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What, Why, How


The Leukaemia Foundation is one of Australia’s largest cancer charities and provides people living with blood cancer many avenues of support such as accommodation, financial assistance, emotional and practical support, health and wellbeing advice, grief support and peer support groups. The long-established Financial Assistance program has already helped a substantial number of blood cancer patients and their families over many years.


Blood cancer is Australia’s second most diagnosed cancer with another 50 men, women and children diagnosed each day joining the more than 110,000 Australians who are living with blood cancer. The costs of blood cancer treatment can put a huge financial burden on patients and their families, not to mention the ongoing treatment and rehabilitation expenses, relocation costs - if living in a rural area - and the possibility of not being able to return to full-time work due to treatment side effects. Research has shown that blood cancer patients experiencing financial hardship have poorer survival outcomes at 5 years in comparison to other blood cancer survivors and this is why targeted assistance is so important. 


The Financial Assistance Program not only provides patients and their families with simple monetary support such as covering household bills, and fuel and grocery vouchers, it also provides advocacy to assist patients with financial hardship after diagnosis. This program is available to eligible blood cancer patients right across Australia. 

Financial Assistance Program Impact

According to the Insight Economics Pty Ltd report ‘The Health, Social and Economic Impact of the Leukaemia Foundation’ (2021), it is estimated that more than 1,500 years of life will be gained as a result of helping blood cancer patients at risk of financial stress over the 2015-2040 period. The health gains over this period are estimated to be worth between $45.2 million and $162.6 million in net present value terms. 

World's Greatest Shave

To launch the partnership in 2022, the Greater Bank team took part in Leukaemia Foundation’s initiative – World’s Greatest Shave.

We are in awe of the bravery shown by our Greater Bank CEO Scott Morgan, Greater Bank Deputy Chair and Foundation Board Member Jayne Drinkwater, and Marketing Communications Manager Garry Hazell for getting behind the cause, and helping us raise over $14,000 to support blood cancer patients.

We look forward to continuing our support of this wonderful cause throughout the partnership.

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