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Learn to restart a heart, have a go and save a life is the message Westmead Hospital Emergency staff want you to hear this Restart A Heart Day, Wednesday 16 October.
Sadly, the survival rate from cardiac arrest is only 10%. Time is a critical factor with survival - for every minute that passes without intervention, the chance of survival decreases by 10%.Find out more »
World Diabetes Day (WDD) is the world’s largest diabetes awareness campaign reaching a global audience of over 1 billion people in more than 160 countries. The campaign draws attention to issues of paramount importance to the diabetes world and keeps diabetes firmly in the public and political spotlight.
World Diabetes Day (WDD) was created in 1991 by IDF and the World Health Organization in response to growing concerns about the escalating health threat posed by diabetes. World Diabetes Day became an official United Nations Day in 2006, and it is marked every year on 14 November, the birthday of Sir Frederick Banting, who co-discovered insulin along with Charles Best in 1922.Find out more »
Ovarian Cancer Awareness Month is held each year in Australia to raise awareness of the signs and symptoms of ovarian cancer, to share the stories of real women affected by the disease, to highlight the risk factors for ovarian cancer and educate Australians on ovarian cancer diagnosis and treatment. Ovarian cancer is still the deadliest women’s cancer. Unfortunately, this has not changed in 30 years. Every day in Australia, four women are diagnosed with ovarian cancer and three will die from the disease. In 2018, Ovarian…Find out more »
An international awareness day led by the Union for International Cancer Control (UICC) to raise worldwide attention and inspire action for a cancer-free future. World Cancer Day every 4 February is the global uniting initiative led by the Union for International Cancer Control (UICC). By raising worldwide awareness, improving education and catalysing personal, collective and government action, we're working together to re-imagine a world where millions of preventable cancer deaths are saved and access to life-saving cancer treatment and care is equal for all - no matter who you…Find out more »
Melanoma March is in its tenth year and is Melanoma Institute Australia’s major annual fundraising campaign. Each Melanoma March brings together melanoma patients, their families, and local communities to raise awareness and funds for research to reach our goal of zero deaths from melanoma. Last year, over 7,000 people from every state and territory supported Melanoma March. In 2020, we invite you to march with us, so everyone survives. Every five hours, one Australian dies from melanoma. It is expected that there will be over…Find out more »
A first-of-its-kind virtual fun run will be held on Saturday 21 March to raise money for the Westmead Hospital oncology ward. So run, walk, skip any place and any time to honour the memory of Jess Clark who died of cancer in March 2013. This will be the eighth Run4Jess fun run and participants of all ages are welcome to take part. Don't forget to wear green - Jess's favourite colour, take a selfie and post them on the Run4Jess Facebook…Find out more »
June is Bowel Cancer Awareness Month and it is Australia's second deadliest cancer. Bowel cancer claims the lives of 103 Australians every week (5,375 people a year) - but it's one of the most treatable types of cancer if found early. While the risk of bowel cancer increases significantly with age, the disease doesn't discriminate, affecting men and women, young and old. 300 Australians will be diagnosed with bowel cancer this week (15,604 people a year). To donate to bowel…Find out more »