The chance of a far better outcome for local lymphoedema sufferers is about to improve thanks to a much-anticipated cheque presentation in Castlemaine late last week.
Event director for Castlemaine’s annual Run The Maine event Gavin Krasner on Friday presented Castlemaine Health CEO Sue Race with the cheque for $20,000 to purchase a Sozo machine – a state of the art piece of diagnostic equipment.
The $20,000 was raised through the running of this year’s RTM that was forced to pivot to virtual format due to COVID-19 restrictions.
Despite this, Mr Krasner said the event managed to raise its second highest fundraising tally ever.
“It enables us to purchase a state of the art piece of equipment which we couldn’t otherwise afford,” said Castlemaine Health CEO Sue Race, happily on the receiving end of last Friday’s presentation.
“We’ll put a purchase order in today.”
Lymphoedema is a condition where an accumulation of excessive fluid in the tissue results in swelling of one or more parts of the body.
It usually affects the limbs and can occur following breast or gynaecological cancer treatments where the lymph nodes have been removed or damaged. Read more in today’s Mail…