By Stephen Erfurth

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I’ve taken a stand against blood cancer.

Tragically my wife's 18 year old nephew recently lost his fight with Leukaemia. In the prime of health and with the world at his feet he suddenly became severely ill and consequently diagnosed with Leukaemia. A brave battle ensued employing the latest technology treatments and devoted support from family and community. Devastatingly though it only took 12 months for this aggressive form of Leukaemia to take another precious life.

Today, more than 53 Australians will be told that they have blood cancer and tomorrow - another 53 families will be devastated by the same news. Hearing the words “ you have blood cancer “ turns lives upside down and creates a terrifying uncertain future.  It threatens to steal the one thing from patients they need most during the months and sometimes years of treatment … hope.

I have created this page to raise vital funds to help provide the special care that is needed to get families through a blood cancer diagnosis as well as to help fund more game-changing research into this disease. 

The money I raise will help provide care for those in need right now — and it will back the brightest researchers to continue uncovering faster diagnoses and better treatments to save lives. 

As I take on this Ironman Cairns triathlon challenge - starting with 3.8 km swim, 180 km bike ride and finishing with 42 km marathon run - please show me your support by donating to my fundraising campaign.

Event Information

Sunday 18th June 06:00 - 18:00

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

Thank you to my Supporters


Carol Zielke

well done



Congratulations on the amount raised, an excellent effort! Hope you did well in the triathlon. Sorry for delay in our donation.








Connor Talty Tk

Good work mate


Connor Talty


Sue Boyce

Well done Smurf! Good luck in Cairns xxx


Oscar (tk)

Nicely done Smurf.


Kevin Howard

A great cause Steve. Good luck.


Aaron Roberts

Fantastic effort already mate. The race result pales into insignificance in comparison but good luck!!


Atb Engineering

All the best Steve and good luck from all of us at ATB


Truck & Trailer Sales & Service

Good luck in the Ironman Steve





Vince Mcnamara Engineering


Ross Cowan






Good luck Steve!, Great cause! all the best from the team @ PNEUTECH


Hydraulics Network Group


Amelia Jackman

Great cause Steve, all the best for the tri!


Lee Bradshaw

All the best in Cairns Steve, a great cause.


Retractable Tarps


Whitelaw Hydraulics


Lift Industries

Best of luck with the Triathlon Steve, from all the team at Lift!


Rodney Hall

Have a great race Steve from all the staff at Prolube.





Kirsty Dragon

Great cause! Best of luck with the event Steve.


Mr Wong Hydraulics

Best of luck


Janice Lesley Oconnor

Good luck!


Seq Tilt Tray


Troy Bredhauer


Cameron Morrice


Beverley Moore

Good luck in Cairns, Steven.


Mark Abell

Good luck Steve, your dedication and commitment is inspirational. best wishes from the Team at Mega Pacific.


Red Flag Indyustries

Good luck Steve


Paulger Engineering

Best of luck Steve! From the team at Paulger Engineering.


Airbrake Corporation Of Australia Pty Ltd

On behalf of Air Brake Corporation of Australia we would like to make a contribution for this good cause. All the best for the Ironman Triathlon


Stephen Minotto

Good Luck Steve, it's a worthy cause. From the team @ MiniBody.


Dan Webster

Good on you Steve. I lost my mum to cancer.


Andrea Rider

Great cause


Oilpath Hydraulics

Good Luck with this Steve, Your a good man for making a difference. Oilpath Hydraulics


Blaine Weatherhog


Ivan Beckwith

Hi Steve, I know just how much you put in to train for these events, supporting the cause is my absolute pleasure...


Slick Tk

Good luck Smurf.


Raechel Crosby


Jenny And Nick Metropoulos

Thank you Stephen for thinking of the leukaemia foundation and my grandson Noah ,who fought so hard against this dreadful disease . Best of luck in Cairns. You are amazing x


Hamish Smith

Good luck!


Christine Robinson

Thank you Stephen for helping make a difference in providing care and much needed research into this dreadful disease that took our beautiful Noah way too soon 💙


Mark Griffiths


Vanessa Cull

Best of luck in the triathlon. Leukaemia affects one of my family members and also some friends.


Michael Bannon


Phil Kelly

Great work Steve. Best of luck on the day. Glad to help the great cause. Cheers Phil


Stephen Erfurth