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Lifeblood | March 2023

You’re making brighter days possible – thank you!

Welcome to your Lifeblood newsletter.

You’ll meet grateful families you’ve helped support, get the latest update on promising new research and share in the stories of inspiring people in the blood cancer community.

Enjoy the read. It’s you who makes all these wonderful things possible!

A message from the CEO

Thanks to your unwavering generosity, this is our hand-on-heart message to Australians impacted by blood cancer every single day.

And it’s a message that’s more important than ever before.

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Leukaemia Foundation CEO Chris Tanti
Leukaemia Foundation CEO Chris Tanti

You’ve helped the Arderns through to new beginnings.

Graeme Ardern (pictured, with son Dean and partner Mandy) has lived with blood cancer twice over many years.

Being with loved ones has been critical to Graeme’s survival, and your heartfelt support has helped make this possible.

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You’re propelling research talent forward

When it comes to blood cancer research, it’s critical to think ahead.

Improving the lives of people facing blood cancer means not only supporting outstanding researchers of today. It means investing in Australia’s next generation of promising research talent now.

Your generosity is doing exactly that.

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Dr Jessica Elliott in the lab, holding some test tubes
PhD scholarship recipient Dr Jessica Elliott
Vanessa Black, who utilised the Leukaemia Foundation’s transport services

Transport means the world

Every Australian facing blood cancer should be able to get to their treatment appointment. It’s critical to saving lives.

When Vanessa Black received a blood cancer diagnosis after months of ill health, her immediate goal was to start treatment and feel better again.

Read more here


Helen’s inspiring commitment

For retired nurse Helen Holdey (pictured), helping families facing blood cancer has been a big part of her life.

In her professional life, she cared for patients with blood cancer. But Helen’s passion to give support in even more ways was ignited after a family friend, Rachel, faced blood cancer.

Read more here

A young man wearing a World's Greatest Shave cape, getting his head shaved

More than two million Aussies have taken part – with an estimated 39,000 kilograms of hair removed!

Celebrating 25 years of World’s Greatest Shave 

This March, thousands of big-hearted Australians are making it their mission to beat blood cancer by getting sponsored to shave, colour or cut their hair. Be part of this incredible group of brave change-makers!

The Leukaemia Foundation’s World’s Greatest Shave is one of Australia’s longest-running and most-loved charity fundraisers. Over the last 25 years, more than two million people have sacrificed their hair, or donated to someone who has!

Families facing blood cancer need us now more than ever and we can’t delay taking action. Taking part in the World’s Greatest Shave is an unmistakable and unmissable way to show you’re part of a caring community, committed to stopping blood cancer wrecking lives.

Sign up today!

Need support?

Whether you have blood cancer or you’re the carer or family member of someone with blood cancer, we’re here to help.

Whatever advice you need, support services or blood cancer related questions you might have – just fill in our online referral form and our team will get back to you within two business days.

Or you can call 1800 620 420 to speak with a Blood Cancer Support Coordinator today.

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Thank you!

These are the real-life outcomes that you’re helping make possible.