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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.
“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.
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.
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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.
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The event took place at the Gipps Road Sporting Complex, Greystanes and despite the temperature on the day reaching over 35 degrees, it was a fun event with plenty of participants wearing green as the event coincided with St Patrick’s day.
Steve Clark, who has been a supporter of Westmead Medical Research Foundation (WMRF) since 2013 after his wife Jess passed away, was pleased to see family, friends and other participants supporting a great cause.
“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.
Steve’s mum Lynette, has played a crucial role helping with the planning of the ongoing event and this year she made two ‘in kind’ gifts for Westmead Hospital. Lynette crocheted 11 hats for the premature babies taken care of at the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU) at Westmead and she handed them to NICU’s nurse unit manager John Whittaker at the recent event. She also donated a handmade quilt to The Crown Princess Mary Cancer Centre.
Among the participants this year, there was a group of pram pushers running and a young lady who walked the 2km on crutches – a real effort.
If you would like to donate towards C5c Oncology ward at Westmead, please visit Run4Jess fundraising page or call us on our toll free number 1800 639 037.
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.
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.
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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
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.