Thanks to your fundraising, you’ve helped support the world class Ballarat Regional Integrated Cancer Centre provide cancer care, treatment and research across the Grampians Region!
Funds raised through Dry July will ensure the ongoing provision of support and services offered by our Wellness Centre. Your efforts have also helped us secure a grant which will go towards the purchase an ultrasound vascular access device.
The Wellness Centre encourages all people with cancer to take an active role in their health and wellbeing. A number of educational programs, support groups and one-on-one sessions are offered. It is also a place to rest and be supported, distinct from the more clinical hospital-treatment rooms. With a home-like setting, the space offers comfortable seating, a warm space, refreshments, access to computers, a television, massage chair, library and so much more. The Wellness Centre Manager and a number of volunteer staff are always available to provide additional support and guidance as required. The additional grant funding will be used, with other community fundraising donations, to help us purchase an ultrasound vascular access device. Use of these devices can significantly reduce vascular trauma in cancer patients, leading to less nursing time spent trying to gain vascular access, reduced delays in therapy related to loss of vascular access, shorter hospital stays, fewer emergency room visits and decreased infusion therapy costs.
On behalf of Ballarat Regional Integrated Cancer Centre (BRICC), we would like to thank you for your support and contribution to making a positive difference in the lives of people living with cancer