From Peter’s Project beginning in September 2008, our wonderful community has supported and grown with us on our journey to attain radiotherapy and a regional cancer centre for the residents of South West of Victoria and the South East of South Australia.
Together we have achieved so much and now we are guaranteed a regional cancer centre and improved services for those in our community who need life saving cancer treatment. The Victorian State Government have fully committed $15 million to this project and the Federal Government have also committed $10 million to ensure that we receive a comprehensive facility.
The South West Regional Cancer Centre will be established to offer patients in our region, radiotherapy and vital treatment whilst diminishing the need to travel lengthy distances. This allows patients in our region to be given the best possible cancer treatment available whilst remaining close to their home, family and support network.
Peter’s Project has appreciated your support, and as a community, we rallied closer together and raised the community contribution of $5 million to assist in the building of this much needed facility. In doing this, it has given each and every one of us ownership of this fantastic outcome.
With your help we have been able to improve cancer outcomes for patients throughout our region as we continue to challenge this indiscriminate disease. We can help reduce the impact cancer has on us all.
You, your family or someone you work with may need this cancer centre one day. 1 in 2 Australians will be diagnosed with cancer in their lifetime. We all know of someone who has fought cancer and survived, or someone who is currently fighting the disease… and someone who has unfortunately lost their battle.
We knew that raising $5 million sounded challenging, but we were not surprised how quickly the donations added up once we all put our hearts, imagination, and commitment into the effort. There is nothing better than the feeling of knowing that you have helped contribute and it is a testimony to community generosity and dedication.