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Monday 19 Mar 2018

Shave for a Cure

Shave for a Cure is Leukaemia & Blood Cancer New Zealand's signature fundraising event. Shave Week runs from 19 - 25 March 2018.

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Our calendar is looking mighty exciting for the coming year. A few highlights and dates for your diaries are:

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Patient Stories

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Expecting the unexpected has become part of everyday life for Auckland mum Dani Noyer. Her three-year-old son Iziyah has a rare blood condition called chronic granulomatous disorder (CGD).

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Diagnosed with acute myeloid leukaemia (AML)

Thirty-five years ago Blair Wingfield was making a decent living selling life insurance. What he didn’t realise was that he was ineligible for his own policies.

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Diagnosed with multiple myeloma

In 2015, Brendan McKellar found himself in hospital numerous times for small, unexplained issues. After struggling to recover from a bout of pneumonia, Brendan was diagnosed with multiple myeloma.

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Diagnosed with acute lymphoblastic leukaemia

In 2015, two-year-old Devyn Tregurtha was a happy and healthy child so when she had an extremely high temperature for two weeks straight, her mum Bianca stared to worry.

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Diagnosed with acute myeloid leukaemia

In early 2016, Caroline Mountford found herself frequently visiting her doctor for multiple new health issues. After a multitude of tests they finally diagnosed her with acute myeloid leukaemia.

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The latest news and publications from Leukaemia & Blood Cancer New Zealand.

Thursday 1 February, 2018

LBC farewells CEO Pru Etcheverry

After 15 years at the helm, Leukaemia & Blood Cancer New Zealand’s (LBC’s) CEO Pru Etcheverry has made the decision to leave the organisation.

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Wednesday 1 November, 2017

Blood cancer hiding in plain sight

In 2015, two-year-old Devyn Tregurtha, from Auckland was a happy and healthy child so when she had an extremely high temperature for two weeks straight, her mum Bianca started to worry.

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Wednesday 13 September, 2017

The Kiwi man who beat cancer eight times

Phil Kerslake is said to be the most prolific cancer survivor in New Zealand after overcoming a staggering eight cancer diagnoses in the past 38 years.

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