beOnd Plumbing is proud to be supporting Tony Lombardi from Harcourts Real Estate on his ride around New Zealand to raise money for the Leukemia Foundation!
Ride as One New Zealand is a week-long ride through the stunning picture-postcard scenery of NZ’s South Island. All up there will be six days of cycling for 40 riders, through some hilly terrain and in changeable mountain weather.
The going will be tough – physically and mentally – but so are the challenges that people living with leukaemia, lymphoma and myeloma face everyday.
The money you raise will go towards providing free practical and emotional support to ease the burden on families living with blood cancer. The money will also be helping to build the Leukaemia Foundation’s new Victorian Accommodation Centre (Building of Hope). Together with their family, the average length of stay in Melbourne is four months, but many , particularly those families with children undergoing treatment for acute leukaemia, stay for 24 months or more. Their lives are thrown into turmoil as they face the uncertainty of treatment. These often highly invasive treatments affect their immune systems and make them highly susceptible to infection. Even a common cold can become life threatening. The Leukaemia Foundation’s accommodation is specifically designed for blood cancer patients undergoing treatment and their families. The Foundation’s specialised accommodation facilities provide patients with holistic care in a support facility dedicated to their wellbeing. This hygienic environment allows many patients to live with their families whilst receiving their cancer treatment.
Today, 34 Australians will get the news they have blood cancer. That’s another 34 reasons to support the Leukaemia Foundation’s work! We wish Tony Lombardi all the very best on his ride and we thank him for his courage and commitment to such a great cause!
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