The Gold Leaf Restaurant, 491 Ballarat Road, Sunshine

The eighth annual BreastWest Yum Cha Lunch saw 346 people fill the Gold Leaf Restaurant to capacity on Friday October 18. The event, in support of women in the west with a breast cancer diagnosis, was a great success. Dr. Feelgood once again kept everybody thoroughly entertained while reminding everyone of the purpose of the event.

In excess of 300 raffle tickets sold in an hour, which is an impressive effort and a fantastic indication of how much support there was in the room for this very worthy cause.

It was Nicola Roxon's last Yum Cha event for BreastWest and CEO Alex Cockram thanked Nicola for her unwavering support of the event over the past seven years.

Monica Borg, who was in attendance on the day, said "I had such a lovely time at the lunch, I thoroughly enjoyed it. It was amazing to hear the cancer survivor stories and I was moved to hear about the support they receive from Western Health."

The BreastWest Committee and The Foundation would like to thank all attendees who support this event for making it the fun, colourful and successful event that it is. We look forward to seeing everyone at next year's BreastWest Yum Cha.


BreastWest 2013

Moonee Valley Racing Club

The  BreastWest Fashion Parade, held on  Wednesday 26 June, was a fantastic event and  a huge success, raising a whopping $42,892 to support the women of  the  West under­ going treatment for breast cancer through our  breast services clinics at Sunshine and  Footscray.

The  turnout for this biennial event was  spectacular, with 474 people in attendance in the Celebrity Room at Moonee Valley Racing Club,  which was  decked out  in black and  pink for  the  evening.

Even  with the  beautiful Nadia Coppolino and  renowned Australian singer Daryl Brathwaite in attendance, the  stars  of the  evening were unequivocally the 12 amazing models, all of  whom have  their own breast cancer journey and  were brave enough to share  it with us.

The models were escorted by a number of  male models, including Western Bulldog players Dale Morris, Easton Wood and  Jordan Roughead.

Channel 9 news were in attendance and covered the story as part of  their weekend news bulletin.

Funds from the  night were raised from a raffle,  and  an auction where the main  prize was a piece of art  donated by  sculptor Nicholas Jones and  a signed book and  scarf donated by  Julia  Gillard.



Fundraising for Mums & Bubs

Etihad Stadium, 11.05.13

Over 80 very generous staff and community volunteers donned scrubs and took part in a tin rattling fundraiser at the Bulldogs v. North Melbourne match at Etihad Stadium in aid of Fetal and Maternal health at Western Health. 

The volunteers manned each gate with Western Health wristbands and asked for gold coin donations which raised $4,256. Some of these volunteers were then able to be part of the Guard of Honour as the Bulldogs players ran onto the oval. 

The Western Health Foundation would like to thank all volunteers who gave up their time to help fundraise. We hope that you will join us again next year.



Western Health Match Day

Etihad Stadium, 19.08.12

On Sunday 19th August the Western Bulldogs played against the Sydney Swans at Etihad Stadium. The Bulldogs gave the Western Health Foundation the opportunity to be the Match Day Sponsor at this event. 

The WH Foundation ran a competition through all Western Health staff for one lucky child to have the opportunity to run out with the Western Bulldogs through the banner prior to the start of the match. The young winner, Declan Ford, was drawn from more than 80 hopeful entries. 

Another highlight of the day was the coin toss which was done by Clive Pattie. a vehement Bulldogs fan and ex patient of Western Health.