Wests lends a hand to the Fight Against Cancer in Macarthur
Wests Group Macarthur is pleased to provide 24 Hour Fight Against Cancer Macarthur $10,000 in funding towards services and equipment needed to assist in the treatment, care and comfort of children and adults dealing with cancer in the Macarthur region.
The funding will be used to purchase a blood centrifuge machine, as well as a freezer, which will allow doctors at the Macarthur Cancer Therapy Centre to monitor the blood of cancer patients receiving hormone treatment and to better manage their side effects.
Sue McGarrity, Deputy Chairperson of 24Hour Fight Against Cancer comments ‘’We are extremely grateful to the Board of Directors of Wests Group Macarthur, for a very generous donation of $10,000. This equipment would not be available without the support of Wests”.
Warren Morrison, Chairman of 24 Hour Fight Against Cancer shares “Cancer is not in lockdown, and sadly many families in Macarthur are affected with, or will be affected, by Cancer in the future, and therefore the important fundraising work must continue. We may not be able to get together in the way we used to, but we can still get together as a community and make a huge difference”.
Covid-19 has presented many challenges for all business and has had a huge impact on not for profit and registered charities within the region. The 24Hour Fight Against Cancer team has had to cancel all committee-run events including the planned launch, Ladies Day, Golf Days as well as the 2020 annual fundraising walk scheduled for October. The 24Hour team and their many supporters have taken the opportunity to be creative in their approach to 2020 and are committed to raising as much as possible this year and keeping momentum in these difficult circumstances.
Fundraising activities include the Giant Raffle 2020 with $9,500 in prizes to be won as well as a range of individual and sponsored 24-Hour events across the region via various retailers and venues in support of Make Macarthur Blue Day on October 10th. All details are available via the 24Hour Fight Against Cancer social media page.
This October 10, Wests Group MacArthur venues will join Make Macarthur Blue day, turning our venues blue for 24 hours with food and beverage specials and blue displays across all Wests Venues.
Wests Group Macarthur Chairman, Alan Buxton comments “We are thrilled to contribute to the incredible work of the 24-Hour Fight Against Cancer team which supports our local hospitals. This contribution reflects Wests commitment to support the overall health and wellbeing of our residents and improved health services in the Macarthur community”.
For more information on our community support endeavours please visit www.westslc.com.au
Wests Group Macarthur
Pictured: Councillor Warren Morrison of 24Hour Fight Against Cancer and Dr Stephen Della- Fiorentina from Macarthur Cancer Therapy centre accept a cheque from Wests Group Macarthur for $10,000.