on winning the 2013 Victorian Public Healthcare Award for Lifetime Achievement. Watch the video played as he was called to the stage by Health Minister David Davis. For the full story see our News story: Victoria honours Dr Eric Fairbank.
Not only will the day’s gate receipts be donated, but the club will match and donate the exact same amount AND donate all net sponsorship revenue made from the selling of the day’s race-naming rights.
Fingers crossed heaps and heaps of locals will attend. Because, should all of the above end up making more than $5,000, the excess will be put towards SWH’s latest fundraising cause: a $64,000 Cancer Lymph Node Detector Appeal.
Used to detect the spread of breast cancer and melanoma, this piece of high-tech medical equipment identifies potentially cancerous lymph nodes. This spares patients from having to undergo unnecessary radical surgery by enabling surgeons to remove the least amount of tissue necessary, when removing the cancer.
This more-sophisticated detector will replace the model SWH purchased in 2005. Impressively, it’s helped surgeons track the cancer of more than 150 patients.
The appeal has crossed the half-way mark: there’s just $31,292 to go.
Back to the races…there’s likely to be eight on the day with the first at 1 and the last at 5.20. Gates will open at 11. Entry to the course is $10. Concession’s $8. Under-17s accompanied by a parent will get in for free. See you there.