There would not be anyone amongst us who has not been touched by cancer. It may be yourself, a family member or a friend. Many of us here at Brydens Lawyers have, regrettably, our own experiences with cancer.

It is one of the reasons why we strongly support the Leukaemia Foundation.

September is Blood Cancer Awareness Month. This is an international event which has been helping tell the story of blood cancer each September since 2010.

September is also home to Childhood Cancer Awareness Month, World Lymphoma Awareness Day and Chronic Myeloid Leukaemia Day. Each of these events will be marked by the Leukaemia Foundation.

As part of its My Life Counts Campaign, the Leukaemia Foundation supports research and development for the purpose of achieving its goal; zero lives lost to blood cancer by 2035.

The State of the Nation Report prepared by the Leukaemia Foundation provides that by 2035, 275,000 Australians will be living with blood cancer – more than double the number of people battling the disease today. Due to the urgency of the report’s findings, the Federal Government has announced the development of a National Blood Cancer Task Force and has charged the Leukaemia Foundation with delivering Australia’s first national strategic action plan for blood cancer.

Brydens Lawyers has been a strong supporter of the Leukaemia Foundation for some time. We will continue to do so noting the incredibly important work that they undertake.

Hopefully, we will all live in a world where blood and all other cancers have been forever eradicated.

If you are able to financially assist by making a contribution to the Leukaemia Foundation or any other worthwhile charitable organisation, then I strongly encourage you to do so. After all, there but for the grace of God could go all of us.