Champions run hot to support St Vincent’s


The arrival of COVID-19 to our shores dramatically changed the way many of us live and work, however, it seems only to have inspired our Community Champions to work even harder to raise funds for our Hospitals. We sincerely thank the following outstanding members of our community.

Gary Meyers is a heart attack survivor and a regular speaker on 2GB Radio promoting St Vincent’s Hospital. He has literally “walked 500 miles”, raising $35,000 for cardiac rehabilitation and has enlisted a strong team of walkers to support him for his next adventure in April, a 110km stroll from Sydney to Terrigal Beach. Among a host of other participants Gary will be joined by Woollahra Mayor Susan Wynne – we wish Team Gary all the best.

Siobhan O’Toole will stop at nothing to help cancer patients obtain access to free exercise prehabilitation programs before and during their treatment. A cancer survivor herself, Siobhan has raised close to $80,000 through information evenings, raffles, a swim-a-thon, and a head shave. She recently won the Westfield Bondi Junction Local Hero Award and is involved in producing a book with Olympian Michael Klim, with all funds raised going towards cancer prehabilitation.

Siobhan O’Toole (centre left) receiving her Westfield Bondi Junction Local Hero Award

Warren Williams, heads up a team of runners known as The Run Squad. Warren was inspired by the work of St Vincent’s nurse “Belinda”, and organised a relay around Sydney called the Relay for Hope, raising $8,000 to support St Vincent’s frontline nurses and the Nurse Education Fund.

If you would like to create your own experience to support St Vincent’s through community fundraising, then why not register to become a Community Champion. Contact Jennifer Mastras at the Foundation for more information on 1800 800 595 or jennifer.mastras@svha.org.au.

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