Walk­ing project for can­cer care

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Croy­don res­i­dent Bron­wyn Buckland will pass through the Wim­mera in the next few days as part of a 780-kilo­me­tre walk to raise money for can­cer ser­vices at Box Hill Hos­pi­tal in Mel­bourne.

In 2015, one of Ms Buckland’s close fam­ily mem­bers was di­ag­nosed and treated for leukaemia at the hos­pi­tal.

She de­cided a long walk was a good way of say­ing ‘thank you’ and giv­ing some­thing back to the com­mu­nity.

“My fam­ily mem­ber had just turned 18 and was in and out of Box Hill Hos­pi­tal for six months. They were valiant and fought hard to beat it, but it was also an emo­tion­ally hard time to nav­i­gate,” she said.

“I am so grate­ful for the med­i­cal care my loved one re­ceived and that my fam­ily were given the op­por­tu­nity of an­other chance.”

All pro­ceeds from Ms Buckland’s cam­paign will go to well­be­ing pro­grams for can­cer pa­tients and their fam­i­lies at the hos­pi­tal.

“Any can­cer bat­tle is a fierce fight, but know­ing you also have the added sup­port of pro­grams that as­sist the pa­tient and their fam­ily to bet­ter man­age their day to day strug­gles is so re­as­sur­ing,” she said.

“I want to help pro­vide pro­grams that in­volve pa­tients, fam­i­lies and car­ers to feel con­fi­dent, hope­ful and op­ti­mistic about their health and fu­ture.”

Ms Buckland left Ade­laide on Satur­day and will walk solo for two weeks be­fore fin­ish­ing her walk at Box Hill Hos­pi­tal on April 27.

Peo­ple can sup­port her project on­line at give.ev­ery­day­hero.com/au/ walk-for-ward-four.

Bron­wyn Buckland DOU­BLE DE­GREE: Thomas Sud­holz has grad­u­ated from Deakin Uni­ver­sity, con­fer­ring his dou­ble de­gree in En­gi­neer­ing and Com­merce. Mr Sud­holz ma­jored in fi­nance and me­chan­i­cal en­gi­neer­ing with Hon­ours, and sub­mit­ted his the­sis, in Oc­to­ber, 2017, en­ti­tled: De­sign, De­vel­op­ment and Eval­u­a­tion of an In-vitro Mi­cro-cool­ing Sys­tem for the In­duce­ment of Ther­a­peu­tic Hy­pother­mia – a means of cere­bral cool­ing. Mr Sud­holz is work­ing as a grad­u­ate en­gi­neer in as­sets and plan­ning at Gwmwa­ter in Hor­sham.

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