John Friedsam

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

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October is the month to celebrate Bandanna Day!  I've accepted the challenge to dye my hair blue for the month!   (I'm even going to bleach it first, so it goes to a proper blue!) That said, we are going on the Today Show on Thursday 7 October (for all of their weather crosses!!)  and they are considering dying my hair live on air... so I'm now waiting until Thursday...seems worth it!! I'll provide more details via Facebook closer to the day.

I'm doing this to show the young people and families we support at Canteen my support and to help raise vital funds!

Canteen is the game changer. They help young people cope with cancer in their family, rebuild their foundations and connect with others in the same boat.

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

Thank you for your support!

My Achievements

Pledged to stand up to cancer

Made a self-donation

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First donation

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Reached 50% of goal

Reached 100% of goal

My Updates

Rockabilly Blue - this one did the trick

Monday 18th Oct
I kinda look like Thing 1 and Thing 2?  no?

Blue attempt #2

Monday 18th Oct
Blue attempt #2 - a bit of a blue rinse, retirement home style

First blue attempt

Monday 18th Oct
first blue attempt #1 (more a bit greenish....)

Nordic Blond Phase :-)

Monday 18th Oct
Nordic blonde results 

Here's the photo hair journey to get to Rockabilly Blue....

Monday 18th Oct
Hello all,

So many donation during our day with PMA Global and Chatime  Supported our cause by donor matching on the day.   Pushed my fundraising over $2700 - YAY.  Now let's try to bet past $3k before bandanna day.  

Thank you all so much for the support.  Overall, i've had to lighten my hair twice (I'll call this the burn phase... that peroxide stuff really stings the ol' scalp), then tried two blue hair dye attempts - this got me only to the retirement home, blue rinse look.  Then found Rockabilly Blue at a hair place and viola - the blue has arrived :-)

Thank you to my Sponsors

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Chris Gleisner

Go Johnya! You're the best xxx

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John Friedsam

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Keith Clarkson

Yay topped it up to your goal !

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Chloe Posadas

It was so lovely to meet you today John. You are an amazing person with a heart of gold. I am so thankful that a wonderful person like you has the honour to share the work of Canteen. You truly are amazing. All the best. Chloe & family xx

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Jim And Maggie Gleisner

Good luck with the fundraising!

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Brodie Kemp

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Helen Souness

Fantastic work John!

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Chatime

Matched by Chatime

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Dta

So proud of u

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Pma Global Matched

Matched by PMA Global

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Ellyn Jett

So proud of your dedication to help kids and families fighting cancer! Hope one day soon we'll find a cure! Love you! Ellyn

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Pma Global Matched

Matched by PMA Global

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Jennifer Clark

John, I love what you are doing! Please tell me your story and why this program means so much to you. If you have the time of course! I loved your dances last year and this BLUE! It looks fantastic! You need to wear a pin "Ask me about my BLUE!" you could get donations from strangers. Or at least awareness and support. :)

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Kevin Jewell

Go big fella!

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Pma Global Matched

Matched by PMA Global

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Sarah Champneys

Thing 3 you may have inspired me!

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Meg Jett

More than happy to support you and the fight against cancer. Much love and respect for all you do Uncle J 🧡

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Pma Global Matched

Matched by PMA Global

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Zoe

Blue suits you!

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Chatime

Matched by Chatime

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Niall Quinlan

Well done John and congratulations on all your hard work, you are a Rock Star 😍😆👌 By the way, the nordic colour is definitely the best😁😁

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Pma Global Matched

Matched by PMA Global

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Judy Millar

Hi John! Love your hair!

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Pma Global Matched

Matched by PMA Global

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Denise Lavell

Always an inspiration

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Sylvia Unsworth

With all my love, you know you're amazing in all you do. Always happy to support you.

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Pma Global Matched

Matched by PMA Global

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Simon Davie

Loving the new look! Go John!! 😎

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Chatime

Matched by Chatime

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Dave Nair

You the best!!! Well done!!!!

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Pma Global Matched

Matched by PMA Global

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Sarah Rossiter

Got to love your commitment to the cause! :-)

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Chatime

Matched by Chatime

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Judith Martich-osterman

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Jerri Friedsam

Cancer stinks. Thanks for all you do to support those affected by it.

$53

Pma Global Matched

Matched by PMA Global

$42.40

Tallulah Gleisner-friedsam

Hey dad, Love that you are rocking the blue hair 😊

$42.40

Pma Global Matched

Matched by PMA Global

$37.10

Dimi Rayner

You’re a pleasure to work with John - love your passion!

$31.80

Keren Mckenna

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Pma Global Matched

Matched by PMA Global

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Kerry Kalcher

That's what I call commitment John!!!

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Pma Global Matched

Matched by PMA Global

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Gill Batt

Well done John - you are amazing!

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Tracey Gauthier

I am donating on honor of my friend Kenny who was just diagnosed with colon cancer.

$31.80

Pma Global Matched

Matched by PMA Global

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Ross Jacobs

The big question is - will it stay that way??? Suits you :)

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Julie Callaghan

You rock the fundraising big time!

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Michael Sadler

Go John!

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Peter Orchard

Go Blue Boy for Canteen!!

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Shannon Mackey

Best of luck raising money for a wonderful cause!

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Leanne Jewell

Great effort as ever ❤️

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Yani Ferdinandus

Great work John!!!😀

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Team Sewell

Well done John! You’re one in a million.

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Nicole

Thank you for being an inspiration to all of us.

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Anita

Good on you John!!

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Loren Ruru

Go Thing 3!

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Peter Coleman