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Doorknock for blood cancer patients [Publish Date: 02/04/2014]

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 – doorknock your street,

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Countdown begins for brave shavers [Publish Date: 02/04/2014]

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, friends, colleagues and

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Hair must go! [Publish Date: 02/04/2014]

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 cancer.

The Leukaemia Foundation

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Resources sector dared to bare for charity [Publish Date: 02/04/2014]

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 Petch said the

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Author cooks up large donation [Publish Date: 02/04/2014]

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 to combine a

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Freemasons’ support continues [Publish Date: 02/04/2014]

On December 13, the Leukaemia Foundation of Queensland gratefully received a donation of a new trailer and 8 GPS units. The trailer will be used to move furniture and equipment between the Foundation’s patient accommodation villages in Brisbane while the GPS units will go into patient transport vehicles that

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Queensland Governor opens much needed patient accommodation village [Publish Date: 02/04/2014]

On 27 October the Governor of Queensland, Her Excellency Ms Penelope Wensley AC and Leukaemia Foundation of Queensland (LFQ) President, Beverley Mirolo OAM officially opened the new patient accommodation and support centre at 41 Peter Doherty St, Dutton Park.

The new village will continue to carry the name ESA Village

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September 15 is World Lymphoma Awareness Day [Publish Date: 02/04/2014]

September 15 marks the 10th Anniversary of World Lymphoma Awareness Day, a global event observed every year by members of the international Lymphoma Coalition which is currently chaired by the Leukaemia Foundation of Australias General Manager for Research and Advocacy, Dr Anna Williamson.

As one of the four founding organisations

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Thanks Queensland for being U.G.L.Y.! [Publish Date: 02/04/2014]

On behalf of the Leukaemia Foundation of Queensland and the patients and families in our care, I would like to thank all who helped make this year’s U.G.L.Y. bartender of the year competition a great success.
The U.G.L.Y. (Understanding, Generous, Likeable, You) competition was embraced by 177 bartenders across the

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Patients benefit from travel subsidy increase [Publish Date: 02/04/2014]

The Leukaemia Foundation of Queensland has welcomed the announcement by Queensland Health to increase the Patient Travel Subsidy Scheme (PTSS) for Queenslanders living in rural and remote areas.
From 1 January 2013 the PTSS will double from $30 to $60 per night per person and the mileage subsidy from 15

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