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Newsletter of the Flinders Medical Centre Foundation

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                Window of                          $1.2m for                             Raynaud’s                              Pink Ribbon
                Opportunity                        kidney stones                         Disease                                Ball

                                        $2.5 Million pledge
                                      from State Government
                     The FMC Foundation has received a $2.5million pledge from the State Government
                          to assist in the establishment of a new Centre for Innovation in Cancer.

T   he $14.5 million vision
    for the Centre, which will
combine innovative cancer
research, patient care and
prevention in the one site,
will be the target of a major
capital fundraising campaign
by the Flinders Medical
Centre Foundation over the
next three years.
The Centre will be designed
to provide the very latest in
cancer care in an environment           Centre for Innovation in Cancer & Glass Atrium
where community assistance,
workshops, psycho-oncology,
                                      “The Centre for Innovation in      Cancer,
healthy lifestyle, support for
                                      Cancer Prevention and Control      Professor
carers and families and social
                                      fits in perfectly with the         Graeme Young,
services as well as
                                      prevention emphasis of the         said the Centre for
complementary medicine will
                                      Generational Health Review,”       Innovation will provide a focus
be integrated via the one facility.
                                      said Ms Stevens.                   for innovative research into           cancer before
In addition, the Centre will                                             all aspects of cancer control,         it controls us.
                                      “The State Government is
house more than 100 medical                                              including prevention. Cancer
                                      always keen to foster these                                               “Flinders has already estab-
and health investigators already                                         care programs will provide
                                      sorts of creative partnerships                                            lished international leadership
working towards innovative                                               holistic approaches for patients
                                      with the goal of better health                                            in this area, particularly with
solutions for better control                                             with an emphasis on community
                                      for all South Australians. We                                             bowel cancer prevention as
of cancer through education,                                             needs and expectations.
                                      think bringing cancer experts                                             well as currently developing
research and preventative
                                      and researchers together on the    “One of the most exciting              new technologies for better
                                      one site with carers can make      aspects of this Centre will be         diagnostic tools for breast, lung
Health Minister Lea Stevens           an enormous difference to how      its focus on prevention and the        and prostate cancer.”
said the State Government is          we tackle cancer.”                 development of new techniques
                                                                                                                Story continued on page 2
delighted to kick-start the                                              and programs to halt cancer
                                      Director of Development for
project with a contribution of                                           before it takes hold,” Professor
                                      the Centre for Innovation in
$2.5 million.                                                            Young said. “It aims to control
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                                 The Window of Opportunity opens
                                     The Window of Opportunity is the unique title of the public fundraising campaign
                                               that will reach every household in the State later this year.

A     s part of the design
      for the new Centre
                                                               one (as an In Memoriam)
                                                               written permanently onto this
                                                                                                  source of inspiration and
                                                                                                  encouragement for all who
                                                                                                                                    The Window campaign will
                                                                                                                                    commence with extensive
for Innovation in Cancer,                                      Window of Opportunity.             visit and work in the building    television advertising
architect Architects Woodhead                                                                     for years to come.                (kindly donated by Channel 7
                                                               Many generous Investigator
International visualised it to                                                                                                      Adelaide) a radio campaign
                                                               readers have already donated to    It is also a small but simple
include an impressive glass                                                                                                         (kindly donated by 5AA) and
Atrium, designed to provide                                    this campaign and their names      way of saying thanks to you,
                                                                                                                                    a statewide direct mail brochure
a sense of light and                                           and messages are recorded on       the donor.
                                                                                                                                    campaign (assisted by Franklin
inspiration. This Atrium also                                  the feature glass window of
                                                                                                  If you wish to stagger your       Press and delivered by
symbolises the Window of                                       the Foundation office.
                                                                                                  donations you can – simply        Australia Post).
Opportunity campaign.                                          When the Centre for Innovation     indicate on the form and we
                                                                                                                                    So look out for it in your post
Individuals or families who                                    is finally built, we believe the   will track your donations over
                                                                                                                                    box this November. Tell your
make a donation of $250 or                                     multitude of names that will       time. However we stress to
                                                                                                                                    friends and let’s raise walls on
more will be provided with the                                 be written on the Window will      everyone that all donations,
                                                                                                                                    this much-needed Centre.
opportunity to have their                                      provide a sense of community       no matter how small, will
name or the name of a loved                                    support and will serve as a        make a difference.

                                 $2.5 Million pledge from State Government
                                                                               Continued from cover story...

“F linders Medical Centre
   Cancer researchers have
                                                                                                                                    as well as the general public
                                                                                                                                    over the next two years.
attracted over $20million in
                                                                                                                                    The general public fundraising
research grants over the past
                                                                                                                                    campaign, which will be entitled
six years and the establishment
                                                                                                                                    The Window of Opportunity,
of this Centre will empower
                                                                                                                                    will see donors giving $250
and attract further national
                                                                                                                                    and above being acknowledged
and international investments
                                                                                                                                    on the Atrium window of the
in cancer research,” said
                                                                                                                                    Centre for Innovation, upon
Professor Young.
                                                                                                                                    its completion. The FMC
Professor Young added that                                                                                                          Foundation is anticipating
while the Centre for                                                                                                                thousands of names of donors
Innovation in Cancer will be                                                                                                        to provide a groundswell of
unique in Australia, it will                                                                                                        support for the new Centre.
work in collaboration with
                                                                                                                                    Already many generous
other key institutions within
                                                                                                                                    donors have committed to The
the state that provide cancer                                  funds pledged by the State         by the Volunteers Association
                                                                                                                                    Window of Opportunity and
care and conduct research to                                   Government provided the much-      for Flinders Inc.
                                                                                                                                    their names or names of loved
ensure an integrated statewide                                 anticipated seal of approval for
                                                                                                  To achieve the ambitious target   ones names have been recorded
cancer services and research                                   the Foundation to commence
                                                                                                  of $14.5million, the Foundation   on the feature window of the
program.                                                       its major fundraising campaign.
                                                                                                  will be approaching major         FMC Foundation building.
The Flinders Medical Centre                                    The FMC Foundation has             national cancer foundations,      For further information about
Foundation General Manager                                     already attracted $1.4million      multi-national corporate          the Window of Opportunity
Deborah Heithersay said the                                    in donations toward the Centre,    sponsors including a naming       campaign please call the office
                                                               including $500,000 pledged         rights sponsor for the Centre,    on 08 8204 5216.
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               $1.2M to ease the pain of kidney stones
                              If you suffer kidney stones you know just how painful they can be.
                   Now, thanks to a $1.2million grant, researchers at Flinders are working towards finding out
                                  just how kidney stones form and how they can be prevented.

    A     Flinders research team,
          led by Chief Medical
                                                                                                                   urine. This new NIH funding
                                                                                                                   will allow Rosemary to
    Scientist, Professor Rosemary                                                                                  investigate the role of proteins
    Ryall from the Department of                                                                                   and how they make the crystals
    Urology has been awarded the                                                                                   more susceptible to being broken
    grant by the major funding                                                                                     down in the body.
    body for medical science in
                                                                                                                   It is thought these proteins
    the United States, the National
                                                                                                                   encourage proteases (proteins
    Institute of Health (NIH).
                                                                                                                   that eat other proteins) to break
    The focus of the ground                                                                                        down unwanted proteins and
    breaking research is on the                                                                                    destroy the crystal structure.
    formation of insoluble crystals
                                                                                                                   The research has progressed
    of calcium oxalate found in
                                                                                                                   thanks to seed funding from
    kidney stones. These crystals
                                            Professor Rosemary Ryall (right) celebrates the major research grant
                                                                                                                   the Flinders Medical Centre
    commonly appear in urine but
                                          with researcher Magali Chauvet.                                          Foundation and most recently,
    are harmlessly excreted from
                                                                                                                   funding from the Urological
    the body most of the time.
                                          bladder) becomes blocked,            Professor Ryalls’ previous          Foundation of Australasia.
    Occasionally the process goes         causing back pressure on the         research has discovered that
    wrong and the ureter (the tube        kidney and resulting in pain         proteins are found in the
    that links the kidney and             and discomfort.                      crystals when they form in the

      Henley Properties Home of Hope open for inspection!
          Hundreds of eager bidders are expected to visit the Henley Properties Home of Hope when it opens its doors
                                 for inspection on the weekend commencing September 25.

    T he stunning two-storey
      four bedroom home, on
                                                                                                                   Jimmy, together with Channel 7
                                                                                                                   News and MIX 102.3 person-
    Quinliven Road at Aldinga, will                                                                                alities will also be on hand to
    be open for inspection from 1                                                                                  whip up furious bidding frenzy
    to 5 pm each weekend leading                                                                                   on October 16.
    up to the no-reserve auction
                                                                                                                   In the meanwhile, the same
    on October 16.
                                                                                                                   style of home built for the
    The proceeds from the auction                                                                                  Henley Properties Home of
    of the Henley Properties Home           Jimmy Barnes and Henley              Jimmy and Jane in FMC             Hope (called the Flinders) is
    of Hope, generously donated           Properties’ Doug Stevens             Neonatal Ward                       on display at Marine Place,
    by prestige home builder                                                                                       Seaford Rise.
    Henley Properties, will enable        Rock legend Jimmy Barnes,            Jimmy and Jane Barnes have
                                          patron of the Home of Hope,          a personal connection to the        The FMC Foundation is
    the Flinders Medical Centre
                                          recorded two ads to promote          needs of neonatal wards –           indebted to Henley Properties,
    Foundation to purchase vital
                                          the Henley Properties Home           their youngest daughter was         Jimmy and Jane Barnes,
    neo natal incubators for the
                                          of Hope when he and his wife         born 14 weeks early – so            Channel 7 Adelaide and Mix
    Flinders Medical Centre.
                                          Jane visited Adelaide recently.      there was no hesitation when        102.3 for their life-saving
                                                                               asked to lend their support.        support.

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                                                                        Raynaud’s disease
                                   Researchers at Flinders are hoping a drug used to treat mental illness could be a key
                                                   to help control the symptoms of Raynaud’s Disease.

P    rofessor Bill Blessing and
     Dr Stephen Hedger from
                                                               of the body’s blood vessels
                                                               constrict, most commonly
                                                                                                                                     on patients with primary
                                                                                                                                     Raynaud’s Disease.
the Departments of Medicine                                    in the hands and toes, either
                                                                                                                                     “Evidence based on careful
and Neurology are working                                      apparently spontaneously or in
                                                                                                                                     physiological studies in animals
on the theory that Olanzapine                                  response to cold or emotional
                                                                                                                                     suggests that Olanzapine, a drug
could help relieve the symptoms                                stress. This severe constriction
                                                                                                                                     already used to treat mental
of Raynaud’s Disease – a painful                               hinders blood flow and is
                                                                                                                                     illness, interacts with brain
and debilitating condition –                                   distinguished by colour changes    through a red phase. The whole
                                                                                                                                     neural pathways regulating the
and are working towards a                                      of the skin.                       process is very uncomfortable
                                                                                                                                     sympathetic nerves that control
clinical study to begin in 2005.                                                                  and painful.
                                                               A typical episode of Raynaud’s                                        the blood vessels,” said
Dr Jack Walsh, from Vascular                                   Disease is the sudden onset of     There are two main forms of        Professor Blessing.
Surgery and Professor Peter                                    cold fingers, beginning in a       Raynaud’s Disease. The primary
                                                                                                                                     “Our research has shown that
Roberts-Thomson from                                           single finger spreading to other   form is more common in
                                                                                                                                     Olanzapine inhibits discharge
Medicine, Immunology, Allergy                                  digits and associated with white   women and displays a colour
                                                                                                                                     of the sympathetic nerves,
and Arthritis will also contribute                             skin (white attack). This is       change in the hands. The
                                                                                                                                     reversing the constriction of
to the study.                                                  followed by blue discolouration    secondary form is more severe.
                                                                                                                                     blood vessels and restoring the
                                                               lasting 15 to 20 minutes then
Raynaud’s Disease is a                                                                            Professor Blessing says the        blood flow. We hope to begin
                                                               as the skin recovers it goes
condition in which some                                                                           clinical study will mainly focus   a clinical study in 2005.”

                       Better outcomes for joint replacement surgery
                                            The effect on the brain following joint replacement surgery will be the focus
                                                        of a research study at Flinders in the coming months.

                                                               P revious studies from the
                                                                 USA have shown that
                                                                                                  outcome, following surgery,
                                                                                                  can be improved.
                                                                                                                                     would suffer this problem,”
                                                                                                                                     said Professor Krishnan.
                                                               patients who have undergone
                                                                                                  Working alongside                  “We will look at
                                                               knee and hip replacements
                                                                                                  Neuropsychologist Dr Anthony       pharmacological drugs to see
                                                               can experience micro-embolic
                                                                                                  Kneebone, Professor Jegan          if we can firstly, alter the risk,
                                                               material (numerous tiny
                                                                                                  Krishnan from the Department       and secondly maybe vary
                                                               particles of fat) lodging in the
                                                                                                  of Orthopaedic Surgery will        treatment for those patients
                                                               brain following surgery. This
                                                                                                  look at 60 patients over a six-    who develop this embolic
                                                               can cause marginal changes
                                                                                                  month period.                      occurrence.”
                                                               in a patient's brain function
                                                               therefore effecting their          Patients will be examined the      Once assessment tools have
                                                               recovery time.                     day before surgery and then        been developed, doctors are
                                                                                                  three days after while still in    hoping to be able to use these
                                                                            What researchers
                                                                                                  hospital. If there are changes,    procedures on patients who are
                                                                              want to know is
                                                                                                  this is the time they will be      on the waiting list and possibly
                                                                               who is at risk
                                                                                                  most marked. Patients will         improve their outcome.
                                                                               of this embolic
                                                                                                  then be examined again six
                                                                              phenomenon                                             This study has been made
                                                                                                  months later.
                                                                             and how their                                           possible through a research
                                                                                                  “We want to be able to             grant from the FMC Foundation
                                                                                                  measure and record changes         and Professor Krishnan hopes
                                                                                                  that will allow us to identify     the study will be completed
                                                                   Dr Anthony Kneebone            the characteristics of those who   by the end of the year.

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                  Meet the real                                       AMP Foundation wrapped
                  investigators                                         up in Pink Ribbon Ball
                                                                         For the first time in its 15 year history, the Flinders
    Is there an area of research that really interests you?           Medical Centre Foundation’s annual Pink Ribbon Ball has
     Do you regularly donate to an area of research and                  secured naming rights sponsorship from the AMP
    want to know how your money is assisting in finding               Foundation, with the support of AMP Financial Planners,
                   solutions for the future?                                   Kerry Fisher and Domenic Pepicelli.

                                                                      T he AMP Foundation’s                the accuracy of the surgical

W     e welcome you to attend
      one of our upcoming
                                   October 8th 2004 – Breast
                                   Cancer Research,
                                                                        Community Fundraising
                                                                      Program enables AMP Financial
                                                                                                           procedure while decreasing the
                                                                                                           discomfort, the complications
Donor Days.                        November 22nd 2004 –               Planners to identify a fundraising   and the cost of surgically
                                   Prostate Cancer Research,          opportunity for a charity in         removing these cancers.
The Foundation has recently
                                   Please call the Foundation         their town and then matches
introduced Donor Days which                                                                                Also helping to raise funds
                                   office on (08) 8204 5216 for       funds raised, up to $10,000.
will be held every 4–6 weeks                                                                               will be the auctioning of a
where leading Flinders             more information or to reserve     The significant injection of         dazzling diamond neckpiece
researchers and clinicians will    your seat. More dates will be      funds for the 15th Annual            worth in excess of $20,000,
present recent research findings   announced in each issue of         Pink Ribbon Ball, held on            a Ball highlight.
                                   the Investigator.                  Saturday 30th October 2004
and impart how their work is                                                                               Generously donated by Designer
                                   If there is a particular area of   at the Adelaide Convention
made possible through your                                                                                 Jeweller Scott Anthony of
                                   research you would like featured   Centre, will contribute towards
generous donations.                                                                                        pureENVY, the neckpiece was
                                                                      breast cancer research and
                                   in our Donor Days please let                                            specially designed for Olympic
Our Donor Days will be a                                              surgical procedures, in
                                   us know.                                                                Athlete Lauren Hewitt to wear
regular event on the Foundation                                       particular, a ‘Terson’ Digital
                                                                                                           at the Athens’ Games. Lauren
calendar and we welcome you                                           Ultrasound Machine.
                                                                                                           and her mother, a breast cancer
to attend the following.                                              The new technology will allow        survivor, will also be guests
                                                                      researchers to take a small          at the Ball.
                                                                      ultrasound probe into theatre
                                                                                                           Other highlights for the
                                                                      to find small tumors, increasing
                                                                                                           Black Tie fundraiser for FMC
                                                                                                           Foundation’s Breast Cancer
                       On the road to recovery                                                             Research and Development
                                                                                                           Fund – a Lyn Wrigley Initiative,
                                                                                                           include Australian comedian
                  Moving on after breast cancer has been made a little easier
                                                                                                           Fiona O'Loughlin and
                     thanks to four blokes and a pink four wheel drive.                                    flamboyant Adelaide dance
                                                                                                           band Flaming Sambuccas.
B ack in 2001, the Lachy for
  Breast Cancer –
                                                                      preferred to work through the
                                                                      issues themselves rather than
                                                                                                           Tickets are $135 per person
                                                                                                           or $1300 for a table of 10. For
Angus, Nick Bullock, Andrew                                           hearing about someone else’s         further enquiries please contact
Carracher and John Marsh                                              story.                               Susie Lyons at the FMC
– travelled around Australia                                                                               Foundation on 8204 5216
                                                                      “The workbook is a good way
in a pink Landcruiser to raise                                                                             or email
                                                                      to pick up on coping skills
money for breast cancer                                                                          
                                                                      without taking part in support
research. Now three years on,
                                                                      groups”, said Dr Wade.
some of the money raised has
been used to create a workbook     More than 10,000 Australian        The workbook features hints
for women, to help them move       women are diagnosed with           on maintaining physical health,
forward in their lives after       breast cancer each year and        exploring thoughts and feelings,
treatment for breast cancer.       each woman faces psychological     increasing coping skills and
                                   challenges.                        making plans for the future.
The workbook has been
                                   Dr Wade recently conducted         There are also sections on
developed by Associate
                                   a study, which showed only         emotional recovery, seeking
Professor Tracey Wade in the
                                   14 percent of women, who           closure and moving forward.
School of Psychology at
Flinders University, Clinical      had surgery for breast cancer,     The workbook is currently
Psychologist Melissa Oxlad         participated in support groups     being evaluated and Dr Wade
and Head of Medical Oncology       during a one year period. The      hopes it will be available by
at FMC Dr Bogda Koczwara.          study showed that women            the end of next year.
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                                                                       Community news
                                                            A roaring success                                                                      Calendar
                                                                                                                                                  for the kids
   The Good Ole Times                                          only enhance the endoscopic
                                                                                                                                                Adelaide model Bianca
Cabaret is proving to be a                                     procedures of our surgeons, it                                               Pollard has used her modelling
roaring success every month.                                   will also benefit our medical                                                prowess to help raise money
Thanks to Ken and Shirley                                      school and research teams due                                                for the Flinders Neonatal Unit.
Bock, we have just purchased                                   to the machine’s ability to record                                           Having had two premature
an endoscopic video capture                                    endoscopic images onto CD.                                                   babies herself, Bianca’s desire
machine for the surgical team                                  The Bock’s tireless effort every                                             to raise money for Flinders NNU
at Flinders. The demonstration                                 month has allowed Flinders to                                                led her to release a calendar
                                                                                                       Dr Justin Bessell, Belinda           which is on sale now for $10
model, that normally retails for                               continue its high standard of        O’Malley (CNC Op theatre) Troy          at the Tonsley Hotel.
$30,000, was bought for just                                   patient care, and for that, we       Forrest (Stryker) Ken & Shirley Bock,
$4,500. The machine will not                                   thank you.                           Lea West (Theatre Unit Manager)               Quest for
                                                                                                                                                 breast cancer
                                                                                                                                               Join our quest to find a
                                                                         Neil Della Scholarship                                             cure for breast cancer. During
                                                                                                                                            October call into Zamels
                                                                  The Foundation has                around ‘Health related quality
                                                                                                                                            Jewellers, National
                                                               awarded the 2004 Neil Della          of life in overweight and abuse         Pharmacies, Foodland, Bras
                                                               Scholarship to Lisa Chiang,          children and adolescents.’              N Things, Telstra Shops or
                                                               Bachelor of Science Honours                                                  selected Mobil outlets and buy
                                                                                                    The scholarship was established
                                                               Student in the Department of                                                 a $2 Pink Ribbon pin to support
                                                                                                    in 2001 in memory of Associate
                                                               Nutrition and Dietetics. Lisa’s                                              Breast Cancer Research and
                                                                                                    Professor Neil Della.                   Patient Care at Flinders.
                                                               Honours work has centred

                                                                                                                                               Drakes dollars
                                         Lions in the Paediatric unit                                                                          Community spirit has once
                                                                                                                                            again shone through at Drake
   We know our little yellow                                   Jack was visiting his local          data on respiratory response            Foodmarkets with their
PD Duck is cute but we didn’t                                  National Australia Bank branch       thus enabling swifter action and        Community Dollars Program.
realise the impact it would                                    and bought a PD Duck Pin to          better treatment. The machine           A cheque for $4,067 was
really have until the day Jack                                 support the Paediatric Ward.         currently used on the ward is           presented to the Foundation, for
Tank walked through the door                                   Days later, Jack was literally at    nearly 20 years old, cumbersome         breast cancer research, which
of the Foundation.                                             our doorstep asking how he and       and extremely outdated.                 takes the total of Drakes’
                                                               the City of Adelaide Lions Club                                              Community Dollars donated
                                                                                                    Adelaide Lions Club’s donation          to the Foundation well over
                                                               could help the Paediatric Ward.
                                                                                                    has also allowed the purchase           $10,000. In honour of Drakes’
                                                               That chance meeting led to           of brand new folding beds,              support, this year the FMC
                                                               a very generous donation of          providing more comfort for              Foundation will be awarding
                                                               $2500 and we are thrilled to         parents during overnight stays.         the inaugural Drakes Breast
                                                               welcome Jack Tank and the                                                    Cancer award which will be
                                                                                                    The new Spirometer and folding
                                                               City of Adelaide Lions Club                                                  presented to an aspiring
                                                                                                    beds have been a welcome                young researcher.
                                                               to our stable of supporters.
                                                                                                    addition to the Paediatric Unit
                                                               Their donation has enabled the
                                                                                                    so on behalf of the staff and
                                                               Paediatric Unit to purchase a                                                Dalton fine paper
                                                                                                    patients we pass on our
   RN Kylie Bailey, CN Sandy                                   new spirometer. It is used to                                                   We are proud to announce
                                                                                                    gratitude to Jack and the City
Bridgland, Jack Tank, Deborah                                  test respiratory functions on                                                that this and future issues of
                                                                                                    of Adelaide Lions Club.
Heithersay and Robin Coleman                                   children and provides immediate                                              The Investigator will be printed
                                                                                                                                            on quality paper from Dalton
                                                                                                                                            Fine Paper. Thank you to Nick
                                                Duck into the NAB                                                                           Catalano and Daltons’ for their
                                                                                                                                            support of the Foundation.
   PD Duck pins have literally been flying out the door of the National Australia
                                                                                                                                                      Graphic Design by
Bank. We were recently presented with a cheque for $2,300 following the introduction
                                                                                                                                                    She Creative Pty Ltd.
of our newest feathered friend, DR Duck! DR Duck pins are on sale at National
Australia Bank branches raising money for the Flinders Paediatric Ward.                                                                             Printing proudly
                                                                                                                                                    donated by Mitsubishi.
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                      In Memoriam                             “The way to be happy is
We gratefully acknowledge gifts donated in memory of:
                                                               to make others happy”
Mr Bill Baldock               Mr Peter Marshall
Mr Edward Barnes              Mrs Patricia McFarlane

Mrs Betty Berryman            Mr Frank McGillion

Mrs Lisa Burbage              Mr Jake McKee
Mr Alexander Burnside         Mrs Gwen Morrison
                                                          The Foundation is grateful for the very kind bequests recently
Mrs Catt                      Mrs Monica Northcote        made by the estate of:
                                                          Kathleen June Bock                  Winifred Jean Michell
Mrs Elizabeth Conduit         Mrs Marilyn Ogier           Mrs Colmer

Mr Donald Crawford            Ms Aileen O’Loughlin

Mr William Cunningham         Mrs Szidonia Papp-Horvath                   Flinders Angels
Mr Thomas Demsey              Mr Peter Pargeter           The Flinders Medical Centre Foundation realises that generosity
                                                          brings its own rewards. We also believe that little recognition
Mr John Dey                   Mr Derek Peek               is a small but important way of saying thank you.
                                                          In every ward you will see special donor boards that serve as
Mrs Anastasia Douvos          Mrs Audrey Penfold
                                                          a lasting reminder of individuals, companies and community
Mr Carl Everton               Mrs Freda Reade             groups who have provided just that little bit extra to assist
                                                          the needs of the hospital.
Mr Janos Fekete               Mr Alexander Rhodes

Mrs J Fielder                 Dr Fred Schalker            Angels
                                                          In loving memory of Mr Frank McGillion
Mr Harry Foundas              Mrs Betty Scott             Mr and Mrs Mickan
                                                          Mr and Mrs Murnane
Mr Fritz Gotthold             Mr Eric Sheehan

Mrs Alison Graetz             Mr Ronald Stevens
                                                               Window of Opportunity
Mr Darrell Grave              Mrs Unita Thomas
Mr Cornelis Groen             Vanessa Threadgold
                                                          The Window of Opportunity campaign has attracted many
Mr Ian Hume                   Mr Basil Tudor              generous donors who have pledged their support to the
                                                          development of the Flinders Centre for Innovation in Cancer.
Mrs Margaret Jagger           Mrs Lorna Von Einem         We thank each donor for their support and in doing so
                                                          honour the memory of many loved ones.
Mr Rex Jones                  Carolyn White
                                                          In Memoriam
Mr Bill Kargas                Mr William Yates            In loving memory of Peter Graeme Marshall
                                                          In loving memory of Janie. From Ann, John, Helen and
Mrs Theresia Knabel
                                                          Richard Preston
Mr Robert Lammin

Mrs Jill Little

Ms Ana Luksa

Memoriam                                                                                     F l i n d e r s M e d i c a l C e n t r e Fo u n d a t i o n
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                    From the Chairman of Flinders Medical Centre Foundation – Alan Young

T   he coming year is
    showing all the signs of
                                                                This news has created an air
                                                                of excitement at the Foundation
                                                                                                     Over the years I have spent as
                                                                                                     the Chairman of the Flinders
being another very rewarding                                    as we can finally kick start         Medical Centre Foundation
12 months for the Foundation                                    our fundraising campaign.            I have always been heartened
with many exciting projects                                                                          by the unselfish generosity
                                                                As the anticipation builds I
on the horizon.                                                                                      that is regularly shown to the              our Investigator newsletter
                                                                would like to thank everyone
                                                                                                     Foundation, so I would like                 over the past 12 months. It
One particular record setting                                   who has already contributed
                                                                                                     to take this opportunity to say             is through the support of this
project is the creation of the                                  to the Window of Opportunity
                                                                                                     thank you for your constant                 company that we have been able
Centre for Innovation in                                        campaign so far. It will certainly
                                                                                                     support.                                    to continue to bring you our
Cancer. The recent State                                        be a very exciting time for
                                                                                                                                                 quality newsletter and in it,
Government pledge of $2.5m                                      not only the Foundation but          I would also like to make a
                                                                                                                                                 share with you all the exciting
means we can now start the ball                                 for all South Australians, and       special mention of Mitsbushi
                                                                                                                                                 news from the Foundation and
rolling on the creation on this                                 we look forward to sharing it        Motors who have shown great
                                                                                                                                                 amazing achievements from
state of the art cancer centre.                                 with you.                            spirit in generously producing
                                                                                                                                                 the Flinders researchers.

                                                     I             w a n t                   t o           s u p p o r t
                                                               the Flinders Medical Centre Foundation

❑ $25                  ❑ $50                  ❑ $75                ❑ $100       ❑ $250         ❑ $250 Window of Opportunity                         ❑ Other $
Please use my donation to help fund:
❑ FMC facilities & equipment                                            ❑ FMC Research                        ❑ Cancer Research
❑ Vital Signs Monitor                                                   ❑ Spinal Research                     ❑ or other ....................................................................
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window and on the Centre’s Atrium when completed.
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FMC Foundation is a tax deductible gift recipient. Thankyou, your donation no matter how large or small will help make a difference.
Cheques should be made payable to FMC Foundation – a receipt will be sent to you.
Please return to: Flinders Medical Centre Foundation, Bedford Park South Australia 5042.
Telephone 08 8204 5216 Facsimile 08 8204 5596.

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