The Opening of The Nelune Comprehensive Cancer Centre on the 20th of April 2017
Thanks to the wonderful people involved, the Nelune Comprehensive Cancer center opening night was a great success, and a fitting launch for the new state of the art treatment and research facility. The $114m million cancer center will allow patients to receive the best possible treatment all in one building, as opposed to having to commute from area to area. Additionally, the center will house state of the art cancer research facilities, as we fight for a cure, and work to improve treatment methods. The Nelune Foundation is proud to have contributed $6 million towards the world-class center, which will improve the lives of countless cancer patients.
Sunrise presenter Eddie Bartholomew kindly emceed the event, which was held at the Nelune Comprehensive Cancer Centre. She was joined by Olympian swimmer Giaan Rooney, and TV personality Sally Obermeder. A special thanks to longtime supporter of The Nelune Foundation and Optus chairman Paul O'Sullivan for his kind words at the event. Professor Robyn Ward AM, Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Research) and Vice President (Research) University of Queensland, also spoke at the event. Associate Professor Boon Chua, Director of Cancer and Haematology Services at Prince of Wales Hospital and UNSW Professor of Medicine, said patients would have access to compassionate and research-driven cancer care.A big thank you to Robyn for her on-going support as an important driver of the Nelune Foundation. The new state health minister, Brad Hazzard, was also in attendance, with this being the second time he has been present at a Nelune Foundation function since he started his new portfolio only a few months ago.
The former health minister, the Hon. Jillian Skinner who has been a vocal and strong supporter of the Nelune foundation for a long period, also said a kind few words. Many thanks to John Hartigan, husband of the late Rebecca Wilson for his support and attendance. A big thanks to all of our donors, who have showed tremendous support. An honor wall has been erected at the new cancer center in appreciation for our kind donors and supporters.