Leukaemia Foundation joins Giving Tuesday Australia
Monday 2 December 2019
Generous Australians are encouraged to help the Leukaemia Foundation put a present under the Christmas Tree for children living with blood cancer as part of this year’s Giving Tuesday Australia.
Blood cancers like leukaemia and lymphoma remain the most commonly diagnosed childhood cancers in Australian children aged 0-14.
Leukaemia Foundation CEO Bill Petch said donating funds on Giving Tuesday would help the Leukaemia Foundation spread a little Christmas joy for those families fighting the disease.
“Many Australian children undergoing life-saving treatment are far from home and living in an unfamiliar world of uncertainty and turmoil,” Mr Petch said.
“For those families living through a childhood blood cancer diagnosis, there’s often just no time to think about Christmas.
“But a donation as part of the Giving Tuesday appeal can ensure the Leukaemia Foundation can make sure Santa can find them.”
Mr Petch said this holiday season, children right across Australia will spend Christmas in hospital or at a Leukaemia Foundation accommodation facility. Parents are often unable to work through the lengthy treatment process children face fighting the disease.
“Financial stress is an enormous reality for these families. Parent have to drop everything in order to focus on the care and treatment needed. A small donation can make the world of difference for these families on Christmas Day.”
Just $29 can give a child a Christmas Stocking full of treats, $53 can buy a toy and book pack, and $82 can provide a Christmas surprise for the whole family.
Australians can give a gift at https://leukaemia-foundation.giveeasy.org/leukaemia-foundation-christmas-appeal-2019-giving-tuesday.
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