On Thursday, 16 November 2017, the Josie Minniti Fun Group was given a tour of the Day Oncology unit at The Northern Hospital followed by a morning tea. The tour allowed for Josie and other members of the fundraising group to see firsthand the outcome of their tremendous fundraising efforts.
Earlier this year, as a celebration of Northern Health providing 10 years of oncology services to the northern community, the Northern Health Foundation launched our Day Oncology Appeal aiming to raise $50,000 to purchase a Scalp Cooling Machine.
Thanks to support from the group and community, we achieved our goal and purchased the first Scalp Cooling Machine for our Day Oncology patients. For oncology patients, treatment can be intense and carries side effects such as hair loss, preventing this can make a real difference for patients during treatment.
Again, we extend our gratitude to the Josie Minniti Fun Group and everyone who donated to the cause.
You can help us purchase our second machine and combat chemotherapy induced hair loss for cancer patients.
Click here to donate and help us reach our target.