Mo for the money, two for the show
HANDS up if you have looked at QT sport editor David Lems and said: “Lemsy's mo has got to go”.
After more than 26 years at the QT, Lemsy will shave off his distinctive moustache – for a worthy cause.
Lemsy said his mo had served him well as he passionately covered regional sport, four Commonwealth Games and the 2000 Sydney Olympics.
It even survived numerous hot summers, many memorable fishing trips and plenty of Ipswich sporting celebrations.
But a $1000 donation from Ipswich Mayor Paul Pisasale was too tempting for Lemsy to refuse if it helped the Leukemia Foundation find a cure for the terrible disease.
“I've decided it's time,” Lemsy said. “It's my time to end an era and help raise some cash for Team QT supporting this year's World's Greatest Shave. I hope other people in the sports community do the same and have some fun too.”
Mayor Pisasale said he was more than happy to support Shave for a Cure and Lemsy's shave.
“It's a great cause. I can't wait to see what he looks like without it,” Cr Pisasale said.
“I reckon all the people Lemsy's supported over the years should support him and the Leukemia Foundation.”
Former QT softball columnist and Leukaemia Foundation branch manager Wayne Gaddes said the money raised would go to a worthy cause.
“Every day five Queenslanders are diagnosed with leukemia or other blood-related disorders, and every one of them will benefit from Lemsy's efforts,” Mr Gaddes said.
“With over a million dollars spent on research by the Leukemia Foundation of Queensland alone last year, and all its services including free accommodation, David and Team QT's fundraising and awareness will directly make the lives of leukemia patients and their families that much better.”
To donate to Team QT, go to my.leukaemiafoundation.org.au/qt.