deal having NBD as my last one.  I'm trying to raise that vital $$ to keep our services going as demand on our web based services has spiked by 80% as our young people and families adjust to these new ways of getting support during COVID.  

To shave off my locks, I'm hoping many people come to the party with some generous donations.

I put 5k as my goal for the shave....but today I agreed with my daughter (and her boyfriend) if they donated $150 today (with the donor matching, i would let her dye my hair blue on 29 October and if It get to 5k or close by National Bandanna Day - I'll shave it off on the 30th...(12 more workdays to go including today)

thanks and HEY MACARENA!

Thank you to my Sponsors



Hope this helps


Tallulah Gleisner-friedsam

Dye it blue and shave it daddio


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Linda Jewell

Well done John Love from Linda & Keith x


The Sauer Family

Proud of you!


Kevin Jewell

Keep up the good fight John!


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Zoe Thompson

I love the idea of Canteen Blue hair!


John Friedsam


Tony Hume

way to go, John!


Cuz Kath

Go John Very impressed with your dedication to support for young people with cancer. The hair is not so blue so hoping the hair will be so so short for the shave. Xxxxx love your dancing every day


Simon Davie

Amazing work with the Macarena Marathon John, and with Cut it Colour It! Looking forward to seeing the results! 😎


Kate Wakelin

John, you're such an awesome person and it's wonderful to have you as a friend. The work that Canteen do is just wonderful and I'm really happy to support this, knowing the hugely positive impact it has, not only for young people with cancer, but anyone affected by cancer who has young people in their lives. Kudos also to PMA Global for matching donations today - that's so generous and will make a huge difference!


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Always there to support your Tiito.


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David Sloan

John, you better Tweet all pics blue and zero fade. Song suggestion for the shave: I'm blue da ba dee da ba daa Da ba dee da ba daa, da ba dee da ba daa, da ba dee da ba daa Da ba dee da ba daa, da ba dee da ba daa, da ba dee da ba daa.


Niall Quinlan

Great work John, cant wait to see your shaved head!!😀😀


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Mylie Johnston

Awesome efforts, you guys are amazing x


Nic Bailey

Go John!!


Karen Armstrong

Bluish suits you!


Paul Chappell

Shave it off mate!



Way to go, John. I respect your commitment to an important cause.


Marcus Blease

Can't wait to see the pics, well done John!


Garth Warne


Jessica Medd

Awesome John, that's a lot of Macarena'ing, if we didn't have enough of that in the 90's!


Jackie Nicolls

Been loving the Macarena!


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Liane Colwell

Sorry to be so late to the party! Love you and all your work. I’m awed by your big heart. Lx


Owen Best

Well done John - outstanding. You came to my attention via your godfather Mike Sauer who is a much valued friend. I am based in Brisbane these days.


Kim Van Valkenburgh


Tom Browell

It better be like smurf blue!


Evan Kallipolitis

You got this John! One of the best organisations I’ve ever been part of 😊


Lucinda Waters

Happy 2k! Great work!