Westmead Medical Research Foundation Logo
Subscribe to our newsletter
Text Size: A- A+
WMRF Blog - Mens Health

Having a haircut soon?

May 14th, 2018

If you want to get rid of your afro, trim your fringe or have a new bob, why not head to JustCuts Parramatta and receive the Westmead Hospital staff special offer.

JustCuts – Parrmatta & Burwood salons have generously launched a 12-month “give back promotion” to support the work of Westmead Medical Research Foundation (WMRF).

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

This offer will run until May 2019!

To find out about other ways to support patient care at Westmead, please contact WMRF on 1800 639 037 or email us.

Follow us on social media     WMRF Heart

 

Related links:

Fundraising Page 

Round up to Make a Difference

 

0 Comments So Far, Posted In: Brain, Breast Cancer, Burwood, Business support, Cancer, Cancer Treatments, Community, Community SUpport, Corporate, Donate, Donations, Events, Fundraise, Gifts in kind, Give back promo 2018, Health, Just Cuts Parramatta Burwood, Local business, Mens Health, Newborn, Newsletter, NICU, Parramatta, Research, Third party, Treatment, Western Sydney, Westmead, Westmead Hospital, Women, Womens Health

May 2018 Charity Golf Day

April 16th, 2018

Parramatta Chamber of Commerce: Charity Golf Day 2018

8th May 2018 |  Oatlands Golf Club

RSVP: louise@parramattachamber.com.au – Phone: 9635 0022
Forms to register is available here in pdf

Follow us on social media      WMRF Heart

Related links:

Events 2018

Connecting with local businesses

A visit to Westmead before teeing off

0 Comments So Far, Posted In: Brain, Breast Cancer, Cancer, Cancer Treatments, Challenge, Charity Golf Day, Community, Corporate, Diabetes, Diet, Donate, Donations, Events, Fundraise, Gifts in kind, Health, Mens Health, Newborn, NICU, Parramatta, Seniors NSW, Third party, Treatment, Western Sydney, Westmead, Women, Womens Health

FREE Community Seminar: Research & Treatment for IBD

April 12th, 2018

You’re invited!

Tuesday 15 May 2018 | FREE Community Seminar: Research & Treatment for Inflammatory Bowel Disease (IBD)

You’re invited to mingle with the experts and find out what the latest advancements in treatment/management of IBD.

If you, or someone you know lives with IBS, this could be the FREE event just for you this year!

Please register to book your seat/s now and don’t forget to share and invite others that may benefit from this information night with guest speakers and a Q&A session.

If you would like any further information about this event, please call us on 1800 639 037 or email the Community Relations & Events Manager, Marlene Nasr

Follow us on social media     WMRF Heart


Related links:

Events 2018

 

0 Comments So Far, Posted In: BeBoldForChange, Colitis, Community, Corporate, Crohns, Crohns and Colitis, Diet, Donate, Donations, Events, Fundraise, Gifts in kind, Guest Speakers, Gut Health, Health, Mens Health, Newsletter, NICU, Nutrition, Parramatta, PhD, Professors, Research, Seniors NSW, Speakers, Third party, Treatment, Western Sydney, Westmead, WIMR, Women, Womens Health

Clare Classic 2018

April 6th, 2018

Dr Lee cycles for health in wine valley ride

WSLHD’s former Director of Supportive and Palliative Medicine, Dr Phillip Lee will compete in the 2018 Clare Classic this weekend to fundraise for the Westmead Medical Research Foundation (WMRF).

Dr Lee will be heading south to take part in the event on Sunday 8 April and ride through the picturesque Clare Valley, near Adelaide.

Dr Lee has already raised his target of $700 but is hoping for more donations to go towards the work of WMRF.

As someone who has seen first-hand how generous donors make a difference through their fundraising efforts, Dr Lee knows that small things in hospital wards like a new couch, a new paint job or nice curtains can make patients feel more comfortable.

“They improve the environment for families experiencing difficult time,” Dr Lee said.


Dr Philip Lee

“It is not just about looking after the patients, it’s about caring for the families to help them through their not so easy journey.

“Donor generosity leads to better patient care because the staff are just overwhelmed by that support and it gives them really good feedback about the job they’re doing.

“In the long run patient care actually improves from the high levels that it’s at already.”

WMRF head of development Joe Conneely is grateful to have fundraisers committed to the Foundation’s mission of supporting the delivery of medical research and patient care.

“Without the incredible generosity of fundraisers like Dr Lee, we would be unable to achieve these extra support measures in our wards for the patients,” Mr Conneely said.

To support Dr Lee on his Clare Classic ride, go to https://clareclassic.gofundraise.com.au/page/PhilipLee1 or for more information about supporting WMRF via hosting a fundraising event or joining a challenge, please contact Marlene Nasr, Community Relations & Events Manager on 1800 639 037 or email.

Follow us on social media     WMRF Heart

Related links:

WMRF Heart Support Dr Lee on his Clare Classic ride: Donation page 

The faces behind our incredibly generous fundraisers – The Doig Family

Fantastic Results From Our Bowral Classic Charity Heroes!

Dr Lee set to pump the pedals for My Westmead

 

0 Comments So Far, Posted In: Cancer Treatments, Cause, Challenge, Charity Hero, Clare Classic, Clare Classic 2018, Clare Valley, Community, Corporate, Donate, Donations, Events, Fun Runs, Fundraise, Gifts in kind, Health, Mens Health, Newborn, Newborn Care, Newsletter, NICU, Nutrition, Palliative, Palliative Care, Parramatta, Research, RunRideWalk, SA, Third party, Treatment, Western Sydney, Westmead, Women, Womens Health

Connecting with local businesses

April 5th, 2018

WMRF spreads the word about its work to Western Sydney businesses 

More than 120 business partners and guests attended “Business After Five”, a networking event organised by Parramatta Chamber of Commerce and hosted by Westmead Medical Research Foundation (WMRF) at Bertonia Lounge in Parramatta.

Westmead Medical Research Foundation Head of Development Joe Conneely praised the Chamber for the opportunity to host the event on Tuesday and thanked everyone for their attendance.

“Westmead Hospital has more than 330,000 people who are admitted annually and has just under 1.5 million people as outpatients, so it’s easy to say that Westmead has an impact on everybody’s life here in Western Sydney,” Mr Conneely said.

“The kind support of our ongoing corporate donors allows us to assist the amazing staff with their medical research, patient care and the outpatient services for the community since 1990.”

Parramatta Chamber of Commerce President, David Hill and Business Relationship Manager, Romina Bousimon, presented a certificate of appreciation to the Foundation.

Guests included Parramatta MP Geoff Lee, past and present board members of the Chamber and representatives from a diverse range of Western Sydney businesses.

Pictured left to right: Joe Conneely Head of Development WMRF, Alison Whittaker Relationship Manager WMRF, David Hill Chamber President 2017/2018, Dr Geoff Lee MP State Member for Parramatta, Michael Mekhitarian Chamber Immediate Past President, Gary Carter Chamber Board Member.

Members and guests were invited by the Chamber to join their upcoming Charity Golf Day raising funds for WMRF,  this event will be held on 8 May 2018 at Oatlands Golf Club.

To find out how you can support medical research and patient care, call 1800 639 037 or email us wmrf@wmrf.org.au

Follow us on social media     WMRF Heart

 

Related Links:

Parramatta Chamber of Commerce Event Details: Business After 5, 3 April 2018

 

0 Comments So Far, Posted In: Brain, Breast Cancer, Cancer, Cancer Treatments, Challenge, Charity Golf Day, Community, Corporate, Diabetes, Diet, Donate, Donations, Events, Fundraise, Gifts in kind, Health, Mens Health, Newborn, Newborn Care, Newsletter, NICU, Nutrition, Parramatta, Research, Seniors NSW, teams, Testing, Third party, Transplant, Treatment, Type 1, Western Sydney, Westmead, Westmead Innovation District, WIMR, Women, Womens Health

Mother's Day Raffle 2018

April 4th, 2018

Don’t miss our Mother’s Day raffle!

Thank you to all our generous supporters for their in-kind donations for prizes WMRF Heart

  

  

  

 

If you would like to purchase raffle tickets and unable to attend the sale dates at Westmead Hospital, please call us on our toll free number at 1800 639 037 WMRF Heart

Don’t forget to follow us on social media     WMRF Heart

0 Comments So Far, Posted In: Brain, Breast Cancer, Cancer, Cancer Treatments, Challenge, Charity Golf Day, Community, Corporate, Diabetes, Diet, Donate, Donations, Events, Fun Runs, Fundraise, Gifts in kind, Health, May, Mens Health, Mothers, Mothers day], Newborn, Newsletter, NICU, Nutrition, Parramatta, Raffle, Research, Third party, Transplant, Treatment, Western Sydney, Westmead, Westmead Innovation District, WIMR, Women, Womens Health

Parramatta Chamber After Five: Tue 3 April 2018

March 23rd, 2018

Westmead Medical Research Foundation will host the Parramatta Chamber Business After Five event on Tuesday, 3 April 2018. Please join us for this networking opportunity to learn more about what we do and how you can get involved.

Also, a big THANK YOU to our venue supporter, Bertonia LoungeWMRF Heart

Don’t forget to follow us on our social media!

     

0 Comments So Far, Posted In: BeBoldForChange, Breast Cancer, BStreetSmart, Cancer, Cancer Treatments, Challenge, Charity Golf Day, Community, Corporate, Diabetes, Diet, Donate, Donations, Events, Fun Runs, Fundraise, Gifts in kind, Health, Islet cell transplant, Islet Isolation, Mens Health, Network, Newborn, Newborn Care, Newsletter, NICU, Nutrition, Parramatta, Parramatta Chamber of Commerce, Research, RunRideWalk, Third party, Transplant, Treatment, Western Sydney, Westmead, Womens Health

Welcome to our March 2018 edition Newsletter

March 14th, 2018

Click here to view our March 2018 Newsletter

For more information about supporting Westmead Medical Research Foundation via hosting a fundraising event, please contact Marlene Nasr, Community Relations & Events Manager

on 1800 639 037 or email us to find out how you can support WMRF Heart
   

Related links: 

Run 4 Jess and support our oncology ward

This St Patrick’s Day, Run 4 Jess

The faces behind our incredibly generous fundraisers – The Doig Family

WMRF says thank you to our fundraisers

Welcome to the March 2018 edition of our newsletter

0 Comments So Far, Posted In: 2018, BeBoldForChange, Brain, Cancer, Cancer Treatments, CG Challenge 2018, Challenge, Charity Golf Day, Community, Corporate, Diabetes, Diet, Donate, Donations, Events, Fun Runs, Fundraise, Gifts in kind, Health, Mens Health, Newborn, Newborn Care, Newsletter, NICU, Nutrition, Research, RunRideWalk, Third party, Treatment, Western Sydney, Westmead, WIMR, Women

This St Patrick's Day, Run 4 Jess

March 8th, 2018

For six consecutive years Steve Clark with the assistance of his mother Lynette Clark, have generously dedicated their time in organising a fun run in memory of Steve’s wife, Jess Clark, who passed away in early 2013. The aim of the ‘Run 4 Jess’ initiative is to raise funds for Westmead Medical Research Foundation (WMRF) in support of Westmead Hospital C5c Oncology ward.

Holding the annual “Run 4 Jess” is such a generous way to give back to Westmead Hospital and when we asked Steve and Lynette why they decided to hold the event, they said that after Jess passed away, they encouraged family and friends to make a donation to the C5c ward rather than send flowers. Then, Girraween Athletics Club kindly offered to hold a fun run to help raise even more funds for this valuable cause.

I thought this was a great idea because it served as a way to bring together a large group of people who loved and valued Jess, as well as to raise money for something that was such a big part of the last part of her life. Since then it has served a dual purpose of being both a ‘competitive’ fun run and a chance for friends and family of Jess to come together and honour her memory through raising money,” Steve said.

Steve is grateful for the support of doctors and nurses who dedicate a huge portion of their life helping patients and families when they need it most.

The C5c unit is made of some of the most incredible humans you could meet. When Jess was staying at Westmead, the C5c unit was like family. They were truly invested in her journey, not simply passive observers. The C5c unit celebrated her successes with her and mourned with us when we lost her. It meant the world to me that I could drop her off at the hospital and know that she was with her ‘second family’.”

   

For Steve and Lynette, raising money for WMRF is the opportunity to help despite “feeling helpless”. “Not all of us have the skills, bravery and tenacity required to be doctors, nurses and scientists. Fundraising gives us all a chance to support these valuable members of our community by giving them the resources they need to better help others,” Steve said.

Participants of all ages are invited to take part in the 6th Run 4 Jess which will take place on Saturday 17th March, at the Gipps Road Sporting Complex, Greystanes from 2pm. Don’t forget to wear green – as this was Jess’ favourite colour and in theme with St Patrick’s day!

For more information about supporting Westmead Medical Research Foundation via hosting a fundraising event, please contact Marlene Nasr, Community Relations & Events Manager on 1800 639 037 or email to find out how you can support.
    WMRF Heart

Related links:

Welcome to the March 2018 edition of our newsletter

Run 4 Jess and support our oncology ward

WMRF says thank you to our fundraisers

 

0 Comments So Far, Posted In: Cancer, Cancer Treatments, Challenge, Community, Donate, Donations, Events, Family, Fun Runs, Fundraise, Gifts in kind, Health, In memory, Love, Mens Health, Newsletter, Research, Treatment, Western Sydney, Westmead, Women

SMART EATING WEEK | 12-18 February 2018

February 12th, 2018

It is Australia’s first SMART EATING WEEK this week so how are you going to participate? As it is the start of the New Year, it is a great time to review what you are doing and set new plans. Diet and exercise are the keys to longevity.

 

So in celebration of SMART EATING week here are some suggestions:

  1. Review the food you eat.
    Please use one of these links to assess your diet – either the CSIRO diet score or the Healthy Nutrition Quiz from the University of Newcastle or do both!
  2. Compare your score and then the dietary advice that is sent to you via the websites in response to you submitting your answers to the questionnaires.
  3. Plan to do 1 change every two weeks.
  4. Worryingly, the Fruit, Vegetables and Diet Score Report released by the CSIRIO, found one in two (51 per cent) adults are not eating the recommended intake of fruit, while two out of three adults (66 per cent) are not eating enough vegetables. So I expect one of the changes you may need to make will be to increase your fruit and vegetable intake. In this exercise I suggest you eat a rainbow- i.e. every day eat all the colours of the rainbow in fruit and vegetables(- see links and attachments) remember to eat at least 2 fruit and 5 vegetables a day!Eat-a-rainbow-fact-sheet

    Rainbow Colours of Fruit & Vegetables and their health benefits
     

    Go-for-2-fruit-and-5-veg

  5. Finally review some good cookbooks or links to websites to get some healthy delicious recipes, for example:Some of our Favourites (pdf)
    Livelighter Salad Builder (pdf)
    Recipes | The Heart Foundation
    Diabetes Australia
    CSIRO Total Wellbeing Diet
    Food As Medicine | Cooking for your best health
    More on Smart Eating Week at: Dietitians Association of Australia
  6. Finally – MOVE!
    Are you doing 30 minutes per day of activity?
    If not, find the time to do something – walk, swim, ride a bike , gym, tennis, yoga, pilates, tai chi, therabands, aqua-aerobics, etc.
    Enjoy the daylight savings’ afternoon sun!
  7. If you would like more advice on your particular food intake and how to improve your diet, make an appointment with your local Accredited Practicing Dietitian (APD) – look up the Dietitians Association of Australia Website and find your local APD.

 

“I hope this gives you some ideas to enjoy SMART EATING WEEK!”
Cheers,
Peter Talbot, APD, Dept Head, Dietetics and Nutrition, Westmead Hospital

 

For more information about supporting WMRF and hosting a fundraising event, please contact us on 1800 639 037 or via email

     WMRF Heart

0 Comments So Far, Posted In: Australia, Australian Healthy Weight Week, Brain, Community, Diabetes, Diet, Donate, Donations, Eat a rainbow, Fruits, Health, Healthy diet, Kids health, Meals, Mens Health, Nutrition, Research, RunRideWalk, Salads, Smart Eating, Treatment, Type 1, Vegetables, walk, Western Sydney, Westmead, WIMR, Women, Womens Health

© Westmead Medical Research Foundation. All Rights Reserved.
Privacy Policy. Terms & Conditions

maxco

Proudly supporting health care and research at Westmead