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Rev X: Amazing Race

April 26th, 2018

 

Revolution X will be hosting the ‘Rev X: Amazing Race Game Day‘ on the 19th May 2018 to raise funds for the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU), Westmead Hospital.


Victoria Kastoun with baby Anthony, aka ‘Little Lion

From NICU Fundraiser Amazing Race at Rev X – Events page

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.

Victoria Kastoun with baby son Anthony.

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:

http://fundraise.wmrf.org.au/champion/wmrf-champions/VICTORIAKASTOUN


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

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Related links:

Revolution X & The Little Lion Cafe Proudly Supporting The “Tiny But Mighty”

VIDEO: Victoria Kastoun and baby Anthony

Sargents donates $240K for vital hospital equipment

 

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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

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Related Links:

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

 

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Teeing off for Medical Research & Patient Care

November 14th, 2017 | 1 Comment

#ABAcharitygolf November 9, 2017Twincreeks Golf ClubWestern Sydney Health #ArabBankAustralia Lexus Of Parramatta Vittoria Coffee 💙💚

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.

 

For more photos visit us on our Instagram!  

To find out how to support the work of WMRF, contact 1800 639 037 or email us.

    WMRF Heart

Don’t forget to check out our 2017 Christmas Appeal and please share!

Related links:

Teeing off for medical research & patient care

Events 2017

The Brunch, Diamonds & Pearls

Thank you Lexus of Parramatta

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Fantastic Results From Our Bowral Classic Charity Heroes!

October 30th, 2017

CONGRATULATIONS to our Charity Heroes!

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 (retired)

Dr Philip Lee before starting his 160km ride

“Successfully completed the 160 Kms just under 6 hours. Exhausted but very satisfied” – Dr Philip Lee

Michael Fawke

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.

 

WMRF Heart UPDATE WMRF Heart

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!

THANK YOU Michael and WELL DONE! WMRF Heart

For more information about supporting Westmead Medical Research Foundation please contact Marlene Nasr, Community Relations & Events Manager on 1800 639 037 or via email.

    WMRF Heart

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Events 2017

Run or Ride for Medical Research – June 28th, 2017

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Wolves Win Game for Westmead’s Cancer Centre

October 27th, 2017

For over five years, Merrylands Rugby Union Club has been raising funds for Westmead Medical Research Foundation (WMRF), with donations totalling over $16,000 in support of Westmead’s Crown Princess Mary Cancer Centre (CPMCC).

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.

    WMRF Heart

Related links:

Mrs P’s fundraising event for CPMCC – WMRF News

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Thank you to our everyday-heroes: Madison Marcus

August 17th, 2017

Thank you to Madison Marcus Law Firm for joining the 2017 City2Surf and once again selecting Westmead Medical Research Foundation as their charity of choice.

Thank you to the all the individuals who joined the Madison Marcus team and raised funds for health care and research at Westmead.

If you missed participating this year at City2Surf, there is always 2018! WMRF Heart

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CG Challenge, Corporate for Community 2017

July 17th, 2017

Coleman Greig Challenge – Corporate for Community Event

In support of My Westmead, St. Gabriel’s School, and Royal Institute for Deaf and Blind Children.
Friday, 20 October 2017 l Parramatta Park
Help us raise $175,000 for children with special needs and newborn care!
The Coleman Greig Challenge is an opportunity for businesses to support organisations making a difference to the lives of children and their families in Western Sydney.
Businesses will come together on Friday, 20 October 2017 to run, ride or walk in beautiful Parramatta Park. It’s an opportunity to get fit, have fun and give back – all in one morning.
Afterwards, participants enjoy a celebratory breakfast to share their acheivements and help in reaching our fundraising goal for children with special needs and newborn care.
Read the sponsorship proposal.
For more information please visit https://colemangreigchallenge2017.gofundraise.com.au/ 

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