By Zoe Kia

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I’ve taken a stand against blood cancer.

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.

One of my best friends “I” was diagnosed with AML this year - it was the hardest thing to learn of the news. I have however been so encouraged by her (and her family’s) resilience and tenacity to brave the treatment and prolonged hospital stays. 

“I” and I share a love for Pusheen the Cat - and so this Christmas I decided to make some Pusheen-themed Christmas cards, gift tags and made some yummy gingerbread to raise awareness and funds for the Leukaemia Foundation in honour of “I” - as she makes her way to day 100 after bone marrow transplant!

I have seen first hand how leukaemia affects a person and their closest and dearest so I hope that the money raised can 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. 

Thanks to all who have donated so far and please continue to show me your support by donating to my campaign.

I plan to continue making more “Brighter” cards - every card sold will hopefully bring a smile to its recipient, and also add support to the efforts at the Leukaemia Foundation.

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



So proud of you Zoe! This was all the money you have raised so far - approaching family, friends and neighbours. We got to meet some new people, hear their stories and together, achieve something meaningful this Christmas. Keep shining ‘Brighter’!!