Working together to prevent, cure and care.
That simple sentence sums up Flinders Foundation’s purpose – to work together with individuals and organisations in the community to support health and medical research and improve patient care across the Flinders medical precinct.
Together, we raise vital funds to support the leading clinicians and researchers across Flinders Medical Centre and Flinders University to make medical discoveries and improve the care available to patients and their families – including those facing cancer.
Each year more than 2,500 South Australians are diagnosed with cancer at Flinders, and the hospital provides more than 30,000 appointments annually for people with cancer.
By working together with organisations such as the Dry July Foundation, and generous individuals and fundraisers in our community, the inspiring cancer researchers at Flinders can get closer to the next breakthrough, and patients and their families can continue to receive the best treatment, care and support.
This support includes opening the $30 million Flinders Centre for Innovation in Cancer in 2012. This unique centre combines compassionate care, world leading research and comprehensive support programs for people living with cancer, all under the same roof.
In February 2020, Flinders Foundation worked in partnership with Dry July to open a new Cancer Wellness Centre on the ground floor of the Flinders Centre for Innovation in Cancer. The centre provides a range of services to help patients and their families to help ease the burden of cancer and address many of the unmet needs of patients and their families during and after cancer treatment – many of which can be lifelong.
This extra support focuses on a range of physical, educational, emotional and practical impacts which cancer can have, including fatigue, anxiety, dietary, financial and employment concerns, among others.
By signing up for Dry July and raising funds for Flinders Foundation, your support will contribute to cancer wellness exercise classes and dietetic group education sessions.
Thank you for supporting Flinders Foundation to prevent, cure and care.