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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.

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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

 

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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

 

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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 

 

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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 

 

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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

National MDS Day Raises Awareness for Rare Pre-leukaemic Disease

Thursday, 03 July 2014

 

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When doctors told Jad Harris he had MDS, the 27-year-old from Bardon didn’t even know what it was. Most people wouldn’t.

Myelodysplastic syndromes (MDS) are a group of diseases that affect the production of normal blood cells in the

Bartenders invited to get U.G.L.Y. for a beautiful cause

Friday, 27 June 2014 

 

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Registrations for the Leukaemia Foundation’s U.G.L.Y. Bartender of the Year competition are now open! U.G.L.Y. stands for “Understanding, Generous, Likeable You” and this fun and funky fundraiser is all for a beautiful cause. From 26 July to 8 September, participating bartenders will compete by

Leukaemia Doorknock funds patient support and research

Wednesday, 18 June 2014 

 

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The Leukaemia Foundation of Queensland’s annual Doorknock Appeal begins on Saturday 14 June and runs to Friday 27 June raising vital funds for blood cancer research and patient support services.

Please give generously when the volunteer doorknocker calls. With six Queenslanders diagnosed each day with

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