Have you ever heard of a gal shaving her head in the name of shark protection? That’s just what Divemaster, Heather Murray did during Project AWARE’s global Finathon™ - smashing fundraising targets and raising more than $8000 to support sharks. We couldn’t be more inspired.
Among all the Finathon teams globally, Heather quickly secured first place on the leaderboard of events when she made her initial pledge on Facebook: "I decided to do something a bit radical... I want to help protect shark species, so I have decided that if I can raise $500 by the 8th of July I will shave my hair off in a stand against shark fining....gulp!” Just three days after her Facebook announcement, her fundraising goal was smashed.
True to her word, on July 9th at 6:00 pm in Little Cayman, Heather’s 29th birthday, she concluded her presentation about threats to sharks and the need for global shark protection and then let the biggest Finathon donors line up to chop her locks. Thank you to the amazing Heather and every single Finathon champion around the world. Together, we’re: Fighting to stop shark finning, Insisting on full protections for critically endangered sharks and Negotiating stronger policies to ensure a brighter future for all sharks.
It’s not too late to organize a wacky Finathon shark challenge of your own. Visit www.projectaware.org/Finathon to get started.