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More Blood Cancer Support Available for Townsville and Mackay Residents [Publish Date: 25/08/2014]

25 August 2014 – Download file

The Leukaemia Foundation of Queensland has welcomed a new staff member in Townsville, expanding the range of support available to northern Queensland blood cancer patients and their families.

Karen Szymanski started earlier this month as Townsville’s Support

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Fit to Thrive proven to help cancer patients’ health and quality of life [Publish Date: 06/08/2014]

31 July 2014 – Download file

An evaluation of the Leukaemia Foundation of Queensland’s new pilot exercise program has shown improved outcomes for blood cancer patients in strength, flexibility, and even mental health.

Four groups have now completed the Fit to Thrive 12 week

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National MDS Day Raises Awareness for Rare Pre-leukaemic Disease [Publish Date: 03/07/2014]

3 July 2013 – Download file

When doctors told Jad Harris he had MDS, the 27-year-old from Bardon didn’t even know what it was. Most people wouldn’t.

Myelodysplastic syndromes (MDS) are a group of diseases that affect the production of normal blood cells in the

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Bartenders invited to get U.G.L.Y. for a beautiful cause [Publish Date: 27/06/2014]

27 June 2014 - Download file

Registrations for the Leukaemia Foundation’s U.G.L.Y. Bartender of the Year competition are now open! U.G.L.Y. stands for “Understanding, Generous, Likeable You” and this fun and funky fundraiser is all for a beautiful cause. From 26 July to 8 September, participating bartenders will compete by

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Leukaemia Doorknock funds patient support and research [Publish Date: 18/06/2014]

10 June 2014 - Download File

The Leukaemia Foundation of Queensland’s annual Doorknock Appeal begins on Saturday 14 June and runs to Friday 27 June raising vital funds for blood cancer research and patient support services.

Please give generously when the volunteer doorknocker calls. With six Queenslanders diagnosed each day with

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Fashion and High Tea for leukaemia cause [Publish Date: 18/06/2014]

20 May 2014 - Download File

Join the Leukaemia Foundation Lockyer-Brisbane Valley Branch for an afternoon of culinary delights and couture on Saturday 21 June from 2pm to 4:30pm. The branch will host a high tea and fashion parade at the Lockyer Valley Cultural Centre to raise funds to support

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Leukaemia Foundation seeks volunteer army [Publish Date: 13/05/2014]

7 May 2014 - Download File

This National Volunteer week the Leukaemia Foundation of Queensland is seeking 80 keen volunteers to assist at the upcoming Brisbane Marathon Festival of which the Foundation is the charity partner.

During National Volunteer week (12 – 18 May), the Leukaemia Foundation recognises the invaluable support

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IGA Leukaemia Foundation Charity Race Day [Publish Date: 07/05/2014]

6 May 2014 – Download File

The 16th annual IGA Leukaemia Foundation Charity Race Day will be held at Cannon Racecourse on Saturday 21 June. Come along for a fiesta of fashion, fillies and fun and help raise funds for the Leukaemia Foundation of Queensland.

Events Coordinator for

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Blood Cancer Support Now Available on the Gold Coast [Publish Date: 07/05/2014]

7 May 2014 – Download file

The Leukaemia Foundation of Queensland’s Gold Coast office can now offer full-time direct support to patients and families who have been affected by a blood cancer.

Ann Scholz started last week as the Gold Coast’s inaugural Support Services

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National Myeloma Awareness Day – 21 May 2014 [Publish Date: 05/05/2014]

5 May 2014 – Download File

  • Myeloma is a plasma cell cancer that usually arises in the bone marrow
  • Around 1,500 people a year, or four Australians every day are diagnosed with myeloma
  • Patients surviving five years after their diagnosis has increased by 17% in Australia compared to two decades

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