Gold Coast Hospital Foundation’s Cancer Patient Transport Service provides an invaluable lifeline for local cancer patients like Paulette, who was diagnosed with an aggressive form of cancer in 2011.
Paulette was one of the first patients to use the Foundation’s Cancer Patient Transport Service and still benefits from this crucial service today. Without the Cancer Patient Transport Service, Paulette and fellow cancer patients would worry how to travel safely and reliably to hospital and back home.
“When you’re a regular like me, it gives you independence. You can’t expect to rely on family, friends or neighbours to drive you all the time. It’s an essential service that is vital to our wellbeing,” Paulette said.
By taking part in Dry July and choosing to fundraise for Gold Coast Hospital Foundation, you will be providing much-needed funding for the vital transport service, which provides approximately 5,300 important journeys to hospital each year, helping more than 960 cancer patients across the Gold Coast who are too ill to drive or unable to afford transport.
Go Dry in July and help local cancer patients get to and from hospital for chemotherapy, radiation therapy, tests and appointments.