Blood cancer changes the lives of thousands of Australians every year, and the Leukaemia Foundation is ready to help them face the challenges ahead.
The Leukaemia Foundation provides personalised and practical support for people affected by blood cancers and related blood disorders, and their loved ones. Blood cancers include leukaemia, lymphoma and myeloma. All services are delivered at no cost to patients and families and are available in metropolitan, regional and rural areas across Australia.
The services provided by the Leukaemia Foundation include education and support programs, accommodation, a transport program, and other practical and emotional assistance to patients and families to help reduce the impact of blood cancer.
The Leukaemia Foundation receives no ongoing government funding, and relies on the generous support of the community taking part in events like Lifecycle to fund its’ essential services.
For further information go to www.leukaemia.org.au.
John James Village is Canberra’s home-away-from-home for people with life-threatening blood cancers. Opened in 2016, the John James Village provides a sanctuary for patients undergoing treatment at nearby Canberra Hospital for conditions such as leukaemia, myeloma, lymphoma and other blood cancers.
The Village was funded by the John James Foundation, a leading Canberra-based health charity and is proudly operated by the Leukaemia Foundation. It is located in Garran on land generously donated by the ACT Government.
The Village comprises:
- Independent accommodation provided at no-cost for blood cancer patients and their families/carers, including a one-bedroom unit, four two-bedroom units, and one three-bedroom units;
- A Recreation Building, providing a communal area for patients and their families / carers;
- Tranquil landscaped grounds, and
- An Administration Building, consisting of an onsite office for the Leukaemia Foundation where they provide additional support and care from.
Go to www.jjvillage.org.au for further information or to take a virtual tour of John James Village courtesy of Rodrigo Vargas Architectural Photographer.
The Lifecycle Committee consists of a dedicated group of unassuming individuals, who don’t seek recognition, and who are collectively driven to ensure that the Lifecycle Event Series is hugely successful and is thoroughly enjoyed by everybody involved. There are many task areas for the planning and execution of the Lifecycle Event Series that the Committee is responsible for, including event coordination, public relations, communications, marketing, sponsorship, volunteer management and administration.
The collaboration between Committee members is a truly uplifting experience, as we strive toward a common goal to serve the ACT and Southern NSW communities in assisting the essential work of the Leukaemia Foundation. Further to this, to see our efforts in turn facilitate the genuine support of members of the public, businesses and school groups to rally behind the cause, is rewarding beyond words.
We welcome new Committee members, so if this outline of the Lifecycle Committee environment is appealing, please contact us.
Mark Blake, Lifecycle Committee chairperson
The John James Foundation is a medical charity located in Deakin in the Australian Capital Territory. As a not-for-profit organisation, the Foundation uses the funds it earns from its land holdings to support volunteer medical programs and a range of medical education activities, as well as providing community support, particularly to local, grassroots charities and organisations that have a close fit with the Foundation’s objectives. In accordance with this Charter, the John James Foundation has most generously committed to meet the capital costs associated with the John James Village. It is impossible to overstate how significant this contribution is, given that the Village is a multi-million dollar project.
To find out more about us, visit our website www.jjmf.org.au/