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