Giving the Gift of Hope
The John Logan Cancer Treatment Foundation was formed during 2009 following the untimely death of John a year earlier, aged only 46. It was set up with the help of his business colleagues and his family.
The JLCTF is a Not-For-Profit charity endorsed by the ATO as a tax deductible gift recipient. As such, any donation over $2.00 is tax deductible.
The John Logan Cancer Treatment Foundation assists patients suffering from gastrointestinal cancers by financially helping them to pay for advanced treatments that they might not otherwise be able to afford.
As these treatments may not be available on the Pharmaceutical Benefits Scheme (PBS) and may also not be claimable under any Health insurance policies, they may also have to be administered privately, adding financial difficulties at a very difficult time. A course of some treatments can cost $30,000. Patients often have nowhere to turn. Whatever the circumstances, the John Logan Cancer Treatment Foundation is there to help.
Once we receive a referral, which must be from the patient's Medical Oncologist, their Radiologist, or Surgeon in the first instance, our team can, in complete confidence, process an urgent case in less than 2 hours; enabling the patient to start treatment the next day. However, we do prefer 24 - 48 hours if possible!
What are Gastro-Intestinal (GI) cancers? These hidden cancers occur in the oesophagus, stomach, liver, gall bladder, spleen, pancreas and bowel, which includes the colon and the rectum. GI cancers are the most common form of cancer, affecting 23,000 Australians each year and claiming a devastating 29 lives each day.
Since assisting our first patient in 2010, we have helped more than 250 others, spending over $700,000 in the process. Our goal is to be able to help 500 patients annually from any part of Australia. To do this, we will need an annual income of at least $2.5 million. With your help, we can do it...
How can you help?
Run a fundraising event for us like a girls or a boys night in. A huge picnic on the beach with all your friends, or even a party night where everyone pays an entrance fee, instead of bringing a bottle.
Participate in a Fun Run.
Make a Tax Deductible Donation - there are so many ways to do this & we'll provide you with a receipt for tax time.
Make a suggestion, we'd love to hear your ideas.
Read more about John's life here .....
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