Nepean Cancer Care was buzzing with excitement on 25th July when celebrity chef and Dry July foundation ambassador Fast Ed came to visit the Centre. Together with the lovely support and donation of some delicious cupcakes from Mrs C’s CupCakes, Ed visited our Day Ward handing out cupcakes to patients and taking the time to have a chat with them and their support person. We are so thankful to Ed for coming along touring our Centre and taking the time to speak to our patient and staff. It was such a great day with feedback from our patients and staff commenting that it was such an uplifting experience. Thank you Ed and Mrs C’s Cupcakes for helping us raise awareness for our Dry July campaign and bringing a little joy to those currently battling the fight against Cancer.
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Nepean Cancer Centre provides a comprehensive cancer service for both inpatients and outpatients offering medical oncology, radiation oncology, haematology, and palliative care services at Nepean Hospital. We support the Penrith, Hawkesbury, Blue Mountains and Lithgow regions.
Our aim is to use money raised through Dry July to:
- Improve patient thoroughfares and make clinic rooms more comfortable
- New recliner chairs
- New palliative care beds and mattresses
- Entertainment items, virtual reality goggles integrated with a playstation.
- Radiation therapist treatment bed.
- App for patient queue flow system.
We have a collaborative approach to patient centred care, including a strong affiliation with palliative care consultants along with community resources available in the community. Our multidisciplinary approach to cancer treatment and healing encompasses physical, emotional and social care. The centre offers a team of psycho-oncology and allied health staff to give our patients the extra support they may need.
With celebrity Chef and Dry July Foundation Ambassador, Fast Ed, on site and providing us hot tips for barbecuing the perfect sausage, the sausage rolls were rolling out! Thank you again to Woolworths and the Emu Plains Lions Club for your donations and support for our Dry July BBQ held on 25th July. Your generous contributions helped us raise over $1,000.
Yummy treats sold like hotcakes at our Dry July Bake Sale on 16th July. Thank you to all the staff, family, neighbours and friends who contributed the goodies to the Bake Sale that helped us raise just over $600 towards our Dry July campaign.
Our first Dry July BBQ for 2018 was held on 11th July was a great success in promoting our Dry July Campaign. The event was proudly supported by Woolworths and volunteers from the Lion club cooked up a storm raising $800. Thank you to everyone who came along and supported our BBQ, we hope you enjoyed your sausage on a roll.
Michael and Mary Harnett, who donated $40,000 to the Nepean Cancer Carers Dry July campaign in 2017, was officially recognised at a celebratory event at Nepean hospital. The huge donation is the highest amount raised by one person since Dry July commenced 10 years ago!
Mary wanted to show her gratitude to everyone at Nepean cancer care for the support they gave through Michaels Cancer Journey and to provide much needed equipment to help other go through their own personal journey.
Michael and Mary's donation has funded hospital beds with pressure relieving mattress so patients can return home in comfort and improve their quality of life. Michael and Mary also provided smaller pieces of pressure reliving equipment to help patients get home safely.
Co-founder of Dry July, Brett Macdonald, was thrilled to attend the celebrations and presented Mary with a memorable plaque.