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Exciting proposal to unite with the Leukaemia Foundation of Australia


Friday, 22 January 2016


The Board of Directors of both the Leukaemia Foundation of Queensland (LFQ) and the Leukaemia Foundation of Australia (LFA) are proposing the two entities unify in order to better address the needs of people with blood cancer and their families.

Bringing the two Foundations together to form

Unification one step closer after ‘Yes’ vote

Friday, 15 January 2016


A resounding ‘YES’ vote by Members of the Leukaemia Foundation of Australia on Saturday is an exciting step forward in a proposed unification with the Leukaemia Foundation of Queensland.

On Monday 18 January 2016, the Boards of Directors each advised respective Members of a formal desire to

REVEALED: The birthplace of the World’s Greatest Shave and its Chins

Thursday, 14 January 2016


Love them or hate them, the home of the Leukaemia Foundation’s iconic Chins, and birthplace of the World’s Greatest Shave, can now finally be revealed.

Aussies are this year being urged to check in at Chinville and Listen

World-first test predicts treatment outcomes

Friday, 02 October 2015


For the first time, Leukaemia Foundation-funded researchers in Brisbane have developed a test that will give patients with an aggressive form of lymphoma certainty about their treatment options.

Our chair in Blood Cancer Research at the UQ Diamantina Institute, Listen

Clinical trials at your fingertips thanks to new app

Friday, 11 September 2015


For the first time, Queensland doctors and blood cancer patients will have access to information about the latest breakthrough treatments at the press of a button on their mobile phone or tablet.

The Leukaemia Foundation of Queensland has worked with Haematology Clinical Research Network NSW to

Daughter’s loss to lymphoma inspires legacy

Monday, 07 September 2015


In 1997, Laidley couple, Tom and Lindy Barton lost their only daughter Carly to lymphoma at the tender age of seventeen. The shock of the initial diagnosis and then the terrible loss took a heavy emotional and practical toll on the Barton’s who leaned heavily on

Bartenders battle it out in U.G.L.Y. competition

Tuesday, 28 July 2015


Things are about to get downright U.G.L.Y in bars, pubs, hotels and clubs as hundreds of bartenders across Queensland go head-to-head in a unique fundraising competition.

Now in its fifth year, the U.G.L.Y. (Understanding, Generous, Likeable, You) Bartender of the Year is an annual state-wide fundraising competition

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

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