2019 may be drawing to a close but the fundraising efforts of our donor community and pioneering efforts of our staff are showing no signs of slowing down. Here’s where you may have seen us in the news this month:
Chris O’Brien Lifehouse will again be the sole benefactor of funds raised from the ‘This Time It’s Personal’ exhibition. 2019 is the ten-year anniversary of this transcendent show, where artists are asked to exhibit images that they shoot for love alone. Don’t miss this incredible artistic showcase!
Fabulous fashions and fundraising overtook the horses when the Trangie Bowling club hosted a Melbourne Cup luncheon. It was hosted by Trangie Hospital Auxillary and the local branch of the CWA, who reflected on the growing need for organisations like Lifehouse in their area.
9News health reporter Gaby Rogers gave viewers a fascinating look into our biobank. Over 100,000 samples are currently sitting in the biobank, which can last indefinitely in the liquid nitrogen and gives ‘an incredible treasure trove of information’ for researchers and oncologists.
Home-made soaps, fudge, books and lollies galore were on sale when primary school student Sky McLelland ran her own street stall to raise funds for Lifehouse. Her grandfather is currently undergoing treatment here.
Young patient Rachael Eather was recently the subject of a touching story featured on SkyNews and News.com.au. A young cancer-sufferer who will benefit directly from the YouCan facility currently being built here, Rachael’s positivity is truly inspiring. Announced last month, this new centre will assist 500 rural families annually with free accommodation to ease the burden while receiving treatment.
Sibling-duo Lauren and Ben Taylor finished their remarkable 470km journey when they rowed into Horsehoe beach at the beginning of the month. They well-exceeded their fundraising target and made their family and friends proud, especially their late Mother Diane.
Congratulations to Lifehouse board member Rebecca Davies, who was recently honoured by Pope Francis for her service to the people of NSW and Australia. Ms Davies has a long-history of service to not-for-profit organisations, helping the homeless and disadvantaged; and is a much valued member of our Board of Directors.
Lung-cancer sufferers received a welcome boost when it was announced that immunotherapy drug Keytruda will be listed on the Pharmaceutical Benefits Scheme from December 1, tripling the amount of patients who will be able to access the groundbreaking treatment. Professor Michael Boyer spoke to Mirage News about the development.
Image credit: 9News.