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KB's Biggest Battle Yet!
Kerry Briggs has a message for us all. Go and get yourself checked. It could save your life.
She knows better than most the importance of listening to your body, following your gut, and valuing every minute with your loved ones.
In 2011 at the age of 32, Kerry was diagnosed with breast cancer. Her children, Lachlan and Caitlin, were 4 years , and 6 months old at the time. She received a few years of treatment and all was looking positive. But in 2014 the Briggs family was dealt an unimaginable blow, discovering that Kerry's cancer had returned and was now incurable.
Latest Events and Challenges
30 July - 5 August 2017
Join us to Trek the Red Centre for cancer with Team Flinders and you’ll play a vital role in improving the lives of cancer patients.
The Larapinta Trail is regarded as one of Australia’s premier walking tracks. From the old Alice Springs Telegraph Station to the peak of Mount Sonder, the trail stretches
223 kilometres along the backbone of the West MacDonnell Ranges.
As part of this incredible – yet challenging – adventure, you will stand on ancient escarpments and gaze out upon the ochre-coloured landscapes of Central Australia. You will follow Aboriginal Dreaming tracks and trek beside one of the world’s oldest river systems.
By day, you will challenge yourself as you trek across the Red Centre, experiencing the diversity of desert habitats and learn the unique history of Australia’s Indigenous people.
At night, you will fall asleep to the sounds of native wildlife under a blanket of stars.
All funds raised by participants in this challenge will be dedicated to delivering programs which aim to provide cancer patients, and importantly cancer survivors, access to the best quality of life possible.
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Christmas Appeal 2016
This year when Liz (pictured above) spends her Christmas with her husband, Steven, amd her three growing boys - Ross, who's 9, Lewis, who's 13 and 14-year-old Nicholas - she will do so buoyed by the hope for what the new year's research on neuroconditions, like Multiple Sclerosis (MS) can bring.
When she was pregnant with Ross, Liz was diagnosed with MS, and overnight, her life changed. She went from being an active Mum, to facing a very uncertain future.
As her energy and coordination decline and fade, Liz knows it's only going to get more difficult as the disease progresses. "If MS doesn't kill you, being more susceptible to flu and other illnesses will."
Research is Liz's only hope of surviving MS and having a better quality of life.
"People with neurological conditions can have awful lives, stuck in wheelchairs wehre they have no quality of life. If we could actually find better treatments and a cure, then people can live a fantastic life - but it is not going to happen if we can't pay for the research," she explains.
Just lik Liz, there are thousands of people living with a range of neurological and mental health conditions, - including Parkinson's Disease, Alzheimers Disease, Multiple Sclerosis and Motor Neuron Disease - there is no cure, there are minimal treatment options, and the causes remain unknown.
We're asking you to help change the future for people like Liz. By making a donation this Christmas, you will give the gift of real hope to thousands living debilitating and life-threatening neurological diseases.
With an increased life expectancy and an ageing population, it has never been more important to increase our research effort into studying diseases of the central nervous system, so that we may understand the cause, develop effective treatments and reduce the incidence of such diseases. The availability of banked tissue to enable this research is vital. For more information about the donor program contact the Centre for Neuroscience at Flinders University on (08) 8204 4393 or email Rebecca.Ormsby@flinders.edu.au
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Each year the Flinders Foundation holds a variety of events and fundraising projects to raise money for research and care projects at Flinders Medical Centre which will help save lives, give patients comfort, or help to eradicate diseases such as cancer, diabetes, Alzheimer’s or Parkinson’s - to name just a few.
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The funds you raise will go towards the cause you nominate, and your efforts will help the health and wellbeing of present and future generations. read more >
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