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Entertainment experts: Eager to please Australian performers made up the latest Tour De Force team to
put on a show for soldiers in East Timor. Included in the line up were Luke Austen and his country music
band, Mix FM's drive-time comedy duo Ant and Becks, and Melbourne rock musician Renee Cassar
(inset). After the concert, performers were treated to capability demonstrations from the deployed soldiers
and an aerial tour of East Timor in a Black Hawk.
Photos by LAC Leigh Cameron
A show of force
By Capt Cameron Jamieson
A MEDIC serving with the
International Stabilisation Force in
East Timor has created a medical mir-
acle without the need for specialist
training and equipment.
Cpl Melissa Campbell raised $5691
for the Leukaemia Foundation's World's
Greatest Shave, a fundraiser held each
March to support research and treatment
of leukaemia, lymphoma and myeloma.
Cpl Campbell said she decided to
take the plunge and shave her head after
seeing a friend do it back in Australia.
"I signed on the following day," she
"It's a great cause to get involved in
because it's not just about leukaemia, it
involves other blood cancers, it involves
research and it involves providing money
to help the people affected by cancer and
"The response from the Australian
and New Zealand troops over here has
been amazing; I even received some
big donations of $500 and $700 from
To highlight her commitment to the
fundraiser, Cpl Campbell made a public
display of having her head shaved by
visiting Tour de Force entertainers Ant
and Becks from Mix FM's Sydney and
Melbourne drive-time radio show.
"It's been an amazing experi-
ence, I've never been bald before," Cpl
"Being shaved on stage with a lot of
people watching me was interesting to
say the least, but it was a lot of fun too."
Since 1998 the World's Greatest
Shave has raised more than $106m to
fund services to support patients and fam-
ilies living with leukaemia, lymphomas,
myeloma and related blood disorders.
On average an Australian is diag-
nosed with one of these cancers every
hour of every day.
For more details on the World's Greatest Shave,
Close shave for
Just a trim: Cpl Melissa Campbell has her head shaved by Mix FM radio
host Anthony Toohey during the Tour De Force concert, raising $5691 for the
Leukaemia Foundation in the process.
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