Fundraiser supports world-leading blood cancer clinical trials at Concord Hospital
It’ll be A Bloody Great Night Out! when the community gathers this October to help raise funds for world-leading blood cancer clinical trials at the Concord Cancer Centre at Concord Hospital.
“It’s going to be a wonderful night of music, dancing and fun. We encourage everyone to come along and get behind our fundraising efforts, to help give greater hope to patients with blood cancer,” said the Chair of the organising committee and local business leader, Ms Marie Piccin.
It’s hoped $160,000 will be raised to fund two clinical research nurses for 12 months.
“This will mean that more patients with life-threatening blood cancers can participate in our clinical trials and access millions of dollars worth of innovative medicines, long before they are publicly funded,” said Professor Judith Trotman who heads the Haematology Department at the hospital.
It’s home to the largest clinical research unit for blood cancer in New South Wales.
“For many patients, participating in a clinical trial is their only hope for a cure, and a better quality of life,” Professor Trotman said.
Since 2005, more than 600 hundred patients have participated in clinical trials at the hospital, giving them access to cutting-edge medicines, but there are many more patients with leukaemia, lymphoma and myeloma who need help.
“It is our reputation for quality and independence that has made us an international research leader and ensures we truly deliver on our commitment to provide world-class care, locally. Our fundraising efforts enable us to continue to deliver this care for cancer patients now, and in the future – but we need the support of the community,” Professor Trotman said.
The event has raised almost $400,000 for the Haematology Clinical Research Unit at the Concord Cancer Centre since 2013.
Tickets for A Bloody Great Night Out! on Friday 25 October at Le Montage in Lilyfield are $180 each and include a four-course meal, beverages and entertainment.
Visit www.abloodygreatnightout.com.au to purchase a ticket.
Guests are encouraged to wear ‘a splash of red’ to show their support for the cause.
For more information contact 02 9715 2880 or firstname.lastname@example.org