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Jeanette takes nothing for granted

  Darwin mother-of-two Jeanette Kingston, 41, never takes a single day for granted. When she was diagnosed with a blood cancer called multiple myeloma on August 14, 2018 she thought death was knocking at her door. With two young children, Brayden, nine, and seven-year-old Tahlia, Jeanette made up her mind to fight for her […]

The only national charity dedicated to helping those with leukaemia, lymphoma, myeloma and related blood disorders survive and then live a better quality of life.
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 […]

The only national charity dedicated to helping those with leukaemia, lymphoma, myeloma and related blood disorders survive and then live a better quality of life.
Carrie and Jamie Hewett

I lost my locks for my dad

Most teenage girls wouldn’t dream of shaving their hair off, but most aren’t faced with their dad being diagnosed with a life-threatening blood cancer. Carrie Hewett was only 11 years old when her 37-year-old dad, Jamie, was diagnosed with myeloma, a blood cancer that gradually erodes the bones. “We were a very normal, happy […]

The only national charity dedicated to helping those with leukaemia, lymphoma, myeloma and related blood disorders survive and then live a better quality of life.

New drug combination offers new hope to patients

The Leukaemia Foundation is proud to have funded four researchers at the Peter MacCallum Cancer Centre working on the development of a new drug, CX-5461, currently being evaluated in a clinical trial for patients with advanced blood cancers. Results from the trial have been promising to date, however the research team has found that CX-5461 could be even […]

The only national charity dedicated to helping those with leukaemia, lymphoma, myeloma and related blood disorders survive and then live a better quality of life.

Unravelling the genetic mysteries of myeloma

Despite being the third most common blood cancer affecting more than 1500 Australians each year, mystery surrounds the development of myeloma. What we do know is that in almost every case, myeloma develops from a benign (non-cancerous) disease known as monoclonal gammopathy of undetermined significance (MGUS). We just don’t know how. Looking at the […]

The only national charity dedicated to helping those with leukaemia, lymphoma, myeloma and related blood disorders survive and then live a better quality of life.
Jamie Hewett and his family

My family and friends are all that really matter

While myeloma is a lesser known blood cancer it is still a serious disease that affects 1500 Australians every year. Here Jamie Hewett shares how myeloma cost him his job and his home, but has left him with something much more valuable – a renewed appreciation for life and love. The 36-year-old described himself as […]

The only national charity dedicated to helping those with leukaemia, lymphoma, myeloma and related blood disorders survive and then live a better quality of life.
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