Carrie Hillyard
Amount Raised
Fundraising Goal $10,000.00

My Message

On the evening of Saturday 10 October, I am taking part in Light the Night to raise awareness and support the Leukaemia Foundation. This year it’s online. I survived blood cancer because I was able to take part in a life-saving clinical trial. After becoming ill whilst undertaking a Research & Development program audit on a cattle station in the north of Western Australia, doctors in Darwin identified that I had a “serious haematological disorder”. I was told to go directly to the hospital in Brisbane, where a haematologist was waiting to do a bone marrow test, which diagnosed me with APML – a rare and life-threatening form of blood cancer. From the time I had spent researching blood cancers in London, I knew that APML was likely a death sentence due to a complication called DIC – where blood clots in small vessels. However, my life was saved by access to a relatively new drug that prevents DIC, through a clinical trial and the skills of the team at HOCA (now ICON). The Leukaemia Foundation is fighting for fairer access to clinical trials for all patients living with blood cancers, across Australia. Your donation to my Light the Night campaign can help ensure that this important work continues, so that more Australians get access to potentially life-saving new therapies through clinical trial participation. My heartfelt thanks for your generous support. Every donation truly makes a difference.
Event Date
Oct 10, 2020 4:00 PM
Location Name
At Home

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My Supporters (30)

Michae Tofful donated $30.00
Oct 24, 2020 12:06 AM
Banked Funds donated $200.00
Oct 12, 2020 12:00 AM
Adaeze E donated $51.25
Sep 29, 2020 7:45 PM
Adaeze left a message
Sep 29, 2020 7:43 PM
Thank you Carrie for sharing your story, and for volunteering your time and expertise to help raise money for people living with blood cancer.
Privacy Requested donated an undisclosed amount
Sep 24, 2020 8:02 AM
Jo Kelly donated $82.00
Sep 10, 2020 5:15 PM
Jo left a message
Sep 10, 2020 5:12 PM
Glad you here and sharing your wisdom
Christopher Abbott donated $5,000.00
Sep 9, 2020 12:00 AM
Carrie Hillyard left a message
Sep 8, 2020 10:49 AM
Welcome to Liz and Stephan who are helping me to raise much needed funds for people living with blood cancer though joining my team!
Carrie Hillyard left a message
Sep 8, 2020 10:48 AM
thank you to all my sponsors! we have got over $1000 already!
Nagaraj Gopisetty donated $80.00
Sep 8, 2020 9:45 AM
Steve Telburn left a message
Sep 7, 2020 12:25 PM
Thank you for helping so many others by sharing your own story with blood cancer. Let's go Science!
Steve Telburn donated $80.00
Sep 7, 2020 12:21 PM
JILL left a message
Sep 5, 2020 10:05 PM
Good luck Carrie
Alex Struthers left a message
Sep 4, 2020 3:56 PM
Thank you Carrie for volunteering your time and expertise, for supporting Light the Night and for sharing your story.
Alex Struthers donated $41.00
Sep 4, 2020 3:54 PM
Christopher Murray donated $150.00
Sep 3, 2020 6:56 PM
Chris Murray left a message
Sep 3, 2020 6:54 PM
Carrie your story is inspiring and the work of the Leukaemia Foundation of Australia to shine the light on blood cancer and achieve Zero Lives lost to blood cancer by 2035 is fantastic. Thank you.
Lucio Di Giallonardo left a message
Sep 3, 2020 6:30 PM
Congratulations Carrie on the work you've done to date as Chair of Leukaemia Foundation of Australia. I feel privileged to be on the Board of LFA with you.
Lucio Di Giallonardo donated $150.00
Sep 3, 2020 6:26 PM
Phillip Bradley donated $82.00
Sep 3, 2020 6:09 PM
Tim Ridgway left a message
Sep 3, 2020 5:53 PM
Your leadership of the organisation is outstanding and your personal commitment as Chair of LFA is enormous, Together, we are unified with you and your leadership of LFA.
Tim Ridgway donated $153.75
Sep 3, 2020 5:50 PM
Carrie Hillyard donated $150.00
Sep 3, 2020 5:48 PM
Navada from LF left a message
Sep 3, 2020 3:09 PM
Thank you for all the work you do for LF.
Navada Currie donated $30.75
Sep 3, 2020 3:07 PM
Julia Clarke donated $30.75
Sep 3, 2020 9:16 AM
Julia from LF left a message
Sep 3, 2020 9:15 AM
Thank you so much for sharing your story, Carrie! Your experience is so important and highlights the life-saving difference that accesses to clinical trials has. :blue_heart: You're making such a difference!
Imogene Grant donated $30.00
Sep 3, 2020 8:55 AM
Imogene from LF left a message
Sep 3, 2020 8:04 AM
Carrie, thank you so much for lighting the night in honour of your own blood cancer journey and for sharing your personal story to help drive awareness and more support for the life-saving work of the Leukaemia Foundation. Thank you for everything you do to help families facing blood cancer.