Did you know that more than 700,000 patients have been healed and cared for at The Princess Alexandra Hospital in Woolloongabba, widely considered as one of Australia’s world-class health centres? Now you can support the research and medical people behind its success, through their PA Giving Day: We’re all 4 the Heroes initiative.
In recognition of the work of its local healthcare heroes, who have worked tirelessly to deliver the best care possible to each and every patient, the PA Research Foundation is bringing back the fundraiser to raise $500,000.
The funds collected at this event, which will run on Thursday, 2 Sept 2021, will go to medical research, staff education, and purchase of state of the art equipment that will allow the staff to provide the highest quality of patient support in Queensland.
All donations on PA Giving Day will be quadrupled by generous donors, giving supporters the chance to have four times the impact.
“The PA Hospital is renowned for the care of its patients as well as the medical research undertaken on the campus, and PA Giving Day gives people the chance to quadruple the impact of their donation towards a health-related cause they are passionate about,” PA Research Foundation Chief Executive Officer Damian Topp said.
“That could be to further research into leading causes of death among Australians like breast cancer, prostate cancer, and melanoma, or to help patients with brain and spinal injuries or people in need of a liver or kidney transplant and much more.
“It’s also a chance to stop and reflect on the dedication and commitment of our healthcare heroes and thank them by donating directly to their work.”
In 2020, donations to the campaign, totalling $654,000, funded research projects like the management of kidney disease, which affects over 600,000 Queenslanders, research into mammographic density for breast cancer patients, genetic testing of melanoma patients and their families, and the profiling of lung tissues of COVID-19 patients to find better treatment outcomes.
PA Giving Day also facilitated improvements at the radiation treatment therapy centre, where patients are now more comfortable in their treatment bunkers directly under new skylights. Physiotherapy patients are also using brand new equipment for their rehabilitation after surgery, cancer treatment, and other serious health challenges.
There are numerous ways to support PA Giving Day including donating, raising funds in a team or individually, volunteering on the day, or even sharing the campaign with family and friends on social media.
“Healthcare budgets can only go so far, donating to PA Giving Day ensures every Queenslander treated at the PA benefits from the exceptional healthcare that the PA is known for, now and for years to come,” Mr Topp said.
We’re all 4 the Heroes PA Giving Day campaign can be viewed online at pagivingday.org.au.