You can help beat blood cancer by celebrating your special day in a bigger way.
For Mr and Mrs Taylor, their wedding day was made even brighter by fundraising to help families facing blood cancer.
"We wanted to do something different to raise money for the Leukaemia Foundation, so we shaved our heads during the reception... It was an emotional and uplifting experience,” Mrs Taylor said.
Mr Taylor had been sporting his beard since he left the army in 1978!
"It’s going to be very different without the hair and beard, but it was for a good cause," he said.
The now-married couple raised over $4000 with help from their guests in attendance after taking their vows, and now sport matching haircuts — along with their matching rings.
Celebrate your birthday in a bigger way! Instead of unwrapping socks and candles, ask your friends and family to donate their gift money to help families beat blood cancer.
What an incredible way to celebrate you!
Something borrowed, something blue, something bigger, something you! Forget a wishing well. You can ask your guests to donate to help you in your mission to beat blood cancer instead!
What a beautiful and selfless way to celebrate your love.
Celebrate something else!
Mark the brightest moments of your life by helping a family experiencing the darkest days of their life facing blood cancer.
What a way to celebrate!
Getting started is super easy!
Follow these 3 simple steps to make a difference
Decide how you would like to fundraise
Share your fundraiser with the world
Make a difference
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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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