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Yes!!! Thanks to each one of the people who have donated, we have raised enough funds to achieve our first milestone: purchase one scalp cooling machine for Maroondah Hospital!!!!!

Stuart Greig, Chairman of Ringwood East and Heathmont Bendigo Community Bank Branches, and other members of the fundraising committee recently presented Maroondah Hospital with a cheque for $63,000.

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From right to left: Craig Thomas, Tim Gordon, Bill Sutherland, Stuart Greig (Chairman of Ringwood East and Heathmont Bendigo Community Bank Branches), Dr Susan Chua (medical oncologist), Amanda Kavanagh (Nurse Unit Manager), Geraldine Millard (Eastern Health’s Acting Program Director).

 

The machine that will be purchased with that amount can treat two women simultaneously. As Maroondah Hospital’s Chief of Site and Operations, Mrs Kate Whyman explains “Scalp cooling provided to women with breast cancer during chemotherapy helps prevent hair loss”.

It is important to remember that this will be first scalp cooling treatment offered free of charge to patients in Victoria’s public health system. This will benefit hundreds of people who now suffer from the effects of hair loss on self-esteem and their daily lives.

 

But wait! We are still on the running to achieve our main goal: purchase TWO scalp cooling machines for Maroondah Hospital! 

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Donate today and share the campaign. We made it once, now let’s prove that we can do it again.

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