Leukaemia Foundation among Australia’s most reputable charities
Tuesday 21 January 2020
The Leukaemia Foundation is proud to again be voted among Australia’s most trusted charities in the annual Reputation Institute’s Charity Reputation Index.
Up one place from 2018, the Leukaemia Foundation is now listed at Number 18 of the 40 charities listed in the Australian Charity Reputation Index
Supporting Australians living with blood cancer impacted during the bushfire crisis
Thursday 16 January 2020
The Leukaemia Foundation’s CEO Bill Petch has acknowledged the immediate and ongoing impact the recent bushfire events will continue to have on people living with a blood cancer across the country.
“Our hearts go out to all Australians directly or indirectly impacted by these devastating fires. The
Generous family legacy helps fund blood cancer researchers of tomorrow
Tuesday 10 December 2019
The memory of a mother lost to blood cancer and the strength and generosity of a family left behind has led to a lasting legacy to help support the brightest young minds in blood cancer research.
The Frederiks Foundation was the legacy of Brisbane accountant Cor Frederiks
Aussies urged to answer call for greatness in blood cancer battle as Leukaemia Foundation unites with Spartan
Thursday 5 December 2019
Aussies who dare take on the world’s top obstacle race course can now rise to the challenge of supporting those facing one of the toughest battles of all, with the Leukaemia Foundation combining forces with Spartan Race to tackle blood cancer.
For the first time ever, Spartans
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
Monash University’s Dr Khai Li Chai receives scholarship to further research into immunoglobulin therapy
Wednesday 27 November 2019
The Leukaemia Foundation and the Haematology Society of Australia and New Zealand (HSANZ) have collaborated to award Monash University PhD student Dr Khai Li Chai a three-year, $120,000 scholarship.
The funding will support Dr Chai’s research into hypogammaglobulinaemia in people living with a range of blood cancers:
Burden lightened for rural patients needing life-saving treatment
Friday 22 November 2019
The Leukaemia Foundation’s patient accommodation facilities in Townsville will continue to be a home away from home for blood cancer patients from rural and remote Queensland, following a sizable donation from the Freemasons.
As Aramac Masonic Lodge, some 550km away closed its doors for the last time
Vital cancer treatment now available through Pharmaceutical Benefits Scheme (PBS) for more Australians living with blood cancer
Wednesday 20 November 2019
The Leukaemia Foundation has welcomed news that cancer treatment, blinatumumab (Blincyto®) will be available for patients in the early stage of acute lymphoblastic leukaemia (ALL) who have minimal residual disease (MRD, through the Pharmaceuticals Benefits Scheme (PBS) effective December 1, 2019. A patient has MRD
Leukaemia Foundation HSANZ PhD scholarship for Monash University researcher
Monday 18 November 2019
The Leukaemia Foundation and the Haematology Society of Australia and New Zealand (HSANZ) are proud to announce Dr Liesl Butler from Monash University has been awarded a $120,000 New Investigator PhD scholarship for 2020.
The funding will support Dr Butler’s research into developing improved biomarkers and targeted
More than 35,000 Australians will unite for zero lives lost to blood cancer by 2035
Thursday October 10 2019
On Friday 11 October more than 35,000 Australians will unite to walk together to shine a light on blood cancer at the Leukaemia Foundation’s annual Light the Night event. For the first time, this year they’ll also be walking as one towards a bold new