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Olivia Newton-John Cancer and Wellness Centre Appeal - In honour

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									                               2009




In honour of the courageous women of the world
                                 2009




                          an inspirational diary
in honour of the courageous women of the world
                 Olivia Newton-John
          Cancer and Wellness Centre Appeal




Embracing Medical Care And Wellness
A Unique Establishment: Building On A Century Of Tradition
The Olivia Newton-John Cancer and Wellness Centre will be a dedicated precinct providing
a comprehensive range of services and facilities for cancer treatment, education, training
and research. It will draw on the substantial range of services already available at Austin
Health, in Melbourne.
It will be an international cancer precinct, offering:
>    Compassionate, patient-focused care, which is built on a century-old foundation of
     caring for patients with cancer.
>    A unique integration of research and clinical programs: with a particular focus on
     pioneering immune therapies, which are being developed in conjunction with the Ludwig
     Institute for Cancer Research.
>    Extensive collaborations with other local and international cancer centres, academic
     institutions and industry, in order to create the best opportunities and therapies for
     cancer patients.
The new Olivia Newton-John Cancer and Wellness Centre will be a $140 million facility which
will bring together all of the superb cancer services of Austin Health in a purpose built centre.
It will provide new directions in treatment and set new standards in patient care.

Olivia’s Vision
Her vision is to include a Wellness Centre that encompasses and amalgamates all the
senses: sight, sound, touch, taste and smell. It will be a calm, quiet place where patients
and their carers can come and reflect, to have a massage, or to meditate and to have a place
dedicated to the non-medical aspects of their treatment. The outcome is an environment
that allows patients to begin to make some sense of their disease and its effect on them.
The Wellness Centre will provide patient-centred support to patients already diagnosed with
cancer, as well as their families and carers. It will focus on core complementary treatments
and existing support programs such as:

 >   Living with Cancer                       >   Nutrition
 >   Look Good Feel Better                    >   Relaxation
 >   Personal and family support              >   Meditation
 >   Peer support groups                      >   Art therapy
 >   Massage                                  >   Music therapy
 >   Exercise                                 >   Aromatherapy
for donations contact the Austin Health Fundraising office on 03 9496 5753
www.oliviaappeal.com
                                              acknowledgements




For many years I have had the idea to design a diary for women, one that was tactile and
informative, especially with a moon calender, inspirational quotes and of course artwork.
The idea of the diary was to acknowledge ourselves (females) as the amazing women that
we are; as individuals and as a collective. It is the age of the Goddess, in which we can
create the possibility of the world being a more loving and peaceful place.

After the loss of my Mum, Beryl, to cancer, the publication of this diary became more
imperative. I was so focussed on trying to ‘save’ my Mum and help her ‘beat’ the cancer,
that it wasn’t until after she died that I allowed myself to stand still and be overwhelmed with
emotion and a sense of awe for her bravery and courage to live when confronted with this
disease and, ultimately, a death sentence for over 6 years. I thought about how she must
have felt. My Mum never complained and was always the social butterfly, but internally she
must have agonised. I felt such pain in my heart and guilt that I hadn’t really acknowledged
her bravery whilst she was alive. Although I was incredibly supportive, and a believer that
she could heal herself, at that point it was about the ‘fight’ with the disease and how I could
keep her alive for my own personal agenda.

I embarked on a journey to make this diary a reality. I am honoured to have such talented,
inspiring and creative women in my life. I sent out a request for the donation of a piece of
artwork to be included in this diary with the theme “What it means to be a woman; goddess,
diva, mother, nuturer, healer, teacher, friend, partner etc”.

This diary is in honour of all the amazing women of the world, especially those women
diagnosed with cancer who have such bravery and courage to face their hardship/or their
path with grace and dignity. A very special dedication to my butterfly, Mum. I acknowledge
your bravery and courage, especially your beauty, grace, humour, and gift to uplift and
inspire others. I would also like to acknowledge the men of this world for their support and
own journey.

The net proceeds of the diary will go to the Olivia Newton-John Cancer and Wellness Centre
Appeal. I have always admired Olivia Newton-John, especially for her environmental activism,
her bravery and success with her own diagnosis of cancer and now, for the establishment
of a Wellness Centre in Melbourne. It will be a blessing to have a Wellness Centre that
will support patients and carers with complementary programs, counselling and a place of
comfort and support.

The initial design, layout and motif was done in Venice, a city that healed my soul. A place
to grieve, heal and recover. I chose not to travel to Europe whilst Mum had cancer. It was all
I wanted to do when she died. A dream to focus on. I went twice.

With love,
Tiffany
            thanks




Special thanks and eternal gratitude to the artists for their time, artwork and support.
The majority of the artwork is donated from an intuitive process painting group 'Painting from
Within', to which I belong. Most of the women involved have been affected by the loss of a
loved one from cancer.

A special thanks to:
Painting from Within, an intuitive painting process.
www.paintingfromwithin.webau.net

Michele Finey for the Moon Calendar.
www.celestialinsight.com.au

Rob Vallender for photographing the artwork.
www.robvallender.com

David Colman and Rosemary Carlin

Olivia Newton John Cancer Centre.
www.oliviaappeal.com

A special thanks to all my Earth angels.
To my friends who supported me through grief and renewal.
For their support and encouragement in making my Diary come to fruition.

To my family; my Dad, my sister and brother in law, and to the two special gifts in my life;
great beams of light, my nephew, Heath and niece Olivia.

And… to Beryl, for being my Mum. xx


Net Proceeds will be donated to the Olivia Newton John Cancer Centre
Julia Peddie Goddess Mixed Media 2006
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                           Full Moon 11 Jan 2009 02:26:46 pm AEDT Cancer

                         New Moon 26 Jan 2009 06:55:16 pm AEDT Aquarius
                                                      Annular Solar Eclipse



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                                Love is, above all else, the gift of oneself.
                                                             Jean Anouilh


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              Just when the caterpillar thought the world was over, it became the butterfly.
                                                                             Anonymous


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                              Too much of a good thing can be wonderful!
                                                              Mae West


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                               May there always be an Angel by your side.
                                                                Blessing


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                                        Peace begins with a smile.
                                        Mother Teresa of Calcutta


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Patsy Worledge Rebirth Acrylic 2008

								
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