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Thanks to your generosity and corporate partner, Holden, our blood cancer researcher Louise is helping to drive community change

Publish Date: 15/3/2017

The work of Louise Purton, an internationally respected blood cancer researcher and proud recipient of a Leukaemia Foundation research grant will be showcased in a special campaign celebrating diversity and inclusion.

Our national corporate sponsor, Holden, have collaborated with Australian broadcaster SBS to develop a campaign to encourage everyday Australians to share their own story and what drives them to help build better communities.

The campaign features six inspiring Australians who are challenging preconceptions and using their passion to become leaders within their communities.

Due to launch in April on SBS and through social media channels, blood cancer researcher Louise Purton will share her inspiring story of who she is, what she believes in and her personal motivations.  

Honoured that Holden requested her as the Leukaemia Foundation Ambassador, Louise acknowledged that generous community support has played a prominent role in helping to fund her blood cancer research.

“Without the Foundation’s generous supporters I would not have been able to initiate some of my research projects, one of which has progressed to clinical trials to improve outcomes for people living with blood cancers,” said Louise.

“I feel honoured to work alongside the Leukaemia Foundation and the supporters who are making a real difference in the lives of people affected by blood cancers.”

Currently co-head of the Stem Cell Regulation Unit at St. Vincent’s Institute of Medical Research (SVI) in Melbourne, Louise was invited to be involved in the campaign for her outstanding contributions to blood cancer research as well as being an outstanding role model.

Extremely proactive in supporting women in research as well as the career development of younger researchers, Louise is committed to equal rights, gender equality in science and living life with passion.

Leukaemia Foundation CEO, Bill Petch said, “Holden has partnered with the Leukaemia Foundation for more than 15 years. This partnership has allowed the Foundation to continue to provide vital transport services to and from hospitals. We are grateful for this opportunity to promote the important work of our researchers.” 

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