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Grieving Adelaide mothers to walk to Melbourne to honour late daughter’s wish
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Grieving mothers, Belinda Moore and Maria Topalian, are honouring their daughter’s dying wish to “pay it forward” after her sudden death from complications brought on by cancer.

The couple will embark on a 20-day, 742 kilometre trek from Adelaide to Melbourne in October to raise much-needed…

Leukaemia Foundation helps fund more priority driven research
The Advocate

Research into the side effects of bone pain in childhood leukaemia patients and the use of novel therapies to help detect relapse in myeloma patients will be funded through a partnership between the Leukaemia Foundation, Cancer Australia and other cancer charities.

The two innovative projects will benefit from the funding…

Love mends broken hearts on Valentine’s Day
The Advocate

Ahead of Valentine’s Day this Friday, consider those Australians living with a broken heart: today, nearly 1200 people will head to the hospital with symptoms of heart disease.

Thousands of Australians live with the pain and discomfort of heart disease, but these conditions can’t get in the way of love.

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The Advocate
Health Mar 11, 2020
World's Greatest Shave 2020 officially kicks off across Australia on 11 March to raise vital funds for people living with blood cancer.

Australia’s only national charity dedicated to help cure and conquer blood cancer, the Leukaemia Foundation officially kick starts the 22nd World’s Greatest Shave across the country from Wednesday 11 March.

This year, the event aims to raise $16.5 million to provide vital support for the 41 Australians diagnosed with blood cancer every day – that’s one person diagnosed with leukaemia, lymphoma, myeloma and other related blood disorders every 36 minutes.

Blood cancers are among the most frequently diagnosed and most deadly cancers in Australia. The latest statistics confirm that one in 10 Australians diagnosed with cancer will have a blood cancer, and approximately one in seven cancer deaths in Australia will be due to blood cancer.

Leukaemia Foundation CEO Bill Petch said over the past decade, the incidence of blood cancer has grown by around 30 percent.

“We know that blood cancer is a significant problem in Australia. It doesn’t discriminate, it can develop in anyone, of any age, in any territory and at any time. Unlike other cancers, there are no screening programs available and no way to prevent a blood cancer through lifestyle change, ” Mr Petch said.

“Money raised through the World’s Greatest Shave is critical to ensure that Australians diagnosed with this deadly disease can gain the access they need to the best treatment, supportive care and trusted relevant information, regardless of where they live in Australia,” he said.

As the Leukaemia Foundation’s primary fundraising campaign, the World’s Greatest Shave continues to support and make a significant…

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Number of Australians living with blood cancer to more than double
The Advocate

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…

Number of Australians living with blood cancer to more than double
The Advocate

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…

Heart health warning as Australians face smoke haze
The Advocate

Heart Foundation Chief Medical Adviser, cardiologist Professor Garry Jennings, said bushfire smoke contains harmful gases such as carbon monoxide, and very small particles that can penetrate deep into the lungs.

Professor Jennings said if smoke particles cross from the lungs into the bloodstream, it can contribute to inflammation and narrowing…