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Take a break for cancer patients on the Peninsula

Peninsula Health is encouraging people to Take a Break for Cancer by hosting their own fundraising events to help bring world class cancer services to the Mornington Peninsula.

“Every year more than 1500 new cases of cancer are diagnosed in Frankston and on the Mornington Peninsula alone,” said Joan Thomas, Nurse Unit Manager of the Chemotherapy Day Units at Frankston and Rosebud Hospitals.

Take a Break for Cancer is raising money to help us provide the best services possible for prevention, diagnosis and treatment of cancer, locally.”

In 2016, 8000 cancer treatments were provided to patients in the Day Chemotherapy Units at Frankston and Rosebud Hospitals.

It’s easy to host your own fundraising event – get your friends, family or colleagues together for morning or afternoon tea. Encourage them to bring along a plate to share and a gold coin.

Joan encouraged people to host a fundraising event and support cancer services in their local area.

“When people are unwell with cancer they want to be able to access world class treatment on their doorstep – they don’t want to spend all their time travelling.”

“By hosting an event or donating to Take a Break for Cancer you are helping us to provide these patients and their families with the best care possible.”

Register your event now and you’ll receive a fundraising kit including a poster and coin collection box to get you started.

If you are unable to host an event but would like to donate to Peninsula Health’s cancer services, you can make a donation online.