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Number of Australians living with blood cancer to more than double

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Twenty Australian children, adults, parents and grandparents are losing their lives every day as blood cancer becomes one of the nation’s most diagnosed and deadly killers. Sadly, that number is projected to more than double by 2035, and around 186,000 Australians could lose their lives to the disease in the next 15 years, according to the Leukaemia Foundation’s recently released State of the Nation: Blood Cancer in Australia[1] report. Today, on World Cancer Day, Leukaemia Foundation CEO Bill Petch has launched the annual World’s Greatest Shave campaign urging Australians to continue to support the fight against blood cancer as the organisation prepares…

Legends come out of retirement for bushfire relief

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Cricket legends Shane Warne and Ricky Ponting will come out of retirement for a star-studded charity game early next month that will raise money for victims of Australia’s devastating bushfires. Cricket Australia today announced a range of initiatives to help those impacted by the fires, with the headline act to be the Bushfire Cricket Bash on February 8, where Warne and Ponting will captain the two sides. Donate to cricket’s Red Cross Disaster Relief and Recovery fund Retired stars Adam Gilchrist, Brett Lee, Justin Langer, Michael Clarke, Shane Watson and Alex Blackwell will also take part, while former men’s Test…

Pink Test to raise much-needed funds for breast cancer nurses

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THE Sydney Cricket Ground is awash in pink for the twelfth Domain Pink Test in support of the McGrath Foundation, which started today, January 3, 2020. Now in its twelfth year, the Pink Test is one of the largest sporting fundraising initiative in Australia where the cricket community, both on and off the field, wear pink as a symbolic show of support for those experiencing breast cancer and raise much needed funds for the McGrath Foundation. Holly Masters, McGrath Foundation CEO said: “Each year, The McGrath Foundation and Cricket Australia create a commemorative pink bandana which is sold to help…

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