Movie night fun for can­cer pa­tients

Western Suburbs Weekly - - Health -

CAN­CER pa­tients now have a place to sit back and re­lax.

Pa­tients at the Can­cer Coun­cil WA’s (CCWA) Craw­ford Lodge in Ned­lands have ac­cess to a new mul­ti­func­tional the­atre room built us­ing funds from the Dry July ini­tia­tive.

CCWA chief ex­ec­u­tive Susan Rooney said the funds raised had en­abled some ex­cit­ing ad­di­tions at the lodge, in­clud­ing sound­proof­ing, re­clin­ing chairs, a sur­round sound sys­tem, screen, stage and light­ing.

“This is a won­der­ful room that will al­low up to 20 guests to re­lax in a com­fort­able en­vi­ron­ment and un­wind and watch a movie, lis­ten to some acous­tic mu­sic or per­haps take in some live sport on tele­vi­sion,” Ms Rooney said.

She said the changes would make a sig­nif­i­cant dif­fer­ence to the guests.

“We ap­pre­ci­ate the support of ev­ery­one who went dry in July to help th­ese ad­di­tions be­come a re­al­ity,” Ms Rooney said.

“They’re di­rectly help­ing the nearly 4000 coun­try can­cer pa­tients who stay in our two lodges each year in Perth while they un­dergo treat­ment.”

Can­cer Coun­cil WA was again one of the ben­e­fi­cia­ries of Dry July this year, which raised more than $364,000.

Dry July is the fundraiser that chal­lenges peo­ple to go al­co­hol­free for a month to support adults liv­ing with can­cer.

Can­cer Coun­cil WA staff and Craw­ford Lodge guests en­joy the new the­atre room.

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