Leukaemia & Blood Cancer New Zealand (LBC) receives no government funding so your fundraising is essential to provide much needed support in the Wellington and Otago regions. Your fundraising is helping to provide emotional and practical support to blood cancer patients in Wellington and Otago, as well as education and research to find a cure.
How you are helping
Alone in a new city and facing a diagnosis of cancer.
That was the reality facing 26-year-old Noelle after she had just moved to Wellington.
Noelle was diagnosed with Stage 2 Hodgkin Lymphoma and would need six rounds of chemotherapy. It was a tough journey but LBC was able to walk alongside her with tailored support, as Noelle explains:
“I’d say to anyone going through blood cancer to get in touch with LBC – they really helped me. I also think having a positive attitude made a big difference!”
Noelle finished her last treatment in May and is now in full remission and getting back on with life.
Every dollar you fundraise will ensure patients like Noelle can get the support they need to get through cancer. Thank you!
Where your fundraising goes
- $35 provides important information for patients including a patient information pack, a children’s educational book, a disease-specific newsletter and DVD.
- $50 purchases an emergency assistance voucher for patients to ensure they get to the hospital for treatment or can buy food for their families
- $100 buys a Monkey in My Chair pack for children in long term hospital treatment
- $120 contributes to the cost of our support group meetings around the country, ensuring patients have access to information about their condition and can meet other patients going through a similar experience
Visit leukaemia.org.nz to find out more about LBC’s services.
Need help with your fundraising?
You can easily meet your fundraising goal with a little planning and by getting your friends and colleagues involved. Check out our fundraising resources and don’t forget you can always contact our friendly fundraising team if you have any questions.