New York Marathon runners raise $114,000!
A group of 60 locals have put in a marathon-sized effort – raising an incredible $114,000 to help build a new Cancer Wellness Centre at Flinders.
Coordinated and trained by Anna Liptak of His and Her Time Adventure Time, the group took on the world’s largest marathon – The New York Marathon.
For many, it was their first marathon. In addition to taking on this immense personal challenge, they also raised funds to build a new Cancer Wellness Centre on the ground floor of the Flinders Centre for Innovation in Cancer to provide better support to patients and their families who are affected by cancer.
Many of the group had their own cancer stories and overcame personal challenges to take part in the marathon and we’re grateful to them and His & Her Time for bringing a Cancer Wellness Centre closer to reality.
Among them was Flinders Foundation Ambassador and Mix 102.3 Breakfast host Mark ‘Soda’ Soderstrom, and David Briggs who lost his wife Kerry to breast cancer in 2016.
The group will feature in national documentary I’m Not A Runner which aims to debunk the myth that marathons are only for elite athletes.
Stroke Rehab goes Virtual
Researchers from Flinders University and UniSA are set to develop a new rehabilitation technique for stroke survivors using state-of-the-art Virtual Reality (VR) technology.
New Hope for Pancreatic Cancer
Dr Jean Winter and her Flinders University research team will soon begin trials of a world-first blood biomarker test for patients with pancreatic cancer.
Help for families in gambling battle
The Southern Adelaide Local Health Network’s (SALHN) Statewide Gambling Therapy Service provides psychological therapies to individuals with gambling addictions.
Rapid access to surgical procedures
Podiatrists at Noarlunga Hospital will trial a new model of care for anxious patients, to help them get rapid access to some minor surgical procedures.
$1 Million in grants awarded
$1 million in grants awarded to 23 health and medical research projects across Southern Adelaide
31 New Health and Medical Research Projects
Health and medical researchers across the Flinders Medical Precinct will share in $750,000 funding, to support exciting research projects across a variety of illnesses, diseases, and social issues.
Grateful Tony Gives Back
Struggling to get a breath in and feeling like he was “choking to death”, Tony de Maaijer knew he was in a bad way.
New Funding for Cancer Research
World Cancer Day (February 4) marked the announcement of funding for four new cancer research projects thanks to the generosity of guests and supporters of Flinders Foundation’s Pink Yellow Blue Enchanted Garden event.
Tour de Cure’s New Mission to Tackle Head and Neck Cancers
Pedal power is helping to re-shape the monitoring of head and neck cancers in a bid to improve care for patients, particularly those in rural and regional areas.
Ralph’s Legacy The Ralph Ernst Fellowship: Changing the Face of Survival in Prostate and Bladder Cancers
A generous man’s chance encounter with Flinders Medical Centre 35 years ago is now helping to change the future for men with prostate and bladder cancers.