What we do

We give hope to people with blood cancers and other diseases by raising funds for life-changing, life-saving stem cell donor recruitment, research, treatment and care. But the way we do it is just as important.

We kick big fundraising goals. Together.

We may be small, but we think big. We target gaps in stem cell treatment and care. We set ambitious but achievable goals. Then we do whatever it takes to make them happen, from shaving our heads to lobbying governments – and even jumping out of planes.

And by doing this – by being clear about our goals and ensuring all funds raised go to stem cell donor recruitment, research and treatment – the generosity of our supporters and partners transforms and saves lives.

What We Do - We Kick big fundraising goals (Chage government lobbying to jumping out of planes)

Look what our supporters have achieved.

And we’re just getting started.

$300,000 for the Trace Richey Patient Room

Located at Sydney’s St Vincent’s Hospital and designed for patients with blood cancers and other diseases that can be treated with stem cell transplants.

Cancer and haematology nursing scholarships

A perpetual scholarship for nurses studying and conducting research into cancer and haematology care at the University of Sydney.

Funding life-saving research

Supporting researchers at the University of Wollongong in their work to prevent, treat and cure Graft vs Host Disease, which affects and endangers the lives of stem cell recipients.

City2Surf beach

We think of TLR as a family.
A big, slightly crazy family.

The generosity of our supporters always amazes us. Never afraid to step outside their comfort zone. Always ready to put their hand up (and their body, sometimes their hair, even their sanity on the line) to ensure we hit our next big goal.

It means TLR is like an extended family. And our friend Trace Richey, whose remarkable life and battle against myelodysplasia inspired TLR, is at the heart of it.

We welcome and celebrate everyone’s contribution.

From our first head shave to our latest City2Surf, TLR is first and foremost about people. Just as diversity in stem cell donors holds the key to more successful life-saving transplants, it’s also fundamental to our charity.

We’re forever grateful to all our supporters and partners. And as we look to the future and our next big goal, partnering with Strength to Give to recruit new stem cell donors, we’ll welcome and celebrate everything you do to help.

8.1 Diversity

Make a donation. Set up a fundraiser.

Thanks to the way our board runs and funds TLR, every cent you donate or raise goes directly to changing and saving the lives of people with blood cancers and other diseases that can be treated with stem cell transplants.