HELP THE HAEMOPHILIA FOUNDATION!
It's Haemophilia Awareness week Sunday 8th October until Saturday 14th October.
What is Haemophilia?
Haemophilia is a rare and complex bleeding disorder. Most bleeding is internal. People with haemophilia bleed into joints and muscles and bruise easily because the blood does not contain enough clotting to function normally.
Eleven year old Brian, pictured in the middle with his mother and brother, has Haemophilia. The family live in Belize, South America and visited the Haemophilia Foundation while they were in Australia visiting with relatives.
Haemophilia is a life-long condition with no cure. However, there is effective treatment. This disorder affects approximately 490 Victorians and is hereditary. Most sufferers are male but females may also be affected.
If you would like to support the Haemophilia Foundation of Victoria then you can nominate them through the Community Benefit Program at any Ritchies Supermarket or Liquor department. Ritchies Community Benefit Card is free and 1% of the money you spend on groceries and liquor will be donated from Ritchies to the Haemophilia Foundation at no extra cost to you. Their CB number is 90195.