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Our supporters

We work with a large number of partners from a wide range of industries and our long-term partnerships are testament to the quality of the services we provide and the importance of the work we do.


We’re grateful for the support of the following organisations:

Bridgestone Australia

Bridgestone Australia Limited has been a proud supporter of the Leukaemia Foundation for more than 30 years. This uniqueBridgestone logo partnership includes their national commitment as Principal Partner of our Light the Night and Aussie Muscle Car Run Signature Events, as well as ongoing sponsorship of the Leukaemia Foundation’s Patient Transport Service across Australia.

BHP Billiton

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BHP Billiton is a leading global resources company, and a proud partner of the Leukaemia Foundation.

Clem Jones

Dr Clem Jones was Lord Mayor of Brisbane from 1961 to 1975, and is well-known for his major contributions to the development and progress of Brisbane.

Dr Jones became a major supporter of the Leukaemia Foundation in 1998 when he offered his first house to us to accommodate rural and regional patients and their families who needed to move to Brisbane for treatment.

Over the years, Dr Jones provided several properties for use by the Leukaemia Foundation in Camp Hill, for patients and families who had to relocate to the city to undergo treatment. Dr Jones also donated $2 million to help build the Clem Jones-Sunland Leukaemia Foundation Village.

Sadly, Dr Jones passed away in December 2007, however his legacy within the Leukaemia Foundation lives on and will benefit leukaemia patients for many years to come.


The Commercial Vehicle Industry Association of Queensland (CVIAQ) is a proud partner of the Leukaemia Foundation. Since the commencement of the partnership in 2002 the industry body has raised over $900,000. This money has been raised through the annual CVIAQ President’s Charity Dinner which has become a highlight on the industry’s calendar.

The Leukaemia Foundation has acknowledged CVIAQ’s generous fundraising support by giving naming rights to one of the Foundation’s Patient Transport Vehicles and the Auditorium at The Clem Jones – Sunland Leukaemia Foundation Village.

Dry July Foundation

Dry July logoThe Dry July Foundation has been successfully challenging people to give up alcohol for the month of July to help raise funds for people affected by cancer. Dry July are a proud supporter of the Leukaemia Foundation, helping to fund our Patient Transport and Patient Accommodation programs.

ESA International

ESA International (Epsilom Sigma Alpha – meaning the pursuit of learning) is a worldwide women’s community service organisation aimed at fostering personal achievement through Education, Service to the community and Association.

In 1982 several members of ESA International Redcliffe branch attended a Leukaemia Foundation meeting and learned about the desperate need for a bone marrow transplant unit in Brisbane.

Eager to help, the first ESA Princess Quest was held in 1983, with 22 potential princesses taking part from south east Queensland. Their fundraising efforts resulted in an outstanding $17,568, far beyond their target of $5,000.

For 10 years the Princess Quest was magnificently managed by ESA, and continued to grow, raising much needed funds, as well as raising the profile of the Leukaemia Foundation and the work that it does in supporting patients living with all types of blood cancers, including leukaemia, lymphoma and myeloma. Brisbane’s bone marrow transplant unit became a reality, with the help of ESA International, in 1987.

The Princess Quest, which later became known as the Leukaemia Foundation Quest, has raised millions of dollars which have been invested into patient care and the funding of vital medical research. ESA International’s commitment to the Foundation spanned more than 20 years.

To honour the tireless fundraising efforts and enduring dedication to the care of patients and their families by the ESA International ladies, ESA Village was named and opened on 21 December 1994.


Followmont Transport

Followmont Transport provides the Leukaemia Foundation with free freight transportation around Queensland.

Followmont Transport provides solutions, tailor-made for our customers. Utilising its unique network and infrastructure to deliver freight as efficiently as possible, saving Clients time and money – a business principle that has proved its worth ever since the company was founded.


Gandel Philanthropy

Gandel Philanthropy is one of Australia’s largest independent family philanthropic funds, with a vision to create a positive and lasting difference in people’s lives. The Leukaemia Foundation has had a long-standing relationship with Gandel Philanthropy and is very grateful for their continued support, most recently helping to fund the Cancer Concierge pilot program.

Guardian Advice

Guardian Advice is a dynamic network of professional advisers, and proud supporters of the Leukaemia Foundation.


Holden’s relationship with the Leukaemia Foundation began in 2001 when its staff participated in World’s Greatest Shave. The partnership progressed in 2002 when Holden began sponsoring a fleet of eight patient transport vehicles. Today Holden provide sponsorship for 20 vehicles that provide people living with blood cancer with safe and secure transport to and from their treatment.

Holden holds a special place in Australia’s history as the manufacturer of the first all-Australian car. Holden supports the Leukaemia Foundation in various ways including providing celebrity drivers to help promote the Foundation’s events and through one-off special events.


Hoshizaki Lancer

LANCER logoHoshizaki Lancer is the national principal sponsor of the U.G.L.Y Bartender of the Year campaign. Their support has been invaluable in enabling the Leukaemia Foundation to recognise the contributions of our U.G.L.Y Bartender of the year participants and their venues.

Icon Group

Icon Group logoIcon Cancer Care is Australia’s largest private provider of cancer care, managing more than 75,000 patient visits each year through a network of more than 100 doctors, operating six day hospitals across Queensland and South Australia, plus supporting private cancer care services in regional centers.

As a leading provider of cancer and haematological care, Icon aligns their community, fundraising and charitable activities with their mission of providing exceptional, personalised care for cancer patients and their families. They have been a long standing supporter of the Leukaemia Foundation for many years, helping to connect patients and their families to the many services we provide as well as championing our Light the Night campaign as an organisational charity of choice and strongly encouraging staff support.

In April 2015 Icon Cancer Care took a further step to support the work of the Leukaemia Foundation by sponsoring the very first Cooking for Chemo session in Queensland. With their support, we aim to give patients and carers new ideas for creating easy, tasty, and nutritious meals that fit in with their new lifestyle during and after treatment. Icon is now the National Program Sponsor of the Cooking for Chemo program, supporting sessions across the country.



IGAThe Leukaemia Foundation has had a very special partnership with IGA for over 11 years and in that time their commitment has been shown through a host of fundraising events at regional and state levels, raising in excess of $1 million for patients and families living with leukaemia and related blood disorders.

IGA’s fundraising events have included the very popular IGA Car Rallies in Far North Queensland, North Queensland, Mackay and Sunshine Coast; the IGA Community Chest; Cairns and Gold Coast IGA Race Day; IGA Captain’s Collection; The Amazing Chase; in-store grocery raffles and World’s Greatest Shave.

The contributions made by IGA over the years are of great value to not only the Leukaemia Foundation, but to the patients and families we assist.


McCullough Robertson

McCullough Robertson have a longstanding relationship with Leukaemia Foundation, with employees volunteering their time, providing vital pro-bono legal services each year. They have also participated in World’s Greatest Shave for 10 years and supported the 2016 Christmas Appeal by donating a Leukaemia Foundation Christmas bauble to all staff as part of their Christmas gift.


Media Group

Media Group is a state of the art recording facility that produces high end audio productions for all types of media applications and has generously provided the Leukaemia Foundation with voice overs and audio production for our events and campaigns including World’s Greatest Shave, Light the Night and U.G.L.Y Bartender of the Year since 2012.

With state of the art recording studios based on the Gold Coast, Media Group use the latest technologies in sound audio production and equipment to create audio of the highest quality.


Queensland Freemasons

To help alleviate an acute shortage of accommodation for leukaemia, lymphoma and myeloma patients being treated in North Queensland, the Queensland Freemasons formed a partnership with the Leukaemia Foundation in 2000 when they successfully raised an outstanding $1.5 million. $1.2 million of this amount was used to help construct the Foundation’s patient accommodation centre in Townsville, Queensland Freemasons Village, which was completed in 2002.

In a show of continuing support to the Foundation, Freemasons Queensland allocated the extra $300,000 raised from the Townsville campaign towards the newly planned Clem Jones-Sunland Leukaemia Foundation Village and in 2004 agreed to continue their partnership by committing to raise a further $700,000 (contributing a total of $1 million to this new project).

The Clem Jones – Sunland Leukaemia Foundation Village was officially opened in October 2007. The Queensland Freemasons have the naming rights to the main administration and patient support building, a two-bedroom accommodation unit and a 10-seater bus to help patients get to and from Clem Jones – Sunland Leukaemia Foundation Village to treatment centres in Brisbane.

Members of the 300 individual Freemason lodges around Queensland participated in fundraising activities to help raise the funds for this facility and raised an astonishing $1,048,000 towards this latter campaign.


Sunland Group

Sunland has been involved with the Leukaemia Foundation since 2001 when the group participated in the World’s Greatest Shave and co-founder of the international development group, Soheil Abedian, generously lost his locks for leukaemia.

When the Leukaemia Foundation motioned the idea to build a third patient accommodation village in Brisbane, Sunland was the first to commit its time, resources and finances to help build the village.

In conjunction with the Buchan Group, Sunland designed the Clem Jones-Sunland Leukaemia Foundation Village to ensure it reflected the necessary attributes for a patient/carer village. In October 2007, the CJS Village was opened and is now the Foundation’s flagship accommodation centre for patients and families.

Managing Director for the Sunland Group, Soheil Abedian says he is proud to have been able to assist the Leukaemia Foundation.

“Leukaemia has affected me many times during my life. In the journey of life that we all go through, we should all think about what we can do to make that journey a little bit easier for others who are not so fortunate. If I am remembered for being a part of something that has made the lives of many people who are genuinely suffering a little bit easier, then for that I am thankful and proud,” he said.

The financial support generously donated from Sunland is in the region of $2.7 million which is a significant contribution to the Foundation.



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Last updated on December 9th, 2019

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