Walking project for cancer care
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.