Heath embarked on an incredible
65-day challenge to raise funds for the Leukaemia Foundation
Heath was only 25 when he was diagnosed with Acute Lymphoblastic Leukaemia.
‘Being young, fit and healthy it was the last thing I was expecting to come crashing into my life.
... I was soon made aware that I had enlarged lymph nodes and a 1kg tumour in my chest and was diagnosed with leukaemia.
During the two years of chemotherapy that followed, I was extremely fortunate to have a loving wife, family and friends that were with me to share the burden,” Heath said.
Heath set out on a 65-day hike/kayak journey along the length of the Murray River, from its source in the Australian Alps to the sea in the Southern Ocean. He used this epic mission to inspire donations to help others who are struggling through blood cancer.
By the end, Heath had raised an incredible $5,500 for vital blood cancer research, and for Australians facing blood cancer today.
Maybe you’ve got a knack for knitting, savvy at songwriting or you are lighting-fast at trivia. Play to your unique strengths and find fun ways to turn them into fundraising ideas!
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Four-year-old Arianna’s life was turned upside down when she was diagnosed with blood cancer.
“We had to decide if we were splitting the family up pretty much immediately,” remembers her mum, Bonnie. “Not to mention, I was five months pregnant with our third child and our oldest son, Oren (six) was in school.”
Living in regional Queensland, Arianna’s family were offered an apartment at one of the Leukaemia Foundation Patient Accommodation Villages in Brisbane.
Thanks to vital funds raised by community supporters, their family was able to stay together and access the support services they needed.
Nine months later, Arianna and her family were able to return home in time for Christmas, with Ari in maintenance treatment and ready to start kindy in the new year.
“It was brilliant, there are no words to describe how grateful we were to be able to have a place to call home while Ari underwent her treatment,”
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