Government grant bolsters blood cancer support for South East
Publish Date: 16/6/2016
People diagnosed with a blood cancer in SA's South East will benefit after government grant secures new vehicle for the Leukaemia Foundation’s Mount Gambier office.
Home visits to regional families in need of support when they need it most will now be extended to more than 70 people living with a blood cancer and their communities across the South East.
Community relationships coordinator Sam Rothall was thrilled to learn that $27,480 was received through the Community Benefit SA Funding Program on behalf of the Office for Communities and Social Inclusion.
It will really help to expand the Foundation’s delivery of our most vital services and ensure our regional families receive support and help when they need it,” Mrs Rothall said.
“Aside from the car being an excellent promotional tool for the Leukaemia Foundation, it will allow me to reach more outer regional communities to help raise awareness of blood cancers and generate more community support for our fundraising events.”
The Mount Gambier office has become a vital support centre for families in the South East region who are affected by blood cancers and bridges the gap for people unable to access metropolitan support services or for those who have recently returned home from life-saving treatment.