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Stephen’s ready for his fifth Ride as One

Stephen Opat might be the poster boy for Ride as One, having been a keen participant for the last four years. A practicing haematologist at Monash Hospital, Stephen has seen first-hand the impact a blood cancer diagnosis can have on a family. He realises the importance of charities like the Leukaemia Foundation and how much […]

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Shaw Callen riding his bike

I was training for Ride as One then found out I had lymphoma

Shaw Callen, 44, was preparing for his second year cycling for Ride as One for Blood Cancer when he found a lump in his neck. Seven days before departing for the ride he was told he had non-Hodgkins Lymphoma, and was unable to participate. “Around six weeks before the event I began to notice a rubbery lump […]

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Craig’s riding for son Jasper

Craig Jacotine is no stranger to Ride as One. Having participated in the event three times over the past four years, he is back in 2018 to take on the Adelaide Hills. Following the birth of his son Jasper in early 2016, Craig rejoined the Ride as One event in New Zealand, eager once more to […]

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Natasha and Alex

Lighting Alex’s way

Four-year-old Alex was like any other boy his age: full of energy with a cheeky nature and infectious smile; a little ray of sunshine to his parents, Natasha and Nathan, and big sister. He was enjoying starting school earlier this year when Natasha and Nathan spotted bruises on his legs. They put it down to […]

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I’m going to live life to the fullest!

A lack of energy and feeling a bit ‘out of sorts’ were the first indications Caeleigh Hancock wasn’t at her best Register for 55 for 5 She imagined she might be low in iron or something minor which could easily be remedied by a visit to her GP. Caeleigh had never heard of Polycythemia Rubra Vera (PV) when […]

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Charlie and family

Help Charlie’s Tuff fight against blood cancer

After seeing his older brother Charlie go through months of gruelling blood cancer treatment, Jamie Grant knew he wanted to do something to make a difference. When his workmates at Tuff Bullbars in Toowoomba said they wanted to get behind the Leukaemia Foundation’s World’s Greatest Shave, he thought it was the perfect opportunity. Before he […]

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Light the Night: in the business of beating blood cancer

Each year Light the Night gives communities the opportunity to come together and raise funds to help beat blood cancer Making these events a reality for over 37,000 people across the nation are our Light the Night partners. In 2016 together we have raised an amazing $1,931,815 to help blood cancer patients and their families […]

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Loose forward lines up to send blood cancer backwards

Queensland Reds rising star Michael Gunn has becoming our newest ambassador. “I wanted to get involved because I know first-hand how dangerous blood cancers can be and the way they turn life upside down for Queensland families like my own,” the 21-year-old said. “The Leukaemia Foundation is funding some incredible stuff in the laboratory to find better treatments so more […]

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Jo Harbort UGLY bartender

Lymphoma knocked me for six but I got back up

“I saw their loved ones sitting beside them tired, worried, and trying to show a positive face when really their hearts were breaking.” Just over a year ago, Bellbowrie Tavern’s U.G.L.Y. Bartender of the Year entrant Jo was in hospital being treated for a rare blood cancer, nodular lymphocyte-predominant Hodgkin lymphoma (NLPHL), presenting as lumps in her neck. During that […]

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Helen and Prinnie

Helping others is in my DNA

Helen has no idea how many kilometres she has walked with her beloved pooch Prinnie over the last 15 years of collecting for our annual Doorknock campaign. But she does know every step has been worth it to help save the lives of children with blood cancer – like her young friend, Rachel, who was diagnosed with leukaemia in 1991. […]

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