Leukaemia Foundation Of Australia (Leukaemia Foundation (LF))
What does this organisation do?
The Leukaemia Foundation is the only national not-for-profit organisation dedicated to the care and cure of patients and families living with leukaemia, lymphoma, myeloma and related blood disorders. We assist by providing a range of support services at no charge to blood cancer patients and their families.
In 1975, the Leukaemia Foundation set its objective’s for patient support and care. Initially established in Queensland, the Foundation now has offices in every state and territory across Australia and supports patients and families in metropolitan, regional and rural communities. In SA we have 15 dedicated staff and 110 volunteers. From nurses and allied health professionals, to fundraising and event teams, marketers and administrators, our people are key stakeholders in delivering services and responding to the growth demands of our organisation as blood cancer incidence grows.
Vision to Cure
For in excess of 42 years the Leukaemia Foundation has been committed to the ongoing funding for vital research into the causes, diagnosis and treatment, psychosocial impact and ultimately cures for leukaemia, lymphoma, myeloma and related blood disorders. Since 2005 alone, we have funded in excess of $38 Million for research through our National Research Program.
Mission to Care
The Leukaemia Foundation’s objective is to provide personalised support and care for patients and their families throughout their journey – from diagnosis, through treatment and beyond. Delivered by an extensive team of allied health professionals and haematology oncology nurses, our services comprise disease information and education, emotional support and practical assistance.
People with a disability or chronic health issue
Living with a disability or long term or chronic health issue can severely affect our wellbeing through unemployment or underemployment, social isolation or exclusion and poor mental or physical health.