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Inspired by Head Coach Rob’s son, Anthony Kastoun AKA ‘’Little Lion’’’, who was born on 15 January 2016, 14 weeks earlier than his expected due date, and weighing just over 900g.
The reality is that Anthony is just one in ten premature births. Many spending their first few months of life in a 4×4 incubator attached to more wires than one will ever see in their life.
So it is our pledge to ‘give’ to the tiniest fighters our world has by raising funds to help purchase life-saving equipment. Our first goal, is to raise enough money to donate a full humidity crib.
Last year we raised: $13738.55
Our goal this year is to reach: $25,000
You can contribute in any of the following ways:
– Participate in the Games Day, entry is by donation, teams of 3 (RXD and Scaled)
– Plus more fun and games to be revealed…
Or simply go to the fundraising page to make a donation:
For more information about supporting Westmead Medical Research Foundation (WMRF) and hosting a fundraising event, please contact Marlene Nasr, Community Relations & Events Manager on 1800 639 037
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.”
Guests included Parramatta MP Geoff Lee, past and present board members of the Chamber and representatives from a diverse range of Western Sydney businesses.
To find out how you can support medical research and patient care, call 1800 639 037 or email us firstname.lastname@example.org
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Posted by Westmead Medical Research Foundation on Thursday, 9 November 2017
For the third consecutive year, Arab Bank Australia (ABA) has proudly supported the work of Westmead Medical Research Foundation (WMRF) through their Charity Golf Day.
This year 20 teams registered and played on the day. Nearly 100 players and guests attended the event where over $24,000 was raised towards the support of medical research and patient care projects at Westmead.
“A glorious day at the Twin Creeks Country and Golf Club on Thursday 9 November. It was great to see so many golfers supporting such a great cause. Another special mention and thanks to our Co-Sponsor Construction Consultants, our shirt sponsor BP Australia and our Event Sponsor Billbergia, to all our hole sponsors and donors and to the players – the day wouldn’t have been such a success without your friendship, support and giving nature. A great overall result,” said Joe Rizk, Managing Director and CEO of Arab Bank Australia.
WMRF provides support across all aspects of the precinct through its fundraising and awareness initiatives to support the dedicated staff and patients who visit Westmead.
It’s right to say that the Foundation is truly engaged with the community throughout their lifespan, funding state-of the-art medical equipment, life-saving research and enhanced patient services for Westmead Hospital and The Westmead Institute for Medical Research.
“All of this would not be possible without the generous contributions we receive from donors like Arab Bank Australia and its corporate partners – a dedicated group who supports this fantastic fundraising event,”said Joe Conneely, Head of Development at WMRF.
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To find out how to support the work of WMRF, contact 1800 639 037 or email us.
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This year’s Bowral Classic was held over the weekend, Sunday 22, October 2017 in the beautiful Southern Highlands, NSW.
Our inspirational charity heroes that participated this year and fund-raised are, Dr Philip Lee, Michael Fawke and David O’Connell. Thank you for your extraordinary achievement and for helping us support the delivery of medical research & patient care for Western Sydney and beyond!
Dr Philip Lee before starting his 160km ride
“Successfully completed the 160 Kms just under 6 hours. Exhausted but very satisfied” – Dr Philip Lee
Why did you join the Bowral Classic?
“I joined the Bowral Classic because it’s the one event where I’m just competing against myself. I enter occasional competitive events, and I do two “away” events a year with friends – but this event is my personal challenge. “
“This is Harry, he’s an identical twin, he and his brother (Ryan) were born at Canberra Hospital at 28w/3d. Ryan, the lucky bugger, was born frank breach and came out completely unscathed – but Harry had a Grade 4 brain hemorrhage. He has slight cerebral palsy, a very dodgy eye, and two years ago he spent four days in Westmead Children’s hospital having his hydrocephalus investigated. He and his twin have been involved in every research study they were eligible for, as we understand the value of scientific research and the debt we owe (as a family) to medical research. So when I looked through the list of charities we could select from – the choice was obvious.” – Michael stated.
Michael shared his Bowral experience:
I went “OK”, the plan was to ride conservatively, as I have an injured hamstring and couldn’t afford to make a real effort. Surprisingly, I was seven minutes quicker that last year… And there’s always next year. A good 10.5 hours of sleep at the end of the day before the obligatory “recovery ride” to get some coffee, then drove back to Canberra […]
Michael also provided some awesome photos from the day before and after the event, visit our Instagram account!
For more information about supporting Westmead Medical Research Foundation please contact Marlene Nasr, Community Relations & Events Manager on 1800 639 037 or via email.
The inspiration of the Club’s traditional and annual fundraising event “Mrs P’s Day” is Helen “Mrs P” Fraser, a woman who was truly dedicated to Merrylands Rugby Club, initially supporting her husband Steve Parker and then her son Michael who was playing when he was just 16!
Helen was given the task of managing scoresheets on the sideline and she later became Vice-President. Sadly, Helen passed away at a far too young age, but left a legacy of spirit and commitment that is so important for the Club.
This year, the Club wanted to remember Jade Taivairanga during the fundraising event. Jade was a former Wolves player who passed away after a short but ferocious battle with cancer.
The 2017 fundraising event “Mrs P’s Day for Jay” took place in August and was held at Holroyd Sports Ground.
“Jade was one of the good guys, a fabulous rugby player that played with the club from 2009 to 2011. This year we wanted to honour him also and therefore we celebrated Mrs P’s Day for Jay,” said Laura Sturrock, Secretary of Merrylands Rugby Union Club.
The match on “Mrs P’s Day for Jay” kept the Wolves fans on the edge of their seats since after a disappointing first half, they came back from 26-5 to 26 all. Then pushed it out to a final and winning score of 40-26. Wolves have never lost a Mrs P’s Day match, and the 2017 game was not going to be the exception!
“We are very thankful to Merrylands Rugby Union Club and to everyone who supported this fundraising initiative. The ongoing generosity of the Club through their fundraising activities since 2012 is an example of their commitment to help us to support the delivery of medical research & patient care,” said Marlene Nasr, Community Relations & Events Manager at WMRF.
For more information about supporting Westmead Medical Research Foundation via hosting a fundraising event, please contact Marlene Nasr, Community Relations & Events Manager via email or on 1800 639 037.
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