Get Your Legs Out for Lymphoma this March
There’s still time to join the hundreds of people who’ve already signed up to support Lymphoma Australia’s 2021 Legs Out for Lymphoma virtual fundraiser next month.
It’s free to sign up and all money raised will help support those battling Lymphoma as well as their carers and supporters.
This week Lymphoma Australia Chairman and two time lymphoma survivor Serg Duchini launched an ambassador-led call-to-arms video urging anyone still thinking about it to get on board and sign up.
Lending their legs to the star-studded ambassador campaign is Southside Flyer and Australian basketballer Rebecca Cole – and her dad, Lymphoma Australia Ambassador Gary Cole, Walkinshaw Andretti United’s Callum Glanville and former rower and Olympic medallist Frank Hegerty.
Mr Duchini explained the ‘virtual’ element of this year’s fundraiser was an opportunity to bring in more supporters from around Australia.
“Everyone’s lymphoma experience is different but what helps us get through are the amazing Lymphoma Care Nurses who help patients and families navigate the health system, access the most up to date information about lymphoma and take the fear of the unknown out of the journey day after day,” he said.
“Your fundraising and support will help to ensure that everyone, no matter their location, has access to a lymphoma care nurse and is not in this alone. Please get your legs out any way you want to – walk, run, cycle, swim, star jump – it’s up to you.
“You can participate as a team or group, we need your help to spread the word about Lymphoma this March.”
So don’t wait – sign up now and get your Legs Out for Lymphoma and help raise awareness of lymphoma and much needed funds for Lymphoma Care Nurses.
For more information or to register visit lymphoma.org.au/get-involved/legs-out-for-lymphoma/ and check out the ambassador video here: https://youtu.be4p1ls_L45c
For media interviews, content enquiries and further information:
Sharon Winton, CEO – 0431 483 204 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Interviews with Legs Out for Lymphoma Ambassadors are available by contacting Josie Cole at Lymphoma Australia on 0412 883 842
About Lymphoma Australia
Lymphoma Australia is a national charity dedicated to making a difference in the lives of lymphoma patients and their families across the country. As the only organisation in Australia that works solely with lymphoma our mission is to support Australians touched by lymphoma, raise awareness of this cancer, and support research for a cure.
Lymphoma Australia provides Australia’s Lymphoma Care Nurses who are professionally qualified nurses to support people diagnosed to navigate their journey and connect them to support networks.
- It is estimated that nearly 6,900 Australians will be diagnosed Lymphoma in 2021, which equates to 17 people per day.
- Common symptoms include: swollen lymph nodes, fatigue, unexplained weight loss, night sweats, rash or itching, a persistent cough or shortness of breath.
- Lymphoma is a cancer of the lymphatic system and is the number one blood cancer in Australia
- There are more than 80 subtypes of lymphoma and many are incurable
- It is the 3rd most common cancer in children.
- The cause of lymphoma is unknown.
- Lymphoma doesn’t discriminate — anyone can get it.
- The number one cancer in 15-25 years in Australia