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Light the Night: in the business of beating blood cancer

Each year Light the Night gives communities the opportunity to come together and raise funds to help beat blood cancer Making these events a reality for over 37,000 people across the nation are our Light the Night partners. In 2016 together we have raised an amazing $1,931,815 to help blood cancer patients and their families […]

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Getting my life in order

Getting my life in order

Need help navigating the financial fall-out following a blood cancer diagnosis? Hear from our guest speakers at the upcoming ‘Getting my life in order’ seminar at ESA Village, who will outline solutions to common financial and legal issues arising from a blood cancer diagnosis. Guest speakers: Long term Leukaemia Foundation budgeting volunteer, Laurie Martin will discuss […]

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Brightest blood cancer minds come to Queensland

Some of Australia’s leading blood cancer researchers came to Brisbane earlier this year to share fascinating insights and knowledge that will help the state’s researchers beat blood cancer. Thanks to our supporters, we were able to help bring Professor Fabienne Mackay from the University of Melbourne and Associate Professor John Pimanda from the University of New South […]

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Loose forward lines up to send blood cancer backwards

Queensland Reds rising star Michael Gunn has becoming our newest ambassador. “I wanted to get involved because I know first-hand how dangerous blood cancers can be and the way they turn life upside down for Queensland families like my own,” the 21-year-old said. “The Leukaemia Foundation is funding some incredible stuff in the laboratory to find better treatments so more […]

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Lymphoma knocked me for six but I got back up

“I saw their loved ones sitting beside them tired, worried, and trying to show a positive face when really their hearts were breaking.” Just over a year ago, Bellbowrie Tavern’s U.G.L.Y. Bartender of the Year entrant Jo was in hospital being treated for a rare blood cancer, nodular lymphocyte-predominant Hodgkin lymphoma (NLPHL), presenting as lumps in her neck. During that […]

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Garden oasis gift to help blood cancer patients

Leukaemia Foundation Donor Liaison Officer, Emma Quigley with her daughter Pearl, and Mike Burns from Elders Realestate Palmwoods were on hand to congratulate new owners Karl and Jeanie and their children who purchased the property at Mooloolah Valley. Sunshine Coast local Christine Taylor had a wonderful vision for her garden oasis property but sadly a blood […]

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Living well with grief

Our Grief Support Services Manager, Shirley Cunningham, talks about our grief services, being alone and the positives outweighing the challenges. The Leukaemia Foundation is quite unique in that we offer a holistic approach in caring for patients, carers and families. We offer support from the beginning of their journey at diagnosis, throughout treatment and beyond, but also through the […]

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Patients and families settled in new accommodation

The 14 units that make up our newest accommodation centre, the Village Green Apartments are already full, providing a home for many families who have needed to move to Brisbane for life-saving blood cancer treatment. Thanks to our generous supporters whose donations allowed us to furnish and fit-out the units, families from rural and regional areas […]

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Improving lymphoma outcomes with personal touch

A recent review of the latest medical advances for people with Hodgkin lymphoma has highlighted how personalised treatment is improving outcomes for patients. Professor Maher Gandhi, the Leukaemia Foundation Chair in Blood Cancer Research at The University of Queensland’s Diamantina Institute, said the new approaches were aimed at “minimising toxicity while maximising response”. He said […]

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Research highlights the costs of relocating for cancer treatment

The heavy costs associated with relocating to the city for blood cancer treatment have been revealed in new research funded with the help of our generous supporters. Associate Professor Pam McGrath, from the Centre for Community Science at Griffith University, said the financial burden of getting to treatment was not well-known and was especially critical […]

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