Community Fundraisers show plenty of drive

We extend a huge thank you to Barry Du Bois, co-host of The Living Room, for his ongoing support in cellular therapy and multiple myeloma research. Barry recently participated in a virtual morning tea called “In YOUR Living Room” sharing his truly inspirational story.

Long-time supporters Pirtek recently raised more than $50,000 towards the Peter Duncan Neuroscience Research Unit at St Vincent’s through their national Bathurst 1000 raffle. Congratulations to winner Ross Greenup, who enjoyed VIP treatment amidst the roar of Mount Panorama.

Community fundraising champion and former heart patient Gary Meyers has once again traversed NSW for St Vincent’s Cardiac Rehabilitation services. Earlier this year, Gary walked 110 km from Watsons Bay to Terrigal and raised $52,740 dedicating his walk to honour his late father Geoff.

Local hairdresser Michael Wolff and Sydney fashion photographer James Mills have produced a magnificent book entitled “Hair Unlimited”, with proceeds supporting bowel cancer research. During the book’s launch, Michael noted the importance of early cancer detection. “I had no symptoms but my friends were getting health checks. Then bingo, I was
diagnosed with colon cancer.” Guest speakers included Director of Cancer Genetics Prof Allan Spigelman and Medical Oncologist Dr Subotheni Thavaneswaran. Thank you to Bridget Bajada, Marketing Manager of De Lorenzo for also joining the event.

Thank you to Jemena Energy for their generous donation to support our frontline workers. “Just like energy, we know healthcare is a 24/7 job, and many of our healthcare workers continue to work long hours under very challenging conditions, keeping us all safe,” said Jemena Managing Director Frank Tudor. If you would like to support our Frontline Workers Well-being Fund donations can be made via donate now.