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World Lymphoma Awareness Day – 15 September 2013

Wednesday, 02 April 2014


The incidence of lymphoma ranks as one of the fastest growing cancers in Australia and this year more than 5,000 Australians will be diagnosed with the blood cancer.

World Lymphoma Awareness Day (WLAD) is a global event held on September 15 each year to improve awareness and

Queensland bartenders get U.G.L.Y.!

Wednesday, 02 April 2014


From now until 2 September, more than 230 big-hearted Queensland bartenders will get into the fundraising spirit and battle it out to become the Leukaemia Foundation of Queensland’s 2013 U.G.L.Y. Bartender of the Year. Don’t let the name put you off, U.G.L.Y. stands for “understanding, generous,

Brisbane Marathon ‘Hero Run’ kids raises funds for the Leukaemia Foundation

Wednesday, 02 April 2014


On August 4th thousands of competitors will take to the streets of Brisbane City for the annual Brisbane Marathon Festival. Amongst them will be some of the smallest competitors, who’ll prove size doesn’t matter when they take on the 2.2km ‘Hero Run’.
The 2.2km track gives budding

U.G.L.Y. bartenders needed for a beautiful cause!

Wednesday, 02 April 2014


The Leukaemia Foundation of Queensland is once again searching for a Queensland bartender to be crowned U.G.L.Y. Bartender of the Year all in the name of a beautiful cause. If you’re an U.G.L.Y. bartender – that is Understanding, Generous, Likeable, You – then get on board

May 22 is National Myeloma Day

Wednesday, 02 April 2014


Myeloma is a rare form of bone marrow cancer that affects more than 1500 Australians each year. As our population ages, the incidence of myeloma in Australia is projected to increase.

National Myeloma Awareness Day highlights the Leukaemia Foundation’s commitment to supporting people with myeloma.

“New drug therapies

Doorknock for blood cancer patients

Wednesday, 02 April 2014


The Leukaemia Foundation of Queensland’s annual Doorknock Appeal begins from Saturday 15 June to Friday 28 June to raise important funds for blood cancer patients.

There are three easy ways you can take part to help the six Queenslanders diagnosed with a blood cancer every day –

Countdown begins for brave shavers

Wednesday, 02 April 2014


Thousands of Queenslanders are saying goodbye to their straighteners, hairdryers and the like as they prepare to bravely shave for the leukaemia cause during World’s Greatest Shave from 14 -17 March 2013.

Participants are now hoping to make their bold move count by collecting donations from family,

Hair must go!

Wednesday, 02 April 2014


Be brave and sign up now for World’s Greatest Shave 2013 to change the lives of leukaemia patients. Losing a little hair (or lots) might feel a bit strange but the dollars raised will definitely help support the six Queenslanders diagnosed each day with a blood

Resources sector dared to bare for charity

Wednesday, 02 April 2014


Workers in Queensland’s resources sector are being challenged to grow their hair, beards or moustaches before losing the lot in March to raise funds for the Leukaemia Foundation through the World’s Greatest Shave Mining and Energy Challenge (14-17 March).

Leukaemia Foundation of Queensland Chief Executive Officer, Bill

Author cooks up large donation

Wednesday, 02 April 2014


A beautifully illustrated Malaysian cookbook has generated $10,000 towards the blood cancer cause, with proceeds of book sales coming to the Foundation.
Featuring authentic recipes from generations of one family, ‘The Melting Pot: Malaysian Gems’ cookbook by Vasanthi Duraiappah has proven to be a hit allowing supporters

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