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The Prince of Wales Hospital

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Help the Prince of Wales Hospital Foundation raise vital funds so that cancer patients across the Prince of Wales Hospital cancer services can access the highest standard of care possible.

The Prince of Wales Hospital’s Nelune Comprehensive Cancer Centre (NCCC) delivers modern facilities for Prince of Wales Hospital patients and provides an integrated, coordinated, patient-centred approach to the treatment and post-care of patients. Over 5000 cancer patients are treated at the NCCC each year and numbers are increasing by around 100 patients a year.

The NCCC’s state of the art radiation therapy service provides specialised care for patients who come from all over NSW and even from interstate. We also house the biggest hereditary cancer unit in NSW and operate a youth cancer service.

To optimise the health and wellbeing of people living with and beyond cancer, we are also soon opening a Cancer Survivorship Centre in 2019. The Centre will provide survivors and their families with resources to better manage their treatment beyond acute diagnosis and care. So many issues faced by cancer survivors go beyond physical health and include mental and emotional health, financial matters, as well as social and spiritual matters. Well-equipped and flexible spaces for support group activities are an important component of the Survivorship Centre.

Dry July has funded projects aimed at making our cancer patients more comfortable since 2008 and we are delighted about this support!

You can join the Prince of Wales Hospital Dry July Team or donate to them directly here: https://www.dryjuly.com/teams/prince-of-wales-hospital-foundation-team

2018 was a fantastic year for Dry July at the Prince of Wales Hospital with nearly $50,000 raised and over 80 participants – please help us exceed this with YOUR support in 2019 so we can continue to give the best care possible to our patients.

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Furnishings for Radiation Therapy

Prince of Wales Hospital used funds from Dry July 2013 towards furnishings for the Nelune Cancer Centre's new radiation therapy department.

Dreams2Live4

A Few Dreamers

Dreams2Live4 is a committee of the Prince of Wales Hospital Foundation and has been developed to help patients with metastatic cancer realise their dreams. 

Below are three dreams that have come true, thanks to Dry July funding.

Gareth’s Honeymoon

Gareth was 22 when he married his childhood sweetheart. His special dream was to plan a memorable honeymoon. He worked with the dedicated team at Dreams2Live4 to plan his honeymoon on Hamilton Island for a week. Due to an escalation in his illness he was unable to go. Fortunately, at the last moment Dreams2Live4 were able to change his travel plans and he and his wife enjoyed their honeymoon in Byron Bay. Gareth, through all his disappointments, has gained so much joy from planning this time for himself and his new wife. He felt that his fiancée had done so much for him so his dream was to plan and organise the honeymoon. It was something he could do for her, and with the help of Dreams2Live4 it became possible.

“I hate it when you can’t get to sleep. I don’t know if I’m sick of being in hospital or if I’m too excited for this extra long weekend and the weeks honeymoon with my beautiful wife in Byron Bay. So much to be happy about with my life at the moment. I feel sorry for anyone that isn’t happy. But happiness isn’t just given out to people, you have to know what will make you happy and work every day and every hour and every minute and every second to be happy. Because at the end of the day what is a life without happiness. Don’t ask me I wouldn’t know… two more sleeps until I marry the love of my life.”

Georgies Dream Holiday Sailing the Whitsundays

Two amazing kids, a devoted wife and her own creative business. She also has metastatic cancer. The ongoing struggle is draining on the young family.“It is a like a pressure cooker. I can’t work but we still have a mortgage, hospital costs and our world is crumbling apart. We really need a chance to get away and recharge ourselves and each other. But a holiday is a luxury we just can’t afford anymore.”Dreams2Live4 organised for Georgie’s dream to come true.“We are back from our holiday and had the most wonderful time. We had perfect weather, smooth sailing and great snorkelling. It was tremendously relaxing and we felt like we caught up with ourselves after a very stressful time. Thank you for all the coordination and bookings and many thanks to Dreams2Live4 for funding us.”

Gabrielle’s Wedding Dream

Gabrielle’s dream was to marry her soul mate, and father of her two sons, at her dream wedding in Palm Beach. The battle to fight the breast cancer which had spread to Gabrielle’s lungs had wrought an enormous toll on the young family.

“Fighting cancer is an overwhelming and consuming battle. However In the midst of it we were given an opportunity to let love, hope and excitement in. I think this wedding was so beautiful because so many people gave so much of themselves to make it happen. People who have never met me wanted to help”said Gabrielle.“It was the most amazing day. You could feel the love and support from all our family and friends. A true celebration of love and life. I want to thank everyone, especially Dreams2Live4, who gave my family such wonderful memories. It has shown my boys that dreams really do come true and the world is full of good people.”