Blush Bridge Walk
Fri, Oct 22, 5:00 PM
Blushing Pink Day
Fri, Oct 22, 7:00 AM
High Tea @ Home
Host a High Tea
About Blush Cancer Care Inc.
Blush Cancer Care Inc. provides education and support services that positively impacts the well being of breast cancer patients in Toowoomba, Darling Downs and Lockyer Valley, by supporting breast cancer patients from their diagnosis to their treatment, and beyond. Our dedicated team of volunteers work very hard every year to fundraise for this great cause. However, without the help and generosity of our community, it would not be possible. The Blush committee is always very grateful for the support and donations received. As a result of the contributions from businesses and the wider community over the past several years, Blush is able to support new and innovative projects to support breast cancer patients and their families, including: - Providing every newly diagnosed patient with a care package. - iPads loaded with educational resources for use in hospital, and during chemotherapy visits. - Patient appointment diaries, a vital tool for both patients and medical practitioners with the support of St Andrew’s Toowoomba Hospital.
Provide education and support services that will positively impact the wellbeing of patients and community members who have been affected by breast cancer in the Toowoomba and Darling Downs Region.
Better the lives of our
breast cancer community.
Are you currently undergoing breast cancer treatment? Have you just been diagnosed, or are you in remission?
We are here for you.
Did you know...
One out of every eight Australian women and one out of every 715 men will be diagnosed with breast cancer in their lifetime. Many of us know someone who has been diagnosed , whether it be a family member, a friend, a work colleague or a sporting buddy. Fortunately, breast cancer patients now have longer survival rates.
However, the diagnosis brings enormous emotional upheaval for those affected, along with their immediate and extended families.
In one year...
The Blush Breast Care Nurses in in the last 12 month period (2020) saw approximately 160 patients, which included neoadjuvant, surgical and advanced breast cancer cases. They conducted about 4500 episodes of care in that year. This includes face to face review in their rooms, pre and post operative visits in the ward and if necessary in the oncology and radiation therapy units. Contact is also made by phone, texts and emails with patients and their extended family and support people.
At any given time the nurses support about 40 patients with advanced breast cancer through the month and facilitate their monthly meeting with a psychologist.
In addition they facilitate and coordinate the Fight Back with Fitness program attendees and the annual educational forum.
We Are Locals Supporting Locals
As a result of the business and community support since our inception, Blush has been able to introduce new and innovative projects that assist breast cancer patients and their families.