Greenslopes nurses ‘shave it off’ for cancer research
Jun 03, 2019
Two nurses from Greenslopes Private Hospital have lost their locks to raise money for rare cancer research.
Sam Robinson and Mary Schoolderman had their hair shaved off their heads in front of friends, family and colleagues, raising $5000 for Rare Cancers Australia.
The charity aims to improve the lives and health outcomes of Australians diagnosed with rare and less common forms of cancer, through research and patient support programs.
Around 52,000 people were diagnosed with a rare form of cancer in 2017, with 25,000 people succumbing to one of these diseases.
The two Greenslopes nurses were inspired by their own close family members who had been diagnosed with rare cancers, as well as by patients they have cared for in the hospital’s Cyril Gilbert Cancer Centre (CGCC).
CGCC is marking its 10th anniversary of offering quality personalised cancer care through a team of experienced staff including oncologists, surgeons, physicians, pharmacists and nurses.
Through their roles, Sam Robinson and Mary Schoolderman see first-hand how cancer affects patients and their families and wanted to help make a positive difference in their lives.