NEWS

Our Lodge

Since opening our second stage on the 14th January 2014, our lodge has been running to capacity. Bookings for accommodation are essential. Contact the Lodge as soon as you have confirmed dates for treatment. 

Overnight accommodation is also available on weekends. Ring the Lodge for accommodation enquiries. On weekends you will be connected to one of our volunteers.

Guests from many areas from country NSW, some from Sydney and some from the lower Blue Mountains have stayed with us.

CLINICAL TRIALS UNIT

It is almost a year since the opening of the Clinical Trial Unit at the Orange Health Service. Stephen Millard moved from Sydney to be the Clinical Trials Manager thanks to the funding support of Cancer Care Western Inc. A registered nurse, Kerry Lenton commenced at the unit at the same time.

296 patients have consented to be involved in trials or partake in studies. The Unit currently has 62 active patients.

It is the Unit's goal to become Donation independent by the end of 2017.

The Unit is not only serving the Central West Community it is working towards accessing patients in remote communities in NSW using 'teletrials' which are integrated through existing Telehealth Systems. An exciting development.

Current open trials cover a range of malignancies including breast, lymphoma and prostate malignancies. The Unit has been selected as one of the first Australian sites to conduct cannabis trials on patients experiencing chemotherapy induced nausea and vomiting. The Unit is also working with the Melanoma Institute to become the first satellite site for the Institute in the near future.

A big thank you to all our Donors and congratulations to Dr Rob Zielinski and Stephen and the staff at the Unit.

Events

Emus Roadrunners - Motorcycle Charity Ride 18th March, 2017

Established in 2010, the Emus Roadrunners Charity Ride has now raised over $10,000 to date which has helped those in difficult circumstances. This year the Roadrunners have generously offered to support the Cancercare Western furniture replacement program. 

Register and join the Roadrunners for "another great ride around the area" departing at 8.30am from Emus Rugby Club (Woodward Street Orange) on Saturday 18th March, 2017. Cost per registration is $35 per head.

Click here to download more information or contact Donna on 0408 319 287

Register now for the 2017 Cruisin' Along Trek (5th - 13th May)

The dedicated team at John Davis Motors, Orange, is again organising another great trek for 2017 and calling for participants to join us. This year the trek will be staying overnight at Lithgow, Goulburn, Temora, Hay, Cobar, Coonabarabran & Gulgong. 

Click here to visit the Cruisin-Along Trek website or Facebook Page for more information or contact Terry Davis 6362 0966 Email jdmotors@bigpond.net.au or click here to download the registration form.

SAVE THE DATE for the Cruisin-Along CHARITY AUCTION to be held prior to the trek departure. Invite your friends, family and colleagues along to Warratahs Club House on Saturday 29th April, 2017 to raise funds for Western Care Lodge. The evening starts at 6.30pm


Don't forget to follow us on Facebook. A big thank you to our supporters and a special thanks to our guests who have written such wonderful testimonials.