Local News

Blood Cancer Awareness Week

0 Comments 08 November 2016

Blood Cancer Awareness Week 7 – 13 November

You can donate to Leukemia and Blood Cancer NZ  HERE

On 22nd Sep 2016 I was diagnosed with Multiple Myeloma – blood cancer.  This was just 10 days after I presented with the first obvious symptoms.  I am now undergoing chemotherapy and am fortunate enough to be a candidate for stem cell transfer in 2017.  This cancer is incurable but very controllable and I look forward to a few more good years of living.   Bobbie 

Piha Volunteer FireMost of you will be familiar with Piha Volunteer Fire Brigade‘s Sky Tower Stair Challenge (left),  Shave for a Cure and business Step Up Sky Tower Stair Challenge.   These events raise more than $M1 for Blood Cancer NZ.


Sku Tower Stair Challenge   Shave for a Cure   Step Up Sky Tower

Blood Cancer Awareness Week 7 – 13 November   Donate Here

Blood Cancer

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

  • There are an estimated 10,000 people living with blood cancer or a related condition in New Zealand.
  • Blood cancers combined (leukaemia, lymphoma and myeloma) are the fifth most common form of cancer in New Zealand
  • Leukaemia is the most common childhood cancer while lymphoma is the most common cancer in 15 – 24 year-olds.
  • The cause of blood cancers is unknown.
  • These diseases can strike anyone, of any age, at any time, without warning.
  • Immediate treatment may be necessary and that treatment can go on for months or even years.
  • A diagnosis of a blood cancer can have far-reaching consequences. A diagnosis can change a person’s life overnight and has a huge impact on the patients, their family, friends and their income.

Have Your Say

Subscribe to Blog via Email

Enter your email address to subscribe to this blog and receive notifications of new posts by email.

© 2019 Piha Village Voice.