The NELUNE Foundation
We are so, so thrilled to support a very special charity this month called The NELUNE Foundation. The NELUNE Foundation is a not-for-profit charitable organisation established by two friends, Nelune Rajapakse OAM and Anna Guillan and the charity supports children, adolescents, adults and their families and carers to cope with the impact of cancer by funding essential cancer patient services and cancer care treatments.
Nelune herself is an inspirational lady, a cancer survivor who now dedicates most of her time to providing world-class facilities and services to cancer patients, regardless of their social or financial circumstances – ‘Helping Patients Fight Cancer With Dignity’.
Cancer patients, their families and supporters bring many attributes to the cancer journey – personal strengths, abilities and resources to name a few. There are times when extra support is needed.
100% of all donations are distributed directly to cancer patient care and, to date, many thousands of patients have benefited from the work of the NELUNE Foundation.
Their amazing services include:
CANCER CARE SERVICES
Over the years, the Foundation has provided support to Sydney Children’s Hospital Randwick, Young Adult Cancer Patient Services at Prince of Wales Public Hospital Randwick and adults in the Oncology Units at St Vincent’s Public Hospital Darlinghurst, St George Hospital Kogarah, Macarthur Cancer Therapy Centre Campbelltown, Sutherland Hospital Caringbah and public hospitals in the Greater Western Area Health Service which include the Orange Base Hospital and Bathurst Public Hospital.
The Foundation provides public hospital transportation services for cancer patients and assistance with medical aids for underprivileged cancer patients.
CENTRES OF EXCELLENCE
In recent years the Foundation commenced funding the establishment of world-class cancer care treatment centres ensuring that patients have access to best possible outcomes, regardless of personal or financial circumstances.
The first of these opened November 2012 within the Kinghorn Cancer Centre, Sydney.
The next one is to be the Nelune Comprehensive Cancer Centre at the Prince of Wales Hospital Campus Randwick due to open in 2014.
It’s truly phenomenal what these two ladies have accomplished since the NELUNE’s inception in 2000. I am so excited to be able to help shine the spotlight on this deserving charity and hope you will share so many kindness stories so we can give them as much money as possible. To find out more information, please visit their website today or join their Facebook group!