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Daughter’s loss to lymphoma inspires legacy [Publish Date: 07/09/2015]

In 1997, Laidley couple, Tom and Lindy Barton lost their only daughter Carly to lymphoma at the tender age of seventeen. The shock of the initial diagnosis and then the terrible loss took a heavy emotional and practical toll on the Barton’s who leaned heavily on the support offered

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Bartenders battle it out in U.G.L.Y. competition [Publish Date: 28/07/2015]

Things are about to get downright U.G.L.Y in bars, pubs, hotels and clubs as hundreds of bartenders across Queensland go head-to-head in a unique fundraising competition.

Now in its fifth year, the U.G.L.Y. (Understanding, Generous, Likeable, You) Bartender of the Year is an annual state-wide fundraising competition held from Saturday

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Townsville cancer patients on the way to recovery thanks to free exercise program [Publish Date: 09/07/2015]

Last week six local cancer patients were the first to complete a pioneering medical exercise program in Townsville.

The 12-week Fit to Thrive program, run by the Leukaemia Foundation of Queensland and Aspire Fitness and Rehabilitation, is specifically designed to help blood cancer patients cope with treatment side effects and

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Rural cancer patients given chance to ease side effects from the comfort of their own home [Publish Date: 06/05/2015]

A free exercise DVD that will help regional and rural Queenslanders beat their blood cancer has launched today.

The Leukaemia Foundation of Queensland’s unique Fit to Thrive DVD supports growing evidence of the benefits of physical activity for people living with cancer.

Research has shown that physical activity before, during, and

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Brisbane celebrity foodies bring new cooking program to cancer patients [Publish Date: 02/04/2015]

The Leukaemia Foundation of Queensland has partnered with 2014 Masterchef finalist Ben Macdonald and Brisbane celebrity chef Ben O’Donoghue to bring a free cooking and nutrition program to Brisbane blood cancer patients.

Cooking for Chemo aims to give patients and their carers new ideas

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New exercise program offered for the first time to blood cancer patients in Cairns, Townsville, and the Gold Coast [Publish Date: 11/02/2015]

In a first for regional Queensland blood cancer patients, a free exercise program for blood cancer patients has launched in Cairns, Townsville, and the Gold Coast.

The Leukaemia Foundation of Queensland’s Fit to Thrive 12 week program can help people with leukaemia, lymphoma,

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Put the haircut on hold and sign up to shave today! [Publish Date: 02/02/2015]

Notice something different about your fellow Queenslanders? Lots of long frizzy hair, scruffy beards or wild dreadlocks? People across the state are avoiding the hairdresser’s scissors and barber’s blades in preparation for the World’s Greatest Shave.

Sign up today at worldsgreatestshave.com and

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World’s Greatest Shave 2015 registrations are now open! [Publish Date: 17/12/2014]

Queenslanders are now being invited to take the brave step of shaving to help beat blood cancer. Join thousands across the state committed to making a real difference to the lives of those affected by blood cancer by signing up now at

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World Lymphoma Day Raises Awareness for Australia’s Most Common Blood Cancer [Publish Date: 09/09/2014]

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Toowoomba resident Katherine Marshall was diagnosed with Hodgkin lymphoma the night before her wedding day. Despite not knowing much about the blood cancer, which can spread to almost any part of the body,

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Blood cancer support now available in Cairns [Publish Date: 02/09/2014]

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The Leukaemia Foundation of Queensland has welcomed their first-ever Support Services Coordinator in Cairns, for patients and families affected by a blood cancer.

Donna Vrancken started this week, and aims to improve the access far north Queenslanders have to

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