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Leukaemia Foundation Ambassador Elle Halliwell Shines Spotlight on CML Warning Signs on World Chronic Myeloid Leukaemia (CML) Day

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Leukaemia Foundation Ambassador Elle Halliwell Shines Spotlight on CML Warning Signs on World Chronic Myeloid Leukaemia (CML) Day 

As the world marks World Chronic Myeloid Leukaemia (CML) Day on 22nd September, a remarkable voice emerges to amplify the importance of early detection and support.  

Elle Halliwell, a celebrated Australian writer, entrepreneur, and wellness advocate, calls upon Australia to heed the signs and symptoms of this rare, but life-altering blood cancer. 

Elle’s personal journey took an unexpected turn in 2016 when, within a mere 48 hours, she received a life-altering and incurable diagnosis of chronic myeloid leukaemia (CML). At the same time, she learned she was expecting her first child, Tor (now six years old).  

“As an ambassador for the Leukaemia Foundation, my mission is to raise awareness about blood cancer's warning signs and inspire Australians facing this challenging journey to seek support". 

Persistent tiredness, dizziness, shortness of breath, unexplained bleeding or bruising, frequent infections, pain under the ribs, excessive sweating and weight loss often serve as signs of this terrible disease. 

Chris Tanti, CEO of Leukaemia Foundation comments, “Sadly Elle Halliwell is not alone. More than 5,200 Australians are diagnosed with leukaemia each year, and this figure is projected to double by 2035”.  

Elle Halliwell and Chris Tanti urges those affected by blood cancer to visit bloodcancer.org.au or reach out to the dedicated blood cancer support line on 1800 620 420.  

To interview Elle Halliwell or Leukaemia Foundation CEO, Chris Tanti on World CML Day, please contact Cassandra Sananes at media@leukaemia.org.au. 

 


Key Facts:

The world marks World Chronic Myeloid Leukaemia (CML) Day on Friday 22nd September.

Leukaemia Foundation ambassador Elle Halliwell is aiming to raise awareness of blood cancer's warning signs and inspire Australians facing this challenging journey to seek support. 

Persistent tiredness, dizziness, shortness of breath, unexplained bleeding or bruising, frequent infections, pain under the ribs, excessive sweating and weight loss often serving as signs of this terrible disease. 

More than 5,200 Australians are diagnosed with leukaemia each year, and this figure is projected to double by 2035.

Those affected by blood cancer are encouraged to visit bloodcancer.org.au or reach out to the Leukaemia Foundation's dedicated blood cancer support line on 1800 620 420. 


Contact details:

To interview Leukaemia Foundation ambassador Elle Halliwell or Leukaemia Foundation CEO, please contact media@leukaemia.org.au or csananes@leukaemia.org.au. 

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