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A special invitation to a ‘Celebration at Home’

Since the first Dandelion Wishes Gala in 2016, the annual Gala at Crown Palladium has been a flagship event on the Monash Health calendar. Created and run by volunteers Lincoln and Veronique Wulff of the Dandelion Wishes Foundation, the events have raised more than $2 million for Monash Children’s Hospital. With the June 2020 Gala

Creativity and kindness benefit Casey Dialysis Unit

Michelle Cleland is a patient at the Casey Dialysis Unit and her creativity has led to a generous donation back to the unit. Casey Dialysis Unit Nurse Manager Eileen McDonald explains: “Michelle has special needs and before COVID-19 worked with her mum, Marie, and her carer to make greeting cards, which were then sold via

COVID-19 fundraising appeal breaks records, passes $450,000

The Monash Health Foundation has broken previous community appeal records with its COVID-19 appeal. In May and June this year the Monash Health Foundation ran an urgent appeal asking donors to support Monash Health research into treatments for people with COVID-19. With the ongoing nature of the coronavirus pandemic, the Foundation elected to keep the

Urology team to ‘pump the pedals’ in pursuit of enhanced patient care

The Monash Health Urology unit will take to their exercise bikes in a fundraising effort over the weekend of 5-6 December. Drawing inspiration from the life and legacy of Sir John Monash, unit director Mr Scott Donnellan and Urology trainee Dr David Wetherell have conceived and planned ‘Pump the Pedals for Prostate cancer’ – a

‘PJ Your Way’ 2020: Raising awareness and funds for sleep health and mental health

Lockdown due to COVID-19 has had a significant impact on people’s sense of sleep quality across Australia and particularly in Melbourne. Associate Professor Darren Mansfield from the Monash Health Lung and Sleep team explains: “Poor sleep affects your emotional resilience which is really important in uncertain times. Continuous and restorative sleep is really needed right

Monash Health launches fundraising appeal to support research into COVID-19 treatments

In the week beginning 25 May, households across Melbourne had the opportunity to donate in support of Monash Health research to find the best treatments for people with COVID-19. The first wave of the community appeal saw fundraising letters arrive at more than 330,000 Melbourne homes. Ron Fairchild, director of the Monash Health Foundation, said