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Leukaemia Doorknock funds patient support and research

Wednesday, 18 June 2014 

 

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The Leukaemia Foundation of Queensland’s annual Doorknock Appeal begins on Saturday 14 June and runs to Friday 27 June raising vital funds for blood cancer research and patient support services.

Please give generously when the volunteer doorknocker calls. With six Queenslanders diagnosed each day with a blood cancer, the need has never been greater.

Leukaemia Foundation of Queensland Chief Executive Officer, Bill Petch, said the appeal is a crucial fundraising event for the Foundation and one that is easy to take part in by either giving loose change at the door or getting online and donating at www.doorknock.net.au

“The Doorknock Appeal relies heavily on the generosity of the community, with last year’s appeal raising almost $1.2 million to help patients and their families through the most difficult time in their lives,” Mr Petch said.

“The Foundation provides a safe and comfortable place to stay for regional patients undergoing treatment with specialist staff on hand to provide counselling and emotional support. A range of seminars and support services are also available free of charge to metropolitan patients,” he said.

The Leukaemia Foundation of Queensland is a not-for-profit organisation and receives no on-going government funding. Free practical care and emotional support is available to patients and their families living with leukaemias, lymphomas, myeloma and related blood disorders. The Foundation also funds medical research into cures and improved treatments for leukaemia and related blood disorders.

For further information on the Doorknock Appeal, to register as a doorknocker or to donate please visit www.doorknock.net.au or call 1800 152 211.

Media enquiries:
Jenny Yourell
Marketing and Communications Coordinator
Leukaemia Foundation of Queensland
P: 07 3318 4420
E: jyourell@leukaemia.org.au

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