Today the theme of this blog is to let readers know what we are doing at the Grace Gawler Institute for Integrated Cancer Solutions and to invite my Gold Coast subscribers to our March 2 Hope Island fundraiser. Every day we recieve calls from cancer patients who are confused and frightened about what they need to do to get the best results after a diagnosis. Many have tried only alternative medicine and find themselves in dire straits with tumours increasing in size and seemingly no options left; while others are experiencing a recurrence of a previous cancer and may be seeking treatments overseas.
Unfortunately, we mainly see or connect with patients with advanced cancer because when they were diagnosed, they did not know that any organisation such as ours existed to help them navigate the increasing complex cancer maze. They were not aware of the importance of psycho-oncology or how collaborative medicine could them to fine tune treatment strategies and get all treating practitioners communicating with each other for the patient’s benefit. By the time they reach our Institute, many patients are already finacially exhausted, especially by long term use of expensive alternative medicine supplements. In order to help them, we subsidise their consultations and find innovative ways of referring them into the public system for treatments. We turn no one away and each week we consult with a few patients at no charge. This means that fundraising functions like the one below are very important to us to keep our services active. We receive no Government funding and have limited corporate funding at the moment.
Ways you can support our work: A small amount donated by many, can make a real difference. If you can’t join us for our fundraising evening – you might like to consider a donation to The Grace Gawler Institute (tax deductible for amounts over $2 for Australian donors) receipts provided. We are a registered non-profit health promotion charity located on Queensland’s Gold Coast. You can also support programs for women with cancer by purchasing on line in my just released e-Book 23 Feb 2012 – Survivors Secrets – A woman’s guide: Strategies for surviving life-challenging illness. All proceeds from this purchase support our women with cancer programs for 2012.
To buy online ( $9.99 AUD) click link to our Bookstore:
Our event 2 March 2012: Hope Island Gold Coast:
Book online for this “Grace Pink Event” Click here
Tickets will be mailed immediately upon booking or you can… Purchase tickets directly from Grace (07 5577 2997) or from The Hope Island Deli ( address above). All proceeds go directly to support the work of the Grace Gawler Institute’s programs for women with cancer in 2012. Our institute maintains low overheads and admin costs with a high service delivery to patients.
For subscribers who have been enquiring about booking for our one day Survive & Thrive workshops: Please note our new workshop dates have been listed on the website.