Where the money goes
You can achieve so much
Challenge yourself to Get Your Blood Pumping while raising funds for the Leukaemia Foundation's vital work. With your help, we can continue to lessen the impact of blood cancer by providing support and funding vital research.
Why it's important
More than 13,000 Australian children, women and men will begin a long and gruelling journey with blood cancer this year.
Unlike other types of cancer, leukaemia, lymphoma and myeloma can't be surgically removed so treatment usually takes a much longer time.
Even when treatment is over, the person may have long-lasting health problems. They will almost certainly feel its impact for the rest of their life.
How your money helps
The money you raise will provide personalised care and support to patients, families and their carers living with blood cancer and related blood disorders.
The Foundation’s support services includes information, resources, education and support programs, transportation to and from hospital, a ‘home-away-from-home’ in the Foundation’s fully furnished accommodation close to major hospitals, practical assistance and emotional support.
All services are provided at no cost to patients or their family. The Leukaemia Foundation receives no ongoing government funding and relies on the generous support from the community to continue to provide these services.
Every dollar counts
The money you raise will support the Leukaemia Foundation’s important work to beat blood cancer.
$36 can give emotional support to help someone overcome the initial shock of being diagnosed
$58 can provide free transport to someone who is too ill to drive before and after chemotherapy
$80 can give a regional family a free place to stay close to treatment in the city, for one night
$120 can fund a scholarship to give essential support to a major blood cancer research project, for one day
$250 can give people the latest information to manage their disease at tailored education sessions
$400 can aid future breakthroughs by funding a major blood cancer research project, for one day
$560 can give a regional family a free place to stay close to treatment in the city, for one week
$2000 can aid future breakthroughs by funding a major blood cancer research project, for one week