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November 8, 2017

It's Blood Cancer Awareness Week

Knowledge is power

We spotted a clever health awareness campaign by the Leukaemia & Blood Cancer NZ on social media. They were asking businesses and influencers to help them spread awareness of the symptoms of blood cancer. This is exactly what our new online platform has been created for -  to support our wider community. We immediately got involved by having the blood cancer creatures added to our fun team photo.

Find out more about our little photo-bombers over at their fantastic website with clever video content created to empower the community.

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 Thanks for supporting by spreading the information to your community - Visit Facebook @LBCNZ  and use #bcawnz. 

 

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Hilary Barry has had her studio taken over by the blood cancer creatures

 

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Sky City Breakers getting involved!

Blood Cancer Awareness Week

6-12 December 2017

Every day 6 children and adults in New Zealand are diagnosed with a blood cancer like leukaemia, lymphoma, myeloma or a related blood condition.

  • There are an estimated 21,000 people living with blood cancer or a related condition in New Zealand.
  • Blood cancers combined (leukaemia, lymphoma and myeloma) are the fifth most common form of cancer in New Zealand
  • Leukaemia is the most common childhood cancer while lymphoma is the most common cancer in 15 – 24 year-olds.
  • The cause of blood cancers is unknown.
  • These diseases can strike anyone, of any age, at any time, without warning.
  • Immediate treatment may be necessary and that treatment can go on for months or even years.
  • A diagnosis of a blood cancer can have far-reaching consequences. A diagnosis can change a person’s life overnight and has a huge impact on the patients, their family, friends and their income.

 

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