With an overwhelming response to our Tax Appeal to raise funds for a new mammography machine, we are delighted to announce we are in the process of purchasing this $235,000 life saving machine.
Your donations will help us make a difference in the lives of our patients as the new mammography machine will play a major role in early detection and treatment, helping reduce the number of deaths from breast cancer.
San Foundation is always heartened by the generosity of our donors and we thank you for enabling us to purchase this piece of equipment.
With your generous support, San Foundation has managed to raise the funds needed to undertake the refurbishment of the Atrium garden located on Level 6 Poon.
We would like to thank you, our donors, along with San Help Team Volunteers, San Grounds Staff and the support of well-known landscape designers Matt Leacy and Andrew Rivett from Landart Landscapes, and Peter Knox and Craig Rich from Alpine Nurseries, for making this special project a reality.
The day began with a Sabbath School and Worship Service and culminated in a dinner on the Saturday evening at the Fox Valley Community Centre.
Guests enjoyed interviews, music, great food, reminiscing and lots of catching up with past acquaintances and friends.
Congratulations go to:
Special thanks to the San Homecoming Committee members Annette Baldwin, Rose-Marie Radley, Kay Meany, Barbara Ward, Melanie Windus and Coralie Batchelor for their commitment in organising this annual event, and our wonderful volunteers Jim Radley, Tom Meany and Gary Ward.
The Novus Foundation Gala Dinner celebrated its 10th anniversary in May 2016 to raise funds for the support of young people.
With over 500 people attending, fabulous entertainment, wonderful live and silent auctions items, it was an amazing evening raising approximately $190,000.
Presentations were made by the charities Novus are supporting this year; Open Heart International's volunteer cardiac surgery team spoke on their upcoming visit to Cambodia, where paediatric work will be done later this year; KYDS reported on how they are helping young people on the North Shore of Sydney overcome a wide range of Mental Health issues; StreetWork brought us up to date with their work which saves the lives of so many youngsters who have got onto the wrong track; and Wahroonga Rotary spoke about their many youth projects ranging from children in need to those being provided with youth leadership skills.
The night finished with dancing with the music provided by Barker College OBA Big Band, of which the musicians were former students of Barker and the majority are currently studying at The Sydney Conservatorium.
Thank you everyone for making this night special!
Mrs Kerryn Baird, wife of NSW Premier Mike Baird, was guest speaker at the San Foundation Annual General Meeting.
Mrs Baird addressed over 300 guests including State Government and Local Council representatives, San Foundation Board Members, major donors as well as medical and other San staff.
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The Hon. Mike Baird MP, Premier of NSW, was the guest speaker at San Foundation's inaugural Business Lunch in September 2015. Held in the Shangri-La Hotel at the Rocks, the event was a sell-out success with state and local politicians amongst the 400 corporate and distinguished guests.
The event raised over $95,000 plus an additional $100,000 pledge from a very generous supporter. The lunch increased awareness of the San Foundation within the business community in Sydney's CBD.
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Thank you to all of the San Run for Life sponsors, supporters, volunteers and participants who helped make the event a success and raise more than $65,000.
Threatening weather proved no deterrent to the more than 800 runners and walkers who participated in the much-loved San Run for Life Fun Run in November 2015. Returning after a 5-year hiatus due to the major redevelopments at the San, entrants were encouraged to 'run for a reason' this year in the name of a loved one or friend touched by cancer.
The event was a huge success raising $65,000 for the San Integrated Cancer Centre.
Click here for photos from the event, and for information on the event, sponsors, participant times and winners, and to register for our 2016 event, please visit www.sanrunforlife.com.au
A new San Foundation funded initiative allowing people affected by cancer an opportunity to share their stories with their loved ones through a freely available digital template.
The it's about us Project was the vision of San Head of Cancer Services Associate Professor Gavin Marx, his wife strategic planner Jo Marx, and friend and primary school teacher Desray Maltz, pictured on the right with Barbara Ward.
"We were inspired by my many patients courage, wisdom, insights and clarity of what is truly important and meaningful in their lives" says Dr Marx.
"It's about us provides an valuable instrument for communication and connection between patients and their families. It is a tool to help anyone affected by cancer use the expressive power of writing, art and scrapbooking to create a book as either a way for personal healing or as a legacy."
The project was launched at an event in October 2015 at the San’s Integrated Cancer Centre Healing Garden, featuring 2015 'The Voice' winner Ellie Drennan.
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A cake and second-hand book sale raised over $400 towards services provided at Sydney Adventist Hospital.
The fundraising event was hosted by some of the Sydney Adventist Hospitals' Volunteers, and San Foundation would like to thank all these volunteers, as well as the people who baked for us, and everyone who purchased a cake or book on the day to generously support the sale.
If you would like to volunteer to help bake some home-made cakes for the next fundraising activity, please contact the San Foundation on 02 9487 9405. All support is greatly appreciated!
Jan Clark, Norma Rosenhain, Dr Leon Clark, Ricky Poon, Mrs Margie Abbott, Barbara Ward, Sue Warburton and Dick Warburton AO, LVO.
The San Foundation made its annual donation to the Hospital during the Foundation AGM in November 2014.
The Prime Minister's wife Margie Abbott was guest speaker at the lunch and addressed over 300 attendees including well-known business leaders such as Pip and Dick Smith AO, Sue and Dick Warburton AO LVO, Josephine and Tony Sukkar, to name a few.
With every dealing, my family found a hospital of the highest standard, from the professionalism of the staff who provide a level of care and reassurance that greatly aids recovery, to the standard of accommodation and patient service" said Mrs Abbott.
"A leading light as a private not-for-profit care facility, the San is an integral part of this neighbourhood and the broader community of the upper North Shore."
San Foundation Managing Director Barbara Ward presented the Hospital with a cheque for over $1 million to assist with services and facilities and thanked Hospital supporters. "It does not matter whether a donor gives $5.00 or $5 million" she said, "We value and appreciate each and every one. We thank them for helping us to help others."
The Fox Cafe held a Community Fundraiser on November 2, 2014 donating 10% of all proceeds to the San Foundation. It was a great day with free face painting and goody bags for the kids. The Fox Cafe has also aligned themselves with the San Foundation to continue to donate a percentage of all purchases made by Adventist HealthCare staff, volunteers and students to the ongoing fundraising efforts for the Integrated Cancer Centre.
San Foundation would like to thank The Fox Cafe for their generous support.
Three young boys recently paid tribute to their beloved grandmother who had undergone treatment for cancer. They bravely decided to shave their heads to raise funds for the San Integrated Cancer Centre. Their goal - $1,500 each!
This simple, highly visible act was a powerful way to raise funds to help beat cancer, and they raised a total of $8,500.
Everyone enjoys a good sausage sizzle and most Bunnings, in conjunction with local community groups, holds a sausage sizzle each weekend. Rosemary Mayes, a local resident, organised one such event with all proceeds to be donated to the San Integrated Cancer Centre.
They raised an amazing $1,500 on the day, and we sincerely thank Rosemary for all her hard work.
Over 70 past and present members of the San Community came together over the weekend of 16th & 17th August 2014. The opportunity allowed for Sabbath School and a Worship Service with a dinner on the Saturday evening at the Fox Valley Community Centre.
The weekend gave those who attended to catch up with many they hadn't seen for years. With much laughing and reminiscing had by all.
Sincere thanks must go to the San Homecoming committee of Annette Baldwin, Rose Marie Radley, Kay Meany and Alan Gibbon for organising this Annual Event.
On the morning of 19th June 2014, San Foundation held a Tax Time Cake Stall to raise money for the new Integrated Cancer Centre. With two stalls set up in the Hospital, one in the foyer and one by the Café, our Tax Time Cake Sale was a HUGE success. We raised almost $1,000.
The San Foundation would like to extend its thanks to everyone who baked for us and to everyone who generously supported the cake sale.
We hope you enjoyed the "Home Baked" goodies!
If you would like to volunteer to help bake some home-made cakes for the next fundraising activity, please contact the San Foundation on 02 9487 9405. All support is greatly appreciated.
Over the weekend of April 4-6 2014, Mercedes Benz Hornsby donated $150 from every vehicle sold towards the San Integrated Cancer Centre.
Valuers from all over the country enabled people to get the best possible trade-in price for their vehicles. The promotion was advertised on radio stations including 2UE and Smooth FM.
Helping to raise money for the San Integrated Cancer Centre, two local kids devoted their Christmas holidays to making and selling the latest trend among kids – Loom Bands.
Having already raised over $300, San Foundation then hosted a stall outside San Café in March 2014 to sell the remaining gorgeous and colourful bands, along with home-made brownies, friands and cupcakes.
The San Foundation would like to thank everyone who showed their support - it was all sold out in one hour!
An additional $153.50 was raised to add to the $300 already raised by the local kids who started this initiative.
On Thursday 20 March, San employees descended on the San Foundation offices to celebrate Harmony Day 2014.
People were asked to supply a dish to share that represented their cultural heritage and we ended up with many varied and delicious dishes.
Dressed in traditional costume, many arrived with a variety of foods from curries, salads, kangaroo sausages, ANZAC biscuits and soda bread to name a few - no one went hungry!
The day was a great success and we already have ideas to make next year's event even better.
The Capital Campaign for the Integrated Cancer Centre received a massive boost thanks to Harvey Norman's "Caring for our Community" campaign.
On Saturday 8th and Sunday 9th February a percentage of sales, across all Sydney Metro stores was donated to the Integrated Cancer Centre. Helped by extensive radio promotion thanks to Tim Webster and in-store advertising, the campaign raised $100,000.
We are very grateful to Harvey Norman Chairman Gerry Harvey, CEO Katie Page and all the Harvey Norman franchisees for their support and generosity. A big thanks also to the San community for getting behind this campaign.