Get involved and help us support three (3) extremely worthy groups;
The Asbestos Disease Research Institute
Australia has the world’s highest incidence of malignant mesothelioma per capita, with more than 600 new cases diagnosed each year, which is due to the widespread use of the known carcinogen, asbestos.
As a response to the incidence of malignant mesothelioma in Australia, the Asbestos Diseases Research Institute (ADRI) was opened in January 2009. The ADRI was established by the Asbestos Diseases Research Foundation (ADRF), a charitable, not-for-profit foundation dedicated to assist and support the research efforts of ADRI into asbestos-related diseases.
The funds raised through the Charity Foundation will be supporting the ADRI Scholarship Program, students studying their PhD’s at the University of Sydney are researching projects in Malignant Pleural Mesothelioma at the ADRI. This research is fundamental to the ADRI in achieving their aim to improve the diagnosis and treatment of asbestos related diseases and at the same time to contribute to more effective measures to prevent exposure to asbestos.
Bankstown-Lidcombe Hospital provides a wide range of general medical and surgical services and some sub-specialty services to the local community.
Its Paediatrics and Neonatology services are dedicated to delivering high quality medical and nursing management of children and their families, catering for newborns to adolescents 16 years of age.
The dedicated Special Care Nursery delivers more than 2200 babies per year, supported by a 10 bed special care nursery, which cares for term newborns and premature infants from 34 weeks gestation onwards.
Beautiful Minds / Banks House Mental Health Unit
Beautiful Minds Bankstown is a group made up of people of all ages who are community volunteers, passionate about supporting, advocating and raising awareness for mental health recovery in the Bankstown area.
Formed in 2016, Beautiful Minds is committed to breaking down stigma and promoting community involvement.