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.
New three-year Brain Cancer Research Fellowship
Flinders Foundation has announced a new three-year Brain Cancer Research Fellowship, to be shared between Associate Professor Simon Conn and Dr Cedric Bardy.
New Flinders Cancer Wellness Centre Opens to Ease Cancer Burden
Patients and their families affected by cancer will receive additional support from today with the opening of a new cancer wellness centre at Flinders Medical Centre to mark World Cancer Day.
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Thanks to your generous support, Flinders’ Professor Michael Shanahan will investigate whether a simple injection could better manage the pain of patients with knee osteoarthritis
Flinders Foundation funds 31 health and medical research projects
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Bouncedown for Brad
A special group of friends recently gathered for their annual footy match
Patricia’s thanks for new life-saving ECMO machine
It was a beautiful moment when we recently welcomed patient Patricia back to Flinders Medical Centre
New Ultrasound Equipment for Cancer Patients
Cancer patients at Flinders are receiving faster care at their bedside thanks to new ultrasound equipment.
Little Champions on Today Tonight
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Improving the lives of patients with sleep disorders.
With your help, Flinders is now home to a new $4 million high-tech sleep research facility.
You did it! Cancer Wellness Centre set to open in October
In just a few short weeks, patients and their families affected by cancer will be closer to receiving the extra support they need. And it’s all thanks to you!