Welcome to your look back on the past 12 months – a glimpse into the lives of the many, many families facing blood cancer who you may not have met, but whose lives you’ve changed immensely.
Your kindness reached out to families touched by blood cancer right across the country, particularly when natural disasters and the threat of COVID-19 compounded the distress blood cancer can bring.
As you scroll through this report, I hope you feel incredibly proud of what you’ve been part of, what you’ve helped make a reality.
Thank you again for being there and for showing your support.
Dr Carrie Hillyard
Giving families strength, support and down-to-earth help in the toughest of times
When days are dark for people living with blood cancer and the families and friends who love them, your generosity brings powerful support.
Stopping blood cancer in its tracks: driving faster research answers and better treatments for longer and better lives
With your support, comes HOPE for the future. Hope that people can be diagnosed quicker. Hope that all Australians can gain ready access to the best possible treatment. Hope that people not only survive their blood cancer diagnosis but live well beyond it.
Empowering families to navigate blood cancer and make informed choices about treatment and care
Access to information people know they can trust is more than important, it’s vital. When it comes to conversations with treating doctors, making choices around care, and understanding how blood cancer will impact families, finances, lifestyle and mental health, getting the right answers is a must-have.
The year ahead
You, and so many other generous Aussies just like you, are giving families facing blood cancer the critical support they so need. Help for today and hope for tomorrow.
Thank you in advance as you continue shaping a better future for people living with blood cancer all around the country.
In 2020/21, your support will see important progress in mobilising change to ensure zero lives are lost to blood cancer by 2035. As the threat of COVID-19 refuses to ease, your ongoing support will be more important than ever to ensure all Aussies with blood cancer can safely continue their treatment and care.
The path to conquering blood cancer requires your vital support to ensure that all Australians have access to the right information; the latest treatments; and the best supportive care to help them not just to survive – but also to live well.