Latest news from Monash Health Foundation

Are you ready to join the Prader‐Willi Syndrome 15for15 Challenge?

It could be anything. Attempt 15 push‐ups a day for 15 days, go 15 days without coffee … or sing karaoke in the car for 15 days straight, as Renee Di Genova and her four‐year‐old son, Harvey, plan to do, while filming themselves for social media. Renee is President of the Prader‐Willi Syndrome Association of

Latest appeal to bring a smile and so much more to young patients through Music and Child Life Therapy

The Monash Health Foundation is appealing to the community to support the delivery of Music and Child Life Therapy programs at Monash Children’s Hospital. The Music and Child Life Therapy programs support patients and families throughout their hospital admission and health journey. Children are helped to adjust to their diagnosis and the hospital environment through

Winter Walk for Monash Children’s Hospital raises more than $135,000

In August 2021 the virtual Winter Walk for Monash Children’s Hospital saw 1000 participants hit their local pavements to raise $135,000. For ten days in late August, teams and individuals walked 10,000 steps per day and generated donations for vital equipment. Ron Fairchild, Director of the Monash Health Foundation explained that this support will help

Patient’s family extend the gift of generosity

On the day a young person celebrates the end of their cancer treatment, giving to others might seem a distant priority. Not for the family of Satwat, a recent long-term patient of Monash Children’s Hospital Cancer Centre. Satwat was diagnosed with T-cell lymphoma in 2019 and she spent the last 18 months in and out

Appreciative patient leads fundraising for cancer clinical trials

A special patient of Monash Health is spearheading a fundraiser to support cancer patients entering a new clinical trial. The Dr Hope 2021 raffle is an initiative of Effie Atkins. Effie is a passionate advocate for cancer patients being able to access the latest treatments through clinical trials. Effie has participated in two cancer clinical

My Room Telethon raises more than $3.3 million for children’s cancer

My Room’s annual Telethon on Nine has broken records in funds raised for the children’s cancer charity. In total $3,301,334 was raised for My Room through Channel 9’s Footy Show Grand Final Eve: My Room Telethon which aired last Friday night (24 September). The final tally broke the record for the most funds raise since

Call out for donations of sensory toys

Does your company manufacture, import or sell sensory toys? Services across Monash Children’s Hospital are seeking donations of sensory toys for their patients. Sensory toys include things like stress balls, bubble poppers and fidget spinners. The toys tend to squish, pop, spin or stretch when played with. Sensory toys are used in our mental health,