Leukaemia Foundation

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Leukaemia Foundation
Motto Vision to Cure, Mission to Care
Formation 1975
Type Non-governmental organisation
Legal status Independent, Operational
Purpose Humanitarian aid
Headquarters Brisbane, Australia
Patron
Robert Yeo
Website www.leukaemia.org.au
Participants in the World's Greatest Shave have their heads shaved in support of the Leukaemia Foundation.

The Leukaemia Foundation is an Australian nonprofit organisation caring for and curing patients afflicted with leukaemia, lymphoma, myeloma, MDS, MPN, Waldenstrom's macroglobulinaemia, aplastic anaemia, amyloidosis, and related blood disorders.

History[edit]

Established in Queensland, Australia in 1975, the Foundation now has offices in all states and territories of Australia.[1]

Community Commitments[edit]

It supports patients and family members by providing counseling, educational services and accommodation for families who need to relocate while patients receive care.[2]

The Leukaemia Foundation invests millions of dollars per year in blood cancer research to improve treatments and find cures. It also supports thousands of Australians every year by providing free services including information, emotional support and advocacy, educational programs to help patients afflicted with blood diseases, safe transport to and from hospital treatment and access to fully furnished, 'home away from home' accommodation for regional families required to relocate to the city for as long as necessary.

One of the foundation's fundraising events is "World Greatest Shave", in which participants have their heads shaved in support of leukaemia patients.[3]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Our History". Leukaemia Foundation. Retrieved 2015-03-07. 
  2. ^ Claire Buckis (2006). Nursing. Career FAQs. p. 77. ISBN 9781921106118. 
  3. ^ Louise Maher (February 11, 2015). "World's Greatest Shave: 'Rapunzel' helps the fight against leukaemia by shaving her long hair". ABC. Canberra. Retrieved 2015-03-07. 

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