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.
Flinders researchers receive prestigious awards
Flinders University researchers Dr Yee Lian Chew and Dr Ash Hopkins have been recognised for their research excellence and enthusiasm for science communication, named in the Young Tall Poppy Science Awards for 2021.
Meet the new Cancer Wellness Centre Project Manager
There is a new, smiling face to greet patients and families at the Cancer Wellness Centre at Flinders Medical Centre.
Improving the lives of children with glaucoma
Thanks to generous supporters of eye health at Flinders, researchers are hoping to improve the lives of children with glaucoma by identifying genes which lead to more severe outcomes, while also focusing on methods to improve quality of life for patients, and their families.
Drakes Supermarkets giving patients with advanced cancers the best chance of survival
Drakes Supermarkets are giving patients with advanced cancers the best chance of survival and precious time to spend with their loved ones.
Mary Overton Fellowship: Worms the key to understanding brains
New research at Flinders is using tiny worms to understand how human brains learn, with hopes of helping those with chronic pain and neurodegenerative disorders.
Flinders Joins Freemasons Centre for Male Health and Wellbeing
Research focusing on male health and wellbeing has received a considerable boost, with Flinders University and Flinders Foundation joining the Freemasons Centre for Male Health and Wellbeing.
Ralph Ernst PhD Scholarship in Prostate Cancer Research Announced
A grateful patient, treated only briefly at Flinders more than three decades ago, is providing a long-lasting legacy by helping researchers to develop new treatments for men with incurable, metastatic prostate cancer.
FibroScan Arrives at Flinders
Thanks to generous community support, patients at Flinders Medical Centre, and across regional and remote South Australia, are now receiving the monitoring they need to help detect liver cancer before it’s too late.
Little Lenny’s under the sea emergency adventure
Dolphin rides, swimming with seals and playing in a room full of kittens… Doesn’t sound like your average trip to the emergency department does it?
Preventing Blindness Demi’s Dream
As a trained optometrist working in an eye clinic, Demi Gertig regularly treated patients with vision loss and those at-risk of blindness.