SA Power Networks Employee Foundation has committed $150,000 to Cancer Council SA to help build the organisations new, integrated cancer building at 202 Greenhill Road, Eastwood.
The Foundation has been long-term supporters of Cancer Council SA, raising more than $1million for the organisation since 2006 through a number of fundraising initiatives, including Relay For Life.
SA Power Networks Employee Foundation Executive Officer and cancer survivor Vicki Shearer says that the Foundation is excited to support the new project, which will be the next generation of cancer care in South Australia.
“We’ve been proud to support Cancer Council SA for more than 10 years and are excited about the new facility, which will bring all of the organisations vital services together in one location,” she said.
“As an organisation spread across the state of South Australia, we recognise the importance of this new facility to the broader SA community. Cancer impacts almost everyone and many of us have had our own cancer experiences, so this is our way of giving back.”
“I am so proud of our staff who give over and over from their own pay to support the South Australian community, enabling organisations like Cancer Council SA to run vital services including Cancer Council 13 11 20, their counselling services and of course, their lodges.”
“This visionary new project will create a home for every South Australian impacted by cancer, which is something that we are incredibly passionate about.”
Cancer Council SA Chief Executive Kerry Rowlands thanked the Foundation for their commitment to supporting of this vital project.
“It’s only through the support of organisations like the SA Power Networks Employee Foundation that we are able to invest in ground-breaking projects like this that will lead us closer to a cancer free future for every South Australian. We are incredibly grateful for their support,” she said.
Combining research, prevention, information and support services alongside a new benchmark 120-room supportive accommodation facility, the new building will be the home for every South Australian impacted by cancer.
Supported by a $10million grant from the State Government, the new facility will be the next generation in South Australian cancer care and help even more people survive a cancer diagnosis for generations to come.
For more information on the project or to show your support visit 202greenhill.com.au.
For more information or to organise an interview contact Cancer Council SA PR Advisor Natasha Baugh on 0400 855 244 or send an email.
Notes to Editor:
Centrally located at the 202 Greenhill Road, Eastwood Cancer Council’s new building will include:
- 120 rooms of supportive accommodation for guests travelling to Adelaide for cancer treatment, designed to accommodate people with a variety of cancer types, disability access and family/carer configurations.
- Cancer Council’s SA’s information and support services, including Cancer Council 13 11 20.
- A supportive and welcoming place for all South Australians impacted by cancer to access free counselling from trained professionals.
- Multiple communal kitchen facilities where guests can prepare meals just like at home, or onsite evening dining for nights when they don’t want to cook.
- Dedicated quiet breakout spaces for moments of rest or reflection.
- An activity hub where guests can socialise with each other, with volunteers on hand to make a cup of tea or have a friendly conversation.
- A dedicated information and resource area to provide answers to cancer questions and reassurance that they are not alone in their experience.
- Culturally appropriate accommodation for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Peoples.
- Dedicated family rooms and play spaces to ensure the whole family is supported.
- Free transport from accommodation to treatment.