Helping Australian families
We’ve been a proud supporter of the Leukaemia Foundation for more than 35 years - providing patients with access to transport to and from treatment, assisting regional families with accommodation closer to treatment centres and supporting important fundraising initiatives such as Light the Night.
More than fifty Australians are diagnosed with blood cancer every day. The Leukaemia Foundation ensures Australians living with blood cancer can access the best-practice treatment, essential care, and trusted information they need.
Blood cancers such as leukaemia, lymphoma and myeloma can develop in anyone, occur at any age and at any stage of life across all states and territories, from children to adolescents and working adults with families and older Australians.
Patient Transport Service
Our stores have proudly supported the Leukaemia Foundation’s Patient Transport Service since 1986. The Leukaemia Foundation’s transport service is continually evolving to better meet the needs of the blood cancer community, an evolution we proudly support in close collaboration with our network.
Working closely with the Leukaemia Foundation, we funded a pilot program which led to new mobility options being implemented for patients to access treatment.
The Patient Transport Service is now more inclusive and accessible to more Australians living with blood cancer from all regions, providing everyone with blood cancer transport options to suit them.
As part of our fundraising initiatives, participating Bridgestone stores donate $2 to the Leukaemia Foundation for every Turanza Serenity Plus tyre sold. These funds will help provide transport services, accommodation, as well as research towards ultimately finding a cure.
Light the Night
We're proud to be the Principal Partner of the Leukaemia Foundation’s annual Light the Night campaign. Light the Night is an event where Australians come together virtually from all over the country, to give hope and raise vital funds supporting innovative, life-saving research. Individuals fundraise to receive an official lantern to light the night. The colour of each lantern has a special meaning, for support, remembrance, or a personal journey.
Everyone can take part in Light the Night – no matter where you live, impacted by blood cancer or not, by joining the virtual ceremony in October, from home, from hospital or from afar - in a shared moment of hope and unity for a future free of blood cancer.