2010-11 Annual Report reveals a year of big achievements
The Leukaemia Foundation of Australia's 2010-11 annual report highlights many achievements in a year marked by devastating natural disasters, economic uncertainty and subsequent challenges for organisations in the not-for-profit sector.
In 2011 we marked an important milestone - the allocation of $20 million in funding since the formation of our National Research Program in 2005. This achievement was event more significant because it came from the generosity of Australians like you, rather than relying on ongoing government funding.
Other numbers representing some big achievements included:
- 410 new users joined our www.talkbloodcancer.com forum - an average of 34 new members a month
- 725 families from regional areas were provided with accommodation while they accessed treatment in the major cities.
- 6,500 people attended one or more of our 447 education and support sessions.
- 12,700 unique visitors accessed our booklets and factsheets via our website www.leukaemia.org.au.
- 13,864 nights of free accommodation were provided to patients and carers in our home-away-from-home accommodation units.
- 21,000 trips were made by our dedicated volunteers in our 29 patient transport vehicles.
- 61,000 information and support booklets were distributed through treatment centres and hospitals to patients and carers.
- 800,000 kilometres were travelled by our volunteer drivers in our Holden and Bridgestone sponsored cars to provide courtesy patient transport.
- 3.8 million dollars were invested by us in vital research to improve treatment and find cures.
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