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 affected by cancer.
Each year, Flinders Medical Centre provides around 45,000 appointments for people with cancer and more than 2,500 South Australians are diagnosed with the disease
By working together with organisations such as the Dry July Foundation, and generous individuals and fundraisers in our community, patients and their families can continue to receive the best treatment, care and support.
The focal point of integrated cancer care at Flinders is the Flinders Centre for Innovation in Cancer. The $30 million Flinders Centre for Innovation in Cancer opened its doors in 2012, thanks to the support of the community and generous grants and donations.
The world-class 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 Cancer Wellness Centre offers people with cancer, and their families and carers, holistic support that contributes to a healthier life, so they can thrive, during and after cancer.
The Cancer Wellness Centre provides a range of services to help address many of the unmet needs of patients and their families – many of which can be lifelong.
This extra support focuses on the range of physical, educational, emotional and practical impacts of cancer. Services include nutrition education sessions with a dietitian, physiotherapy, Arts in Health activities such as meditation, relaxation, creative writing and art therapy, as well as social work information sessions about finance, stress management, grief, loss and survivorship.
By signing up for Dry July and raising funds for Flinders Foundation, you will support the ongoing delivery of these life-changing services and programs. Thank you for supporting Flinders Foundation to prevent, cure and care.