It’s been nearly a year….who’s next???


So, it’s been almost a year since I shaved and cut my hair. The World’s Greatest Shave is coming around again soon. I won’t be shaving this time, but I’ve already seen a few “Sponsor Me” badges and pages. If you’re shaving or colouring your hair, well done and good luck! I hope lots of people support you. If you’re not, I hope you support someone who is.

Remember, all money raised goes to the Leukaemia Foundation, so they can support people with blood cancer and other blood disorders as well as fund research and other things, talked about below in the email I’m reposting here.

If you or anyone you know is planning on shaving or colouring, let us know in the comments!

View the web version of this email.

Hello Clare,

Today in Lifebloodwe bring you news of an exciting therapy breakthrough – aided initially by the Leukaemia Foundation’s generous supporters – which is offering new hope for people with the most common type of leukaemia.

We tell you how you can download our new blood cancer drug access guide and share many ways you can support our work, including by joining our World’s Greatest Shave hairy challenge from March 10-13.

Thank you for sharing our Vision to Cure and Mission to Care.

Breakthrough therapy gives hope for new leukaemia treatment

In a world-first clinical trial, resulting from an earlier breakthrough aided by Leukaemia Foundation supporters,  Melbourne medical researchers have shown that people with an advanced form of chronic lymphocytic leukaemia (CLL) can achieve complete remission with a novel tablet treatment.

Learn more about the new anti-cancer drug Venetoclax

Demons ruckman takes on hairy challenge for World’s Greatest Shave

Australians are being asked to accept the hairy challenge of getting sponsored to shave or colour their hair from March 10-13 to help people with blood cancer. Melbourne Demons ruckman Jake Spencer has signed up to honour a friend, and we’d love you to get involved too.

Find out why Jake Spencer has joined World’s Greatest Shave and how you can register today

New guide to accessing blood cancer drugs

Thanks to our supporters, the Leukaemia Foundation has developed a new booklet called Accessing non-PBS Funded Blood Cancer Drugs in Australia. It is a guide to navigating the complex system of accessing blood cancer drugs that are not PBS listed in Australia.

Learn more about accessing blood cancer drugs – get your copy today

Run the NYC Marathon on November 6 and support Aussies with blood cancer

The New York City Marathon is considered one of the best road marathons in the world and, in November, Trish Davidson will pound the pavement in honour of her daughter’s two year marathon treatment for ALL. Determined to help others, Trish is fundraising to help the Leukaemia Foundation improve treatments and find cures for blood cancer.

Read Trish’s story and find out how you can register for the New York City Marathon

Nic’s Cradle Challenge for “a true champion forever in our hearts”

At 26, Nic Easton dreamt of cycling from Sheffield to Cradle Mountain and back with his dad, after his treatment for leukaemia was over. Sadly, Nic passed away before he could realise his dream but on Sunday February 28, more than 70 cyclists will honour his memory with Nic’s Cradle Challenge fundraising bike ride.

Limited places are still available if you’d like to join Nic’s Cradle Challenge

Ride As One cyclists ready for New Zealand’s South Island challenge

Preparing to brave the elements of New Zealand’s South Island on February 22nd, Steve Quinn is one of a 35-strong Ride As One cycling team raising funds to help the Leukaemia Foundation support people with blood cancer.

Find out why Steve Quinn is ‘hooked’ on Ride as One and help spur him across the finish line

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