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Bridgestone Leukaemia Foundation Village Paver Appeal

Publish Date: 25/10/2013

Supporters of the Leukaemia Foundation have the opportunity to “make their mark” at the new Bridgestone Leukaemia Foundation Village by giving to the Leukaemia Foundation Paver Appeal.

The $9.5 million purpose built Patient Village designed specifically to support regional blood cancer patients and their families. Patients and their families from across regional Australia who must relocate to Adelaide for vital treatment will be able to stay at this ‘home away from home’ for as long as they need it, completely free of charge.

Support however, is still needed for ongoing costs to maintain the Village. The Leukaemia Foundation Paver Appeal is giving supporters the opportunity to help build a place of hope by purchasing a personal paver that will be laid in the Village.

The Foundation hopes to raise $500,000 through the appeal.“For as little as a $100 donation, your support for the Leukaemia Foundation and the families we assist can be shownas a permanent part of this worthy project,” said Simon Matthias, Leukaemia Foundation General Manager (SA/NT).

“Regional patients and families staying at the Village will be reminded of the support around them as they see thepavers generously donated. This fully tax deductible donation will give the opportunity for you to share a personal message of hope that will be seen and appreciated for many years to come.”

Pavers inscribed with a personal typed written message are available for $100 and those featuring a hand drawn image are available for $150. Larger pavers featuring business logos are available from $400.

The Bridgestone Leukaemia Foundation Village has been made possible following a $3.9 million Federal Government funding grant through the Regional Development Australia Fund (RDAF) in August 2012.

Blood cancers like leukaemias, lymphomas, myeloma and related blood disorders can develop in anyone, of any age,at any time. With few clearly identified risk factors and often no real warning, the impact of a diagnosis is immense and usually immediate for both the patient and their family.The diagnosis can be particularly traumatic for regional patients and their families, uprooted from their homes, work and support networks as they have to relocate to treatment in Adelaide, often within 24 hours of diagnosis. The average length of treatment is eight months.

To secure your personal piece of hope within the SA Patient Village, visit  Bridgestone Leukaemia Foundation Village Paver Appeal  or contact the Leukaemia Foundation today.

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