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Vase donation to support ‘Pump the Pedals’ and prostate cancer care

Leading Australian ceramic artist Ted Secombe has kindly donated a beautiful piece from his ‘Round Form Kimono’ series to help fundraising efforts for prostate cancer care at Monash Health. The stunning vase is now for sale. Proceeds from the sale of the 28 cm by 32 cm piece will go towards the 2021 ‘Pump the

Urology team set to ‘pump the pedals’ again in December 2021

After a very successful inaugural event last year, the Monash Health Urology unit will again complete a virtual bike ride over Friday 3 December and Saturday 4 December to fundraise for enhanced prostate cancer patient care. Urology unit director Mr Scott Donnellan said that the second annual ‘Pump the Pedals for Prostate Cancer’ will involve

Community appeal seeks support to help premmie babies thrive

The Monash Health Foundation has launched its end-of-year appeal focusing on innovative research that aims to give preterm babies the best chance in life. In Australia, around 10 per cent of babies are born preterm. Over recent years, there have been many advances in neonatal intensive care, but very preterm babies are still at risk

Generous tea donation to thank all Monash Health employees

Melbourne tea company Chai Lords have kindly donated to Monash Health 50,000 of their chai and turmeric tea sachets. This is the company’s way of saying thank you to Monash Health employees who have worked tirelessly to keep our community safe. Chai Lords have donated enough tea to ensure every employee of Monash Health receives

Chain Reaction announce Monash Children’s Hospital as major charity partner

The Chain Reaction Challenge Foundation has selected Monash Children’s Hospital as one of its major charity partners for their 2022 Melbourne corporate bike ride. CEO of the Chain Reaction Challenge Foundation John Ward said that the new partnership would build on the organisations’ history of working together. “Chain Reaction has a long term association with

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