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Australian country music stars took to the streets of Tamworth to raise money for cancer research on Friday.

Gina Jeffreys, Kasey Chambers and Troy Cassar-Daley joined over 200 people adorned in blue T-shirts to walk down the main street of the nation’s country music capital to support the Leukaemia Foundation.

The Australian Leukaemia Foundation provides support for people with leukaemia, lymphoma, myeloma and other related blood disorders, while funding research into better treatments and cures. Patients and families are assisted by providing services such as accommodation, transport, information, education, as well as emotional support.

Country star Gina Jeffreys organized the first annual walk three years ago when she received a letter from a six-year-old girl who lost her fight against the disease.

“That letter changed my life. This little girl left me things in her will,” Jeffreys said. “Eleven years ago, when Louisa was diagnosed with Leukaemia, it was a virtual death sentence. Ten years later, a child diagnosed with leukaemia has an 80 per cent chance of surviving and I feel very proud to have been a part of that.”

More information about the Australian Leukaemia Foundation can be found at their website.

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