Indulging in a little lavender therapy is not only good for your soul it’s also a great thing to do for leukaemia patients during the Leukaemia Foundation’s Lavender Appeal this June.
Throughout the month of June a range of lovely lavender products will be available for purchase from several local businesses including all CUA branches, Sullivan Nicolaides Pathology centres andselected QML offices.
The fragrant lavender flower was chosen as it symbolises healing, cleansing and longevity. The lavender- themed merchandise will include Liam the collectable lavender teddy bear, pens, notepads, pot-pourri and soaps all selling for $10 or less.
The Foundation aims to raise $200,000 during the Lavender Appeal towards supporting patients and their families living with leukaemias, lymphomas, myeloma and related blood disorders.
The CEO of the Leukaemia Foundation of Queensland, Bill Petch said the funds raised will go towards easing the inevitable financial and emotional burdens that a blood cancer diagnosis brings.
“Many people don’t realise that not only do patients face the difficulties of treating their blood cancer but they often have to leave their home, jobs and family members to be near a major hospital in Brisbane or Townsville.
“The Foundation does what it can to accommodate the patient and their carer in our villages with specialised staff on hand to help them with counselling, education and practical matters.
“The Lavender Appeal is one of the simplest ways for the community to help us to assist these patients as they focus on their treatment.
“With 2,000 Queenslanders expected to be diagnosed with a blood cancer this year, our services continue to be stretched to the limit.”
As a not-for-profit organisation, the Leukaemia Foundation relies on regular fundraisers as well as the generous support of individuals, community organisations and businesses to continue vital medical research and expand its services.
For more information please call 1800 620 420.