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Blood Basics

Bone marrowBone marrow is the spongy tissue that fills the cavities inside your bones. All of your blood cells are made in your bone m...

Acute myeloid leukaemia (AML)

What is AML?Acute myeloid leukaemia (AML) is also known as acute myelocytic, acute granulocytic or acute myelogenous leukaemia. It can...

Chronic myeloid leukaemia (CML)

What is CML?Chronic myeloid leukaemia (CML) is the rarest of the four main leukaemias. The myeloid line of cells consists of four type...

Treatments

Watch & waitWatch & wait consists of on going monitoring of your condition.  This is commonly used at times when the cond...

Chemotherapy

The word chemotherapy stems from the Greek 'chemo' meaning chemical, and 'therapy' meaning treatment.Chemotherapy invo...

Acute lymphoblastic leukaemia (ALL)

What is ALL? Acute lymphoblastic leukaemia (ALL) is caused by the abnormal division of bone marrow stem cells - which damage the ...

Chronic lymphocytic leukaemia (CLL)

What is CLL? Chronic lymphocytic leukaemia (CLL) is caused by defective lymphocytes (a type of white blood cell). Lymphocytes produced...

Non-Hodgkin lymphoma

What is non-Hodgkin lymphoma? Non-Hodgkin lymphoma (formerly known as non-Hodgkin's lymphoma) is cancer of the lymphocyte - a type...

Hodgkin lymphoma

What is Hodgkin lymphoma? Hodgkin lymphoma (formerly known as Hodgkin's Disease or Hodgkin's lymphoma) is cancer of the lympha...

Myeloma

What is myeloma?Myeloma, also known as multiple myeloma or plasma cell myeloma, is a cancer of plasma cells (mature B-lymphocytes) tha...

Related conditions

Acute promyelocytic leukaemia (APL or APML)APML is a sub-type of AML.  It behaves slightly differently and is treated w...

Radiotherapy

Radiation therapy (irradiation) is the use of special X-rays to destroy tumour cells.  Depending on the dose and site of the radi...

Stem cell transplant

Stem cell or bone marrow transplant Traditionally, the term bone marrow transplantation has been used to describe the process of takin...

Living with these diseases

'This is a Big Deal'We have recently created a short film, ‘This is a Big Deal’, for patients and families. The fi...

Being diagnosed

Diagnosis is often devastating, both for the patient and for those around them. It is important to remember that these days, with trea...

Telling others

Some people prefer, at least in the beginning, to deal with the diagnosis on their own before having to share their feelings, or cope ...

Family matters

While it is important to try to maintain as normal a family life as possible, it is also vital to have realistic expectations. A diagn...

Childhood leukaemia

Initial diagnosisLearning that your child has leukaemia is extremely distressing for any parent. The news can trigger a whole range of...

Looking after yourself

Living with a leukaemia, lymphoma, myeloma or related blood disorder takes its toll on the mind, not just the body. Stress levels can ...

Survivorship

Thanks to significant advances in the treatment of blood cancers, more and more people are cured, while many others experience long pe...

Carers

When someone is seriously ill with a blood cancer, naturally the focus is on the patient... their treatment, health and long-term prog...

Providing support

Offering support is not always easy. Whilst most patients need it to help them deal with the many demands of their disease and treatme...

Grief and loss

Perhaps the biggest challenge of a blood cancer diagnosis is the fear or reality of loss; loss of a loved one and loss of one's li...

Patient support

Support ServicesBeing diagnosed with a blood cancer or related blood condition can be overwhelming, and coming to terms with it can cr...

Education & support programmes

Leukaemia & Blood Cancer New Zealand run a number of education and support programmes. These are designed to give patients and fam...

Useful links

There are many websites offering information on leukaemia and related blood conditions, and some have extensive information on the med...

Patient stories

A blood cancer diagnosis can be life-changing, not just for the patient but for the family and friends who love them. Everyone's e...

Ann's story

Caring for someone who has lymphoma can be a very challenging task. Ann Clausen, whose husband Peter lost his fight against lymphoma i...

Blair's story

{1l}Blair Wingfield speaks from experience … and from the heart. As a survivor of leukaemia for more than 25 years, and someone...

Marlene's story

Coming to terms with a tragedy can be extremely difficult, but it doesn't have to be tackled alone. Marlene Render, of LBF's A...

Ray's story

When Ray Morrissey arrived in New Zealand from the UK in 2002, he had a very clear vision of what the next few years would be like in ...

Milestones

1977  The Blood Foundation is set up, focusing on research for transfusion medicine  1989  The Blood Foundation be...

Affiliations

Lymphoma Coalition{1l} Leukaemia & Blood Cancer New Zealand is a member of the Lymphoma Coalition, an international orga...

Our Supporters

{2l}Farmers Trading Company supports LBC with a range of fundraising and awareness raising initiatives. The partnership with Farmers l...

Contact us

National Office (for all enquiries)Tollfree:       0800 15 10 15 (option 1)  Phone:09 638...

Donate

Leukaemia and Blood Cancer New Zealand (LBC) is committed to improving the quality of life for patients and their families living with...

Fundraise

Below are just some of the ways you can help us in our vision to cure, mission to care...* Make a donation. Click here.* Set up a fund...

WLAD 2008

{3l} World Lymphoma Awareness Day (WLAD) is held globally every year on September 15th. The Lymphoma Coalition, which the Leukaemia &a...

Run your own event

Everyone can make a differenceHolding your own community fundraising event or activity is a fun and rewarding way to support patients ...

Volunteer

We need you!Here at LBC we are on a huge volunteer recruitment drive. We need people from all walks of life to come, join us and help ...

Schools

Make a differenceHere are just a few ideas about how your school can help... If you fancy taking part in one of these activities, spea...

Grants

LBC is committed to increasing the understanding about leukaemia, lymphoma, myeloma and related blood conditions and is the only dedic...

National research grant

Grants are awarded each year to health professionals working in research and/or clinical areas associated with haematology, and those ...

Travel grants

LBC offers grants for health professionals, including scientists, clinicians, doctors, nurses, laboratory staff, support workers and c...

Summer studentships

Grants are on offer to medical students throughout New Zealand to carry out projects of haematological importance. The grants are inte...

Media contacts

Please contact the Leukaemia & Blood Foundation for all media enquiries, including interviews, images or further information on:* ...

Bequests

Planning your estateEstate planning is about ensuring that for now and in the future, the value of your assets is maximised and w...

Every Day Counts

{1l} Every Day Counts offers supporters the opportunity to buy and name a date on the Leukaemia & Blood Foundation's calendar ...

Leukaemia

What is leukaemia? Leukaemia is the general name given to a group of cancers that develop in the bone marrow. Under normal condit...

Lymphoma

What is lymphoma?Lymphoma is the general term for cancers that develop in the lymphatic system.  Lymphoma originates in developin...

How we can help

In 'patients & families', we aim to provide a host of up-to-date information, practical advice and support for blood cance...

Join an LBC event

LBC events really put the 'fun' back into fundraising and are a rewarding way to support patients and families living with leu...

New Zealand Bone Marrow Donor Registry (NZBMDR)

{1l} Each year, many patients are diagnosed with leukaemia or other life-threatening blood disorders. Bone marrow (or stem cell) trans...

Get involved

Leukaemia & Blood Cancer New Zealand (LBC) is dedicated to providing support and improving care for all New Zealanders d...

LBC-funded research

{1l}LBC is the only dedicated funder of haematology research and continues to sponsor two research groups, the Leukaemia Study Group a...

Finding new genes

Discovering new genes involved in leukaemiaDr Sheryl Gough receives funding support from the LBF to research leukaemia-related ge...

Contact Support Services

About this website

Privacy policy Leukaemia & Blood Cancer New Zealand (LBC) understands the importance the community places on the preservation of c...

WLAD 2009

WLAD Wrap Up.World Lymphoma Awareness Day is held globally every year on 15 September. The international Lymphoma Coalition, of which ...

Meet the trustees

Tony Wilding - Chairman{2l}Tony had been a company director since 1987 in the dairy industry; including positions with the NZ Dairy Gr...

Know your nodes WLAD 2009

Know lymphoma ...Do you know your nodes? Many of us have heard of lymph nodes and know they are somewhere in the body, but beyond that...

Immunology in CLL

Research could lead to tailored treatments{1l}A small group of researchers, led by Dr Judy McKenzie of the Haematology Research Group ...

Exploring multiple myeloma

Is treatment leading to better patient outcomes?Workoutside the laboratory has an important role to play in research.{1l}Hae...

Genetic changes in CLL cells

New technique increases genetic knowledge Chronic lymphocytic leukaemia (CLL) is the most common adult leukaemia in western ...

Our vision & mission

Leukaemia & Blood Cancer New Zealand (LBC) is the leading organisation in New Zealand dedicated to supporting patients a...

Farmers partnership

{1l} Farmers is one of New Zealand’s most loved and well known brands, one that is synonymous with family in both values and com...

Terms & Conditions

* I agree and undertake to bear all risks and claims connected with any activity covered by this application and to indemnify and hold...

Publications

{6l}Read our latest newsletters and learn more about our patient support services, workshops, events and research and awareness progra...

LifeBloodLIVE

The Leukaemia & Blood Foundation has launched a New Zealand first – an online support and information forum specifically for...

Historic Holden auctions

Thanks to all of you who supported the Holden $1 Reserve Auctions on TradeMe for a brand new Holden Astra SRi Turbo and a brand new 60...

PwC & Bell Gully shave

To round off Shave 08 in style long term Shave supporters Bell Gully and PricewaterhouseCoopers got shaving, clipping and colouring to...

Christmas spirit still strong at Farmers ...

Leukaemia & Blood Foundation (LBF) corporate sponsor Farmers is reviving the Christmas spirit amongst its staff by encouraging fes...

Farmers reusable shopping bags

{1l}Farmers has launched a reusable shopping bag to raise money for the Leukaemia & Blood Foundation (LBF). The reusable bag, now ...

Sid's story

When Sid Hider’s multiple myeloma was at its worst, even driving over a speed bump could bring tears of pain to the Green Bay re...

Hubbards support LBF

A tasty combination.Hubbards is supporting the LBF by featuring us on their cereal boxes. Now you can learn about us while enjoying yo...

Farmers Santa Parade 2010

{4l}For the third year in a row the LBF was selected by Farmers as the official charity for the iconic Farmers Santa Parade. On Sunday...

Get social

LBC gets socialJoin us on Facebook, You Tube and Twitter! We are posting information about events, resources, programmes and issues th...

Information booklets

LBC is the leading provider of information about blood cancers and conditions in New Zealand. Click on thebooklets below for a downloa...

Psychosocial corner

Phil Kerslake, lymphoma survivor and author of ‘Life, Happiness… and Cancer’ writes a regular column for LBC’...

Support Services calendar

Listed here are all the education and support programmes and special events running in the next couple of months. For more information...

Winter 2011

About being positive…When a cancer patient announced at one of my recent public talks, “if one more person tells me to be...

Advocacy

The LBF represents the needs of patients and their families to the government, health agencies, drug companies and other relevant bodi...

The buzz on facial fuzz

 {1l}Many of New Zealand’s rugby players are growing their beards to shave off in support of NZ Blood and the Leukaemia &am...

Farmers 100 Year Birthday Celebrations

Farmers is one of New Zealand’s most loved and well known brands, one that is synonymous with family in both values and communit...

Rotorua Fashion

Fashion fundraiser marks 6th yearA recent sunny Sunday saw Rotorua women out in force to attend the Quota International of Rotorua &ls...

Lymphoma Expert

We were very fortunate to be joined for this session by international lymphoma expert, Professor Joseph Connors, MD. Professor Connors...

Happy New Year!

{1l}We hope you had a great Christmas and look forward to a happy and prosperous 2011. We look forward to continuing our wor...

2010 events

Massage for a DifferenceOn 12-13 February, the New Zealand College of Massage hosted a two-day charity event, Massage for a Difference...

Massage for a Difference 2010

{8l}{4l}         Valerie Vili shows real heart at charity eventOn 12-13 February, the New...

Firefighter Sky Tower Challenge 2010

{4l}On 22 May, New Zealand fire-fighters smashed speed and fundraising records during the Firefighter Sky Tower Challenge in supp...

WLAD 2010

World Lymphoma Awareness Day (WLAD) is a global event observed every year on 15 September. WLAD is an international effort to raise mu...

Leukaemia Appeal Week 2010

{11r}This 1-7 November was Leukaemia Appeal Week, the LBF’s national appeal to support patients and families living with bl...

Bell Gully Summer Clerks

{2l}On Friday 29 January, participants of the Bell Gully summer clerk programme volunteered their time to support the Leukaemia & ...

Donation Station

{1l} We've selected a winner! A young girl has won our Donation Station competition and we will announce her name very soon.T...

Bunnings Shaves 2010

{1l}Bunnings' shave a success!Bunnings has Shaved for a Cure. On 10, 13 and 20 March Bunnings staff shaved their heads to rai...

LBF introduces new resources for kids

The LBF is very pleased to introduce two new picture books written specifically for children who have been diagnosed with a blood canc...

The 2010 event

On 22 May, New Zealand fire-fighters smashed speed and fundraising records during the Firefighter Sky Tower Challenge in support of th...

Gear logistics

It is preferable that you supply your own full BA set for the event.  Due to the logistics of the event you are only able to use ...

Our sponsors

 We are so grateful for the dedicated support of our sponsors. Without them this event would not happen!Major Partners{11l} ...

2012 Race results

Winning results 2012Donned and Started (in full firefighter gear breathing through a breathing apparatus) male open1. Josh Harris...

History of the event

In 2003, the seed was planted for the Firefighter Sky Tower Challenge when Auckland Airport Rescue Fire Tony Scott “Scottie&rdqu...

Fundraising tips

Stuck for ideas?  How about ...* Organise a quiz or auction night.* Organise community car wash, karaoke night, ga...

Contact us

If you have a query, would love some more information or just want to chat, please don't hesitate to contact us.  All ou...

About LBC

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

The competitors

The event has now closed with 420 brave firefighters set to take on the challenge.Take a look below and check out the c...

Training

The key components for stair climbing is good leg strength, good aerobic fitness a degree of upper body strength to assist you to util...

Buckland’s Beach Shave 2010

 {2l}Buckland’s Beach Intermediate Shaves for a Cure Twenty Buckland’s Beach Intermediate School boys shaved their he...

Shave Business Challenge 2010

New Zealand businesses and organisations are being asked use their heads. The Leukaemia & Blood Foundation is challenging New Zeal...

Huffer T-shirt 2010

{3l}New Zealand street fashion label, Huffer has once again designed a unique t-shirt in support of Shave10.Raise $500 or more for Sha...

Fundraising

The Firefighter Sky Tower Challenge is not only a physical and mental challenge. We also challenge you to raise as much sponsorship mo...

Cashmere High School Shave 2010

{1l}On 1 April, Christchurch Mayor Bob Parker visited his old high school, Cashmere High School, to support the students’ Shave ...

Middlemore Tissue Bank

LBC has joined with the Middlemore Tissue Bank (MTB) recognising their mutual aims of advancing the treatment of blood cancers and rel...

Gear rules

As competitor numbers for the annual Firefighter Sky Tower Challenge continue to increase substantially every year, the comp...

Shave for a Cure 2010

Shave 2010 was a year of firsts. We had our first virtual Shavee, the Airpoints Fairy and our first ever Shave Tweet up in Auckland. W...

2013 Squads & Race Times

If there is a code next to your name and set and you requested a BA set then you’re okay. If you have OWN next to your name this...

2010 Race results

The results are out!To check out all the competitors and their awesome times, click here.If you are up for the 2011 cha...

SKYCITY Dining for a Difference 2010

{4l}Chivalrous chefs contribute cuisine for a record fundraiser On Saturday 30 October, SKYCITY’s Dining for a Difference raised...

A golden opportunity

This Queen’s Birthday Weekend, Farmers is asking shoppers to donate a gold coin when they are in store. The five-day “Add ...

Over $4,000 in prizes

Paslode, PlaceMakers and DeWalt have teamed up to support a fundraiser to raise money for the LBF as part of the Sky High Shave. ...

Translated Booklets

The LBF is the leading provider of information about blood cancers and conditions in New Zealand. We recognise the diversity of our po...

Support for children who have a parent or sibling with blood cancer

Cancer can affect the entire family and children may deal with their mum or dad, or brother or sister receiving a cancer diagnosis in...

Contact us

If you have a query, would love some more information or just want to chat, please don't hesitate to contact us, all our details a...

The event

The 7in7 Challenge is well underway. Mal Law and the support runners have had a successful start to what will be a remarkable week. Th...

About the LBF

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

Get involved

Are you up for an extraordinary adventure in the South Island?Join Mal, his supporters and take on a day of 7in7 challenge! ...

The runs

The 7in7 Challenge is open to individuals of all abilities and experience – it’s about ordinary people...

Latest news

There's a lot of buzz out about the exciting 7in7 Challenge.Check out Mal talking about his upcoming adventure on S...

The history

He did it – an amazing feat!After 360 km’s and 66 hours of running Malcolm Law accomplished the 2009 Mizone 7in7 Chal...

Lymphoma Network

The Lymphoma Network of New Zealand is a national network aimed at improving patient care through collaboration. LBC sponsor...

Start fundraising

Have you taken up the challenge and are keen to fundraise?All you need to do is set up an online fundraising page - from there you can...

7in7 Challenge 2010

{9l}Challenge conquered!After 7 days and 370 kilometres, the 7in7 Challenge is complete. Mal Law and the support runners have had a re...

Swim 10,000

{4l}Making a splash!On 15 July 2010, North Shore resident, Lia Bell began ‘Swim 10,000.’ She is attempting to swim 10...

Payroll Giving

Payroll Giving allows you to give a chosen amount to a charity directly from your regular pay – you just let your empl...

Up for the challenge?

{3c}Sign up for our fundraising target, shoot 183 over par, and go home feeling good!It doesn't matter how rusty you, or your club...

Who should play?

You!  The Golf Marrowthon 100 Hole Challenge is open to all levels of golfers - both low and not-so-low handicappers.  We do...

About Leukaemia & Blood Cancer New Zealand

Did you know that every day, 6 New Zealand children and adults are diagnosed with leukaemia, lymphoma, myeloma or a related blood cond...

How does it work?

Special rules do apply to speed up play.* You play as an individual, at your own speed.* On certain holes, you'll play multiple ba...

On the day

Besides having a ball, you'll ...* Have private, exclusive use of the Golf Club for the entire day* Receive plenty of refreshments...

A little bit of history

In 2005 Leukaemia & Blood Cancer NZ (LBC) launched an original and unique fundraising event, the Golf Marrowthon&re...

Our ace supporters

Our huge thanks to our generous supporters, in particular ...            &...

Contact us

If you have a query, would love some more information or just want to chat, please don't hesitate to contact us, all our details a...

Time to fundraise

Are you up for the challenge?All you need to do is register, set up an online fundraising page - then get sponsorships from famil...

A few fundraising tips

Stuck for ideas? Below are our top 10 fundraising tips.1. Segmentation - this is the first and most valuable step in your fundrai...

2011 - A record-breaking event!

{2l}On 21 May 2011, New Zealand firefighters puffed their way to the top of Auckland’s iconic Sky Tower for the chance at the ti...

Drug access

LBC's letter to the MOH -- In Silent Crisis, Blood Cancers in New Zealand We recently submitted this letter to the ...

Social Hero Award

Firefighter Sky Tower Challenge wins Prime Minister’s Social Hero Award{2l}On Friday 23 July the Firefighter Sky Tower Challenge...

Taupo Golf Marrowthon

The Golf Marrowthon 100 Hole challenge is a unique charity golf event where golfers of all abilities test their skills and endurance i...

Erin's story

 {1r}As they strolled the Paris backstreets, searching for a cafe, Erin Moss struggled to keep up with her husband Norman.The cou...

Sarah's story

A magical tributeNew Zealand label, Polish, released a memorial tee in honour of founder, Struan Barty, who passed away from lymphoma ...

Richard's story

Finding the humour in chemoWhen Richard and Sophie Armitt waved goodbye to family and friends in their native UK, they were excitedly ...

Buck's story

Rugby legend recallsWhen rugby legend, Buck Shelford, publicly shared his experiences with lymphoma last year, he knew many of his aud...

Denise's story

Giving back in the Waikato“I have cancer. I never thought I would ever say those words,” says Waikato resident Denise Spic...

Renee's story

Caring for the next personRenee Holmes was a vibrant twenty-five-year-old living it up in London, when she was diagnosed with Hodgkin ...

Robb's story

Ten foot tall and bullet-proof For the first time, husband, father and lymphoma survivor, Robb Longhurst shares his story. The 44-year...

Health professionals

We have a suite of materials available, in particular lymphoma-specific materials to firmly position lymphoma on the radar of every GP...

Join us on Facebook for a chance to win!

{1c}This 15 September, World Lymphoma Awareness Day, make sure you know the signs of lymphoma – Know Your Nodes. Take the quiz a...

The marvellous marrowthoners

Check out the fellow marrowthoners below and all their fabulous fundraising efforts. Remember, the Taupo Marrowthon is on Friday ...

The fundraisers

With the ultimate endurance event - the wonderful 7in7 Challenge only a few months away, our runners are getting just as exc...

Past vacancies

The Leukaemia & Blood Foundation (LBF) is the national organisation dedicated to supporting patients and their families living wit...

TGM 2010

{1l}On Friday 8 October, Wairakei International Golf Course hosted its first Golf Marrowthon 100 Hole Challenge. Golfers completed the...

Wellington Phoenix game

{1l}LBF patients were invited to attend the Wellington Phoenix v Brisbane Roar game on Wednesday 3 November.As part of Leukaemia ...

Leukaemia Appeal Week

This 1-7 November is Leukaemia Appeal Week, the LBF’s national appeal to support patients and families living with blood cancer ...

James' story

{1l}Wellington born James Roiauri is known to local haemotologists and hospital staff as Mr. 100percent.  Passionate about inspir...

Nardia's story

{1l}In March 2003 student Nardia Cooper hurt her upper back which prompted her to see the student clinic doctor, he prescribed pain ki...

Milly's story

{1l}You go to the doctor with blocked ears … and come out with the diagnosis of acute leukaemia. To say that was not a good day...

Tony & Marilyn's story

{1l}Tony's storyTony Evans was diagnosed in February 2008 with chronic lymphocytic leukaemia (CLL). Both Tony and his wife, Marily...

Rachel's story

After spending more than half her life battling illness, Rachel Sharma now has dreams of helping others and is thankfully able to do s...

Robert’s story

{1l}Palmerston North resident Robert Small was diagnosed with Chronic Lymphocytic Leukaemia (CLL) 18 months ago. Initially, he th...

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Kirsten's story

{1l}Kirsten was diagnosed with Acute Promyelocytic Leukaemia (APML) on 2 March 2010. She had seen her GP the previous day with several...

Shave for a Cure

{1l} Shave for a Cure is Leukaemia & Blood Cancer New Zealand's  (LBC’s) signature fundraising event. The 2015...

Firefighter Sky Tower Stair Challenge

{1l}The Firefighter Sky Tower Stair Challenge is a New Zealand tradition. The 2014 event took place on Saturday 17 May with 700 firefi...

Blood Cancer Awareness Week

Blood Cancer Awareness Week from 3-9 November 2014  is Leukaemia & Blood Cancer New Zealand’s annual national awar...

2014 events

Shave for a Cure Shave for a Cure is here and promises to be another HAIR-raising affair! This year's Shave Week is from 17 -...

About THRC

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The 2012 fundraisers

A Shave event 19 years in the making

{1l}Debbie's story.On 27 February 1992, Invercargill resident Debbie Hodges was diagnosed with acute myeloid leukaemia (AML) and g...

Christchurch Golf Marrowthon

{1l} Limited places are still available in the Christchurch Golf Marrowthon 100 Hole Challenge, being held on Tuesday 22 November at t...

Medical and Scientific Committee

Medical and Scientific Committee MembersThe members of the Medical and Scientific Committee bring a wide range of disciplines and expe...

CGM 2009

{1l}Christchurch Golf Marrowthon 2009Sportsmen and celebrities make Golf Marrowthon a successThe Christchurch Golf Marrowthon 100 Hole...

Race start times

 If there is a code next to your name and set and you requested a BA set then you’re okay. If you have OWN next to your nam...

World Blood Donor Day

Blood Donors Save the Day{1l}The New Zealand Blood Service (NZBS) celebrated World Blood Donor Day across the country on Tuesday 14 Ju...

Vacancies

Leukaemia & Blood Cancer New Zealand currently has vacancies:FUNDRAISING MANAGER • Dynamic Culture• Senior Strategi...

Communications and Media Relations Manager

JOB DESCRIPTIONEmployer: Leukaemia & Blood Foundation of New ZealandPosition: Communications & Media Relations Manag...

Latest news

What an outstanding success the 2011 challenge was with a record number of entrants, and with both race and fundraising records broken...

2012 Fundraising results

Thanks to your support, the 2012 Firefighter Sky Tower Challenge was an amazing success and raised over $319,000 for the Leukaemia &am...

2012 photos

Do you want to see your brigade in action? Thanks to Quikpix there are photos of the event available for purchase from their webs...

Taupo Golf Marrowthon 2012

The Golf Marrowthon 100 Hole Challenge is a fun and unique charity golf event. Golfers from all handicap levels are welcomed to test t...

Minister of Cancer for NZ

CANGO, a group of eight cancer NGOs, launched its election manifesto on Friday August 19 and called for a Minister of Cancer to implem...

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Farmers Santa Parade

{1l}The Leukaemia & Blood Foundation (LBF) had an incredible day at the Farmers Santa Parade on Sunday November 27 where we raised...

Ben's story

{1r}If you ask 42-year-old Auckland-based sales and marketing general manager Ben Payne what it is like to have lymphoma he compares t...

Hair flying in Riccarton

{1r}Hair was flying at Riccarton Market when a team of 15 keen Cantabrians completed their Shave for a Cure on October 9 in ...

Record amount raised

{1r} Forty five keen golfers from across New Zealand raised a record breaking $155,000 for the Leukaemia & Blood Foundation (...

Outstanding PwC Shave

{1r}PwC held an outstanding Shave for a Cure event ‘Nude-Noggin Friday’ on November 11, and raised over $43,000 for the ...

Resources for Loan

LBC upgrades lending libraryWe’ve recently upgraded our resource centres around the country to include new books, DVDs and audio...

Haemochromatosis

A printable version of this page is available here. Leukaemia & Blood Cancer New Zealand (LBC) is pleased to announce that Haemoch...

We've changed our name

 {1r}We conducted extensive market research into what our supporters and the general public thought about our organisation and ou...

2012 event closed

Registrations for this event have now closed.  The event sold out in record time, with places filled in just one day.  ...

Kasie-Lea's story

{1l} For anyone, being diagnosed with follicular lymphoma and getting through the treatment is an incredible feat on its own. However,...

Shave for a Cure

{1l}Shave Week from March 26 - March 31  was fantastic! We kicked it off with an awesome launch at Queen's Wharf in Wellingto...

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Banking information

Let your friends, family and colleagues know about this event. Send them an email with a link to your page so that they can support yo...

About LBC

About Leukaemia & Blood Cancer New Zealand Leukaemia & Blood Cancer New Zealand is the leading organisation in New Zealan...

Training

The key components for stair climbing are good leg strength, good aerobic fitness a degree of upper body strength to assist you t...

Contact Us

If you have a query, would love some more information or just want to chat, please don't hesitate to contact us.  All our det...

Race Start Times

Race times will be posted shortly.

The 2013 Fundraisers

The 2012 Participants will be posted shortly.

Terms and Conditions

Wavier for the Corporate Sky Tower Stair Climb ("Event")1. My accepted entry into the Event will not be transferred to anoth...

SKYCITY

For more information please visit the SKYCITY website.

Blood Cancer Patient Forum 2012

{1l}On Saturday 15 September, LBC held our biennial Blood Cancer Patient Forum at the Langham Hotel in Auckland.  The conference,...

Lincoln University Shave

Richie McCaw, Michael Hobbs and other professional rugby players helped out the Lincoln University Future Leaders scholars on May 20, ...

Firefighters set new records

{1l}This year’s Firefighter Sky Tower Stair Challenge was the biggest and best ever! Around  480 firefighters battled their...

Firefighter Sky Tower Stair Challenge

{1l}  This year's Firefighter Sky Tower Stair Challenge saw 550 firefighters battle their way up the 1103 steps of Auckl...

2012 Race & Fundraising Results

Thanks to your support, the 2012 Corporate Sky Tower Challenge was an amazing success and raised over $63,000 for the Leukaemia &...

2012 Event Photos

Do you want to see your team in action? Thanks to Quikpix there are photos of the event available for purchase from their website...

LBC

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

Contact Us

If you have a query, would love some more information or just want to chat, please don't hesitate to contact us. Pork Pie Charity ...

2013 Itinerary

{1c}March 28 - Arrive KaitaiaMarch 29 - Kaitaia - Auckland - TaupoMarch 30 - Taupo - Whanganui - WellingtonMarch 31 - Wellington - Pic...

About the Event

{2c}PURPOSE - Fun and funds!!GOAL - To drive Kaitaia to Invercargill in six days in any road worthy Mini. Follow the tyre tracks, wher...

Fundraising

Let your friends, family and colleagues know about this event. Send them an email with a link to your page so that they can support yo...

Carole's story

{1l}Carole Belshaw, a 48 year-old dental assistant from Whangaparaoa who is the mother of two teenage boys, was unsure of what lymphom...

DATES

The dates for the 2013 run are: Thursday March 28 to Wednesday April 3, 2013.{1c}

Mini Trilogy Continues

Everyone seems to be into trilogies these days! We have had Lord of the Rings, Die Hard, The Matrix, Mad Max, Hunger Games, Indiana Jo...

Braving the cold!

 {1l}Mount Maunganui College students braved the cold water at Omanu beach for their Polar Bear Plunge and raised over $3,800 for...

Follow the event on Facebook!

 To check out the 2013 Pork Pie Charity Run Facebook page click here {2c}

Making a Difference

Important registration information

Registration Fee:To guarantee your place on the Pork Pie Charity Run, you must pay your deposit ($400) and final registration amount t...

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Golf Marrowthon

www.marrowthon.org.nz 

Taupo Golf Marrowthon 100 Hole Challenge

{1r}The Golf Marrowthon 100 Hole Challenge is a fun and unique charity golf event. Golfers from all handicap levels are welcomed to te...

World Lymphoma Awareness Day

             {1l}World Lymphoma Awareness Day (WLAD) is on Monday 15 ...

A life-saving bond

 {1l}Arna Tupou-Buckley has always considered herself extremely lucky to have an identical twin sister, Luana. The 38-year-old ch...

2012 Farmers Santa Parade

Santa's Little Helpers! {1l}LBC was tne nominated charity lucky enough to collect at the Farmers Santa Parade on Sunday Novem...

2012 Marrowthon Success!

Leukaemia & Blood Cancer New Zealand’s (LBC) annual Golf Marrowthon 100 Hole Challenge was a resounding success this year ra...

Blood Cancer Awareness Week

Blood Cancer Awareness Week from 5-11 November is Leukaemia & Blood Cancer New Zealand’s annual national awareness week.&nbs...

Happy Holidays

{1l}The Leukaemia & Blood Cancer New Zealand team would like to extend our best wishes to all of our patients, their families...

Clinical Trials

Page updated: 28 February 2014 HospitalsACH: Auckland City Hospital CHCH: Christchurch Hospital DUN: Dunedin Hospital MMH: Middlemore ...

2013 Important information

We are excited to confirm the date for the 2013 Corporate Sky Tower Stair Challenge - Friday May 10! Registration for the 2013 ev...

World Cancer Day

World Cancer Day 2013 (Monday, 4 February) is an opportunity for cancer organisations around the world to dispel damaging myths and mi...

Rules

Firefighter Sky Tower Stair Challenge RulesEligibility The Event is open to Firefighters only. To be eligible to compete in the F...

Shave for a Cure

{1l}Shave for a Cure is Leukaemia & Blood Cancer New Zealand's  (LBC's) signature fundraising event.This week Shave W...

Shave for a Cure

The clippers are poised and razors are at the ready, for Leukaemia & Blood Cancer New Zealand’s (LBC’s) Shave for a Cu...

2013 Registrations Closed

The 2013 event has sold out in record time! For those of you who have missed out please email firefightersteam@leukaemia.org.nz to be ...

A Beautiful Gift

{1r} Esther Pekepo, an 18-year-old secondary school student from Auckland, was juggling her Year 12 studies with her hobbies, includin...

'Slice of Pork Pie'

CALLING ALL NEW OWNERSDo you love a good MINI Road Trip? Would you like to show your support for a great cause? Join us for the h...

A new lease on life

{1l} When 63-year-old Tilda Coplestone, from Whakatane, was diagnosed with acute myeloid leukaemia (AML) she was warned her prognosis ...

2013 Participant Information

Below is a summary of our communications to event participants, if you are a registered participant you will still need to check our w...

LBC funds blood cancer research unit

{1l}Leukaemia & Blood Cancer New Zealand (LBC) announced  at the opening of the Haematology Society of Australia and New Zeal...

Corporate Sky Tower Stair Challenge

{1c}SKYCITY’s Corporate Sky Tower Stair Challenge was held for the third time on Friday 1 August, 2014. The ‘vertical...

Fundraising Tips

The Corporate Sky Tower Stair Challenge is not only a physical and mental challenge. We are also challenging you to raise as much spon...

2013 Race Results

Winning results 2013Donned and Started (in full Firefighter gear breathing through a breathing apparatus) male overall:1. Josh Harriso...

2013 Results

Thanks to your support, the 2013 Corporate Sky Tower Challenge was an amazing success and raised over $114,000 for Leukaemia & Blo...

Firefighter Sky Tower Stair Challenge sets new records

Firefighter Sky Tower Stair Challenge sets new records {1l} This year’s Firefighter Sky Tower Stair Challenge was the biggest ev...

Firefighter Sky Tower Stair Challenge sets new records

Firefighter Sky Tower Stair Challenge sets new records {1l} This year’s Firefighter Sky Tower Stair Challenge was the biggest ev...

2013 Photos

Want to see photos from the day and your brigade in action? The event day photos are available to purchase thanks to Quikpix through t...

SKYCITY Dining for a Difference

{1l}SKYCITY Dining for a Difference is a unique fine-dining experience created by top international chef Peter Gordon to raise funds f...

Cherie and Wayne's Story

Cherie West recently passed away after a long battle with several illnesses. One of her final wishes was to share her story. Here, her...

SKYCITY Dining for a Difference 2013

{1l}SKYCITY Dining for a Difference was held on July 6 2013 and was a huge success raising $203,000.  The event is a unique fine-...

Golfers raise over $120,000 for LBC

{1l}Kiwi golfers throughout the North Island took up the ultimate challenge and raised over $120,000 for Leukaemia & Blood Cancer ...

Paige's Story

 {1l}When eight-year-old Paige Elliott turned down chocolate treats over Easter in 2012 her mum Dee knew something was up. &ldquo...

Helen's Story

 {1l}When Morrinsville local Helen Cranston was told she might have a form of blood cancer and needed to have a bone marrow biops...

Naomi's Story

  {1l}Naomi McRae was settling back into life in New Zealand after her recent OE and wedding, and enjoying her career at Pricewat...

Tony's Story

  {1l}Tony Marinkovich uses his extensive experience as a sports motivator and coach to manage his follicular lymphoma. When Tony...

Anne's Story

 {1l}It’s been eight years since Anne Francis had a stem cell transplant for myeloma. Since then she’s gained two mor...

New Support Services Centre open

 {1l}The Governor General Lt Gen Rt Hon Sir Jerry Mateparae officially opened Leukaemia & Blood Cancer New Zealand’s Su...

Golfers raise over $120,000 for LBC

{1l}Kiwi golfers throughout the North Island took up the ultimate challenge and raised over $120,000 for Leukaemia & Blood Cancer ...

The Silent Treatment

  {1l}Esther Pekepo, a 19-year-old from Auckland, was juggling Year 12 studies at Onehunga High with her hobbies dance and s...

About blood cancers

  {1l}*  Every day, 6 New Zealanders are diagnosed with a blood cancer or related condition. *  That’s about...

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72-year old completes ride of a lifetime

{1l}John Smithies a 72-year-old from Lake Ohau has completed a huge personal quest. John arrived in Bluff after cycling the length of...

Mother knitted to the cause

{1l}Bay of Plenty woman Bronwyn Carroll has decided to put needles to wool to raise money for Leukaemia & Blood Cancer New Zealan...

Our Partners

{11l} Farmers Trading Company supports LBC with a range of fundraising and awareness raising initiatives. The partnership with Farmers...

LBC joins NZ Breakers on the court

{1l}21-year-old Molly Rowlandson says it’s been a while since she’s used her muscles for exercise, but recently she and 20...

Karen’s Story

{1l}Karen Sorby, an accounts manager who has lived in Howick, Auckland for 25 years, was in good health when she went to her GP for a ...

Estelle's Story

{1l}When Estelle Tunoho was diagnosed with haemochromatosis it didn’t come as a great surprise.Her sisters have the condition as...

NZ bands rock to beat blood cancer

{1l}A concert involving 12 bands, solo and DJ sets dedicated to raising money for blood cancer patients in New Zealand is being held a...

Shave Success

{2l} From the Prime Minister playing hairdresser to a 14-year-old’s incredible climb up the leader board, Shave For a Cure this ...

Make a WORLD of Difference

{1l}Three iconic hairdos are being celebrated in a series of striking limited edition t-shirts in a collaboration between WORLD and Le...

2014 Event Date

The date for the 2014 Corporate Sky Tower Stair Challenge is Friday August 1. To register your interest, please email events...

Taupo Golf Marrowthon 100 Hole Challenge

To register your interest please email events@leukaemia.org.nz

SKYCITY NZ Breakers go bald for Shave for a Cure

{1l}Seven of SKYCITY NZ Breakers team have a lot less hair after braving a shave yesterday as part of Leukaemia & Blood Cancer New...

2014 Auckland Marathon Team

Leukaemia & Blood Cancer New Zealand are part of the Golden Charity Programme at the 2014 Auckland Marathon. The Marathon tak...

Politicians urged to ‘front up’ on cancer

{2l}CANGO, an alliance of eight major cancer NGOs,  including Leukaemia & Blood Cancer New Zealand, launched a manifesto last...

Get involved

We are excited to confirm the date for the 2014 Corporate Sky Tower Stair Challenge - Friday 1 August! Registration for the 2014 event...

Firefighters walk from Waitangi to Auckland

{1l}Walking 283.5km from Waitangi to Auckland is no easy feat, but 12 firemen dressed in full gear are taking up the challenge to rais...

Firefighter Sky Tower Stair Challenge

{1l}The firefighters’ race to raise $1 million for Leukaemia & Blood Cancer New Zealand (LBC) has reached more than $571,000...

Records broken in tenth Firefighter Sky Tower Stair Challenge

{1l}The tenth annual Firefighter Sky Tower Stair Challenge was the biggest yet raising more than $884,000 for Leukaemia & Blood Ca...

Ngaiterangi's story

{1l}41-year old Ngaiterangi Smallman from Turangi was diagnosed with a number of different conditions before doctors found he had chro...

Kerrin's story

{1l}After being diagnosed with acute myeloid leukaemia in June 2013, 37-year-old Kerrin Parlato had to relocate from his hometown Napi...

Register for the Blood Cancer Patient Forum

{1l}Have you registered for the Blood Cancer Patient Forum? The highly anticipated event will take place on Saturday 13 September, 201...

92-year-old helps myeloma patients

{1l}Ever thought you were too old to make a difference? 92-year-old Iris Dutton hasn’t let her age hold her back, or the fact th...

Rare blood cancer for young family

{1l}Invercargill man Tim Robertson was diagnosed with a form of lymphoma that is so rare his partner Rebecca says even their haematolo...

Olwyn’s Story

{1l}If you or a loved one from the Gisborne area has had blood cancer treatments in the past year you may have noticed that treatment ...

Leukaemia & Blood Cancer Research Unit Opens

{2l}Leukaemia & Blood Cancer New Zealand (LBC) celebrated a huge milestone on Monday August 14, with the official opening of New Z...

SKYCITY Dining for a Difference

SKYCITY Dining for a Difference is a unique fine-dining experience created by top international chef Peter Gordon to raise funds for L...

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World Lymphoma Awareness Day

{1l} 25-year-old Mellisa Chesterman from Tokoroa was mid-way through her post-graduate diploma in teaching at Waikato University when ...