Townsville cancer patients on the way to recovery thanks to free exercise program
Thursday, 09 July 2015
Last week six local cancer patients were the first to complete a pioneering medical exercise program in Townsville.
The 12-week Fit to Thrive program, run by the Leukaemia Foundation of Queensland and Aspire Fitness and Rehabilitation, is specifically designed to help blood cancer patients cope with treatment
Rural cancer patients given chance to ease side effects from the comfort of their own home
Wednesday, 06 May 2015
A free exercise DVD that will help regional and rural Queenslanders beat their blood cancer has launched today.
The Leukaemia Foundation of Queensland’s unique Fit to Thrive DVD supports growing evidence of the benefits of physical activity for people living with cancer.
Research has shown that physical activity
Brisbane celebrity foodies bring new cooking program to cancer patients
Thursday, 02 April 2015
The Leukaemia Foundation of Queensland has partnered with 2014 Masterchef finalist Ben Macdonald and Brisbane celebrity chef Ben O’Donoghue to bring a free cooking and nutrition program to Brisbane blood cancer patients.
Cooking for Chemo aims to give patients and
New exercise program offered for the first time to blood cancer patients in Cairns, Townsville, and the Gold Coast
Wednesday, 11 February 2015
In a first for regional Queensland blood cancer patients, a free exercise program for blood cancer patients has launched in Cairns, Townsville, and the Gold Coast.
The Leukaemia Foundation of Queensland’s Fit to Thrive 12 week program can help people with leukaemia,
Put the haircut on hold and sign up to shave today!
Monday, 02 February 2015
Notice something different about your fellow Queenslanders? Lots of long frizzy hair, scruffy beards or wild dreadlocks? People across the state are avoiding the hairdresser’s scissors and barber’s blades in preparation for the World’s Greatest Shave.
World’s Greatest Shave 2015 registrations are now open!
Wednesday, 17 December 2014
Queenslanders are now being invited to take the brave step of shaving to help beat blood cancer. Join thousands across the state committed to making a real difference to the lives of those affected by blood cancer by signing up now at Listen
World Lymphoma Day Raises Awareness for Australia’s Most Common Blood Cancer
Tuesday, 09 September 2014
Toowoomba resident Katherine Marshall was diagnosed with Hodgkin lymphoma the night before her wedding day. Despite not knowing much about the blood cancer, which can spread to almost any part of the body,
Blood cancer support now available in Cairns
Tuesday, 02 September 2014
The Leukaemia Foundation of Queensland has welcomed their first-ever Support Services Coordinator in Cairns, for patients and families affected by a blood cancer.
Donna Vrancken started this week, and aims to improve the access far north Queenslanders have to
More Blood Cancer Support Available for Townsville and Mackay Residents
Monday, 25 August 2014
The Leukaemia Foundation of Queensland has welcomed a new staff member in Townsville, expanding the range of support available to northern Queensland blood cancer patients and their families.
Karen Szymanski started earlier this month as Townsville’s Support
Fit to Thrive proven to help cancer patients’ health and quality of life
Wednesday, 06 August 2014
An evaluation of the Leukaemia Foundation of Queensland’s new pilot exercise program has shown improved outcomes for blood cancer patients in strength, flexibility, and even mental health.
Four groups have now completed the Fit to Thrive 12 week