The countdown for the 2018 Coleman Greig Challenge has started, so mark your calendar to join this annual event on Friday, 21 September 2018.
For the third consecutive year, Westmead Medical Research Foundation (WMRF) is one of the beneficiaries of an event that provides businesses and individuals with the opportunity to make a difference to the Western Sydney community.
During the recent launch of the Challenge, Coleman Greig Lawyers Principal, Andrew Grima, thanked the businesses who have already agreed to sponsor the 6th version of the event.
“In the past five years the Challenge has raised nearly $600,000 for our charity partners and the amazing work they do giving children with special needs and newborns opportunities and support to be the best they can be,” Andrew said.
“Participant numbers have also increased from 103 back in 2013 to over 500 in 2017.”
Once again, Olympian Jana Pittman is an ambassador for this year’s event, along with WSLHD’s former director of supportive and palliative medicine Dr Phillip Lee, who is also a cyclist enthusiast.
Grab your training gear and join the businesses and individuals who will come together to run, ride or walk in beautiful Parramatta Park and enjoy the celebratory breakfast offered at Old Government House.
In 2017 more than 50 WSLHD employees joined the challenge. Let’s beat that number this year with more participants and more funds to support the work of the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU) at Westmead Hospital.
For further information about the Coleman Greig Challenge, please visit https://colemangreigchallenge2018.gofundraise.com.au/
To find out how you can support WMRF please call us on 1800 639 037 or email.
Last month, during the Puthandu Vizha celebration, enthusiastic members and volunteers from the Sydney Tamil Magalir Mandram (STMM) Inc organised a family day full of music and dance to fundraise for Westmead Medical Research Foundation (WMRF).
During the recent cheque presentation, STMM president and founder, Ms. Vinithra Jayaraman said that she was very pleased with the fundraising efforts.
“In 2017 our community group raised $800 towards the work of the Foundation. This year with the support of generous guests and their families we managed to raise $2,200 for the purchase of wheelchairs Westmead Hospital patients,” Ms Jayaraman said.
The family event was filled with dance performances, delicious food, and engaging stalls showcasing traditional apparel, jewellery and home décor created by women entrepreneurs.
WMRF is very grateful for the ongoing support of STMM.
They are offering all Westmead staff $5 off every haircut at their Parramatta (Westfield) and Burwood stores. A further $2 from that haircut will be donated back to WMRF.
All funds raised are directed to support the delivery of patient care and medical research.
Simply show your staff ID or mention the Westmead Hospital promotion.
There is also a fundraising page where you can support this great initiative. https://fundraise.wmrf.org.au/profile/justcutsparrabur
To find out about other ways to support patient care at Westmead, please contact WMRF on 1800 639 037 or email us.
During a recent visit to Westmead Hospital, the event sponsors got a behind the scenes insight at how funds raised by WMRF are used in different areas of the hospital.
Paul Noppen, Darren Delaney and Mark Davis, from Noppen Group, together with Parramatta Chamber of Commerce Board member Rosa Bellisimo, visited The Crown Princess Mary Cancer Centre (CPMCC) and the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU) at Westmead.
CPMCC nurse unit manager radiation oncology Noeline Ranzac – who is also a golf fan – thanked the sponsors for their commitment to this year’s event.
“Some of the equipment we use daily at the centre was purchased with funds received from sponsors and supporters of events like golf days,” Noeline said.
“The incredible generosity of donors funding state-of-the-art equipment allows us to improve the therapy of patients through their difficult cancer journey.”
At NICU, the sponsors met nurse unit manager John Whittaker who explained the importance of having equipment with advanced features available at the ward.
“A perfect example is the PANDA Resuscitaire, a machine that keeps a newborn at optimum temperature and has the ability to provide breathing assistance if the baby requires it,” John said.
“Thank you to Parramatta Chamber of Commerce, Noppen Group for visiting, and all the sponsors of this year Charity Golf Day.”
The 2018 Charity Golf Day in support of the Foundation will be held on May 8 at Oatlands Golf Club. Golfers and guests will play a round of golf and then enjoy lunch to raise funds to support medical research and patient care at Westmead.
To find out how you can support medical research and patient care, call us 1800 639 037 or email.