Lee'ding the Ride to Fight Leukaemia

By Paula Hume

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I’ve taken a stand against blood cancer.

We'd love you to join us and the team of amazing supporters at Cyclebar, Currambine on Saturday 22 May 2021 at 10.30am for a ride (PAYMENT IS $25.00 ON THE DAY OF THE RIDE!) and an amazing opportunity to raise money for a good cause….and what better cause than one that hits very close to home.

My son Lee was diagnosed with Chronic Myeloid Leukaemia (CML) shortly before Christmas in 2016.  CML is a super rare type of cancer which affects the blood and bone marrow, where the body produces too many white cells (45 x the regular amount in Lee’s case – he always has to be so extra) and interferes with normal blood cell production, causing anaemia, infection and all sorts of other serious problems.

There is no cure for this cancer at this stage and Lee remains on daily chemotherapy.

Because the cancer is so rare, the medicine required daily currently starts from $62,000 per year and can be as much as $134,000 per year, which in some cases is not covered by Medicare or other medical rebates. So hopefully with additional research and medical advances, the required medicine can become more available/affordable to those who need it.

This is a wonderful opportunity to give back to the community, support this hard working Foundation and to help provide the special care that is needed to get families through a blood cancer diagnosis, along with ongoing important research. Thank you for your support and your donation to my fundraising campaign.

Paula and Brett

Event Information

Saturday 22nd May 10:30 - 11:30

My Achievements

Congrats! You've hit your goal!

$80 raised - you've given a family a night of emergency accommodation!

You've covered genetic testing!

You've given a family a whole weeks accommodation near treatment

$1,000 raised - you've made a tube gene test with state-of-the-art-technology possible

You've covered 3 months of lab costs for vital blood cancer research

You've fund life changing research for 3 months