OEEGA NSW radiothon returns to raise funds for Children’s Cancer Institute

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The New South Wales branch of the Organisation of Hellene and Hellene-Cypriot Women of Australia (OEEGA NSW) is a not-for-profit organisation consisting of Greek and Cypriot Australian women and mothers who have dedicated themselves to supporting medical researchers in eliminating childhood cancer.

Since 2007, OEEGA NSW has raised over $454,000 for the Children’s Cancer Institute in Sydney, which has gone towards purchasing vital equipment for specialised scientific research.

This year, the organisation hopes to raise more funds for the Institute through its annual radio fundraiser on Wednesday, November 16, 2022, from 10am to 8pm AEST.

“Specialized targeted cancer cell therapy costs $10,000 per cycle per child. Last year, with the generous contribution of Australia’s Greek community, we managed to save four children. With your support, we aim to save as many children as we can this year as well,” OEEGA NSW President, Irene Anestis told The Greek Herald.

Children’s Cancer Institute Executive Director, Professor Michelle Haber said that the “goal is to identify new, safer, more effective ways of treating children with this terrible disease. We are taking our results in the lab and translating them as rapidly as possible into clinical trials.”

Professor Haber has driven the establishment and development of Zero Childhood Cancer (ZERO), Australia’s first national child cancer precision medicine program, which is improving outcomes for children with a range of high-risk cancers and will expand to be available to all Australian children with cancer by the end of 2023.

People tuning into 2MM Radio on the day will have the opportunity to hear the incredible progress being made in childhood cancer research at the Institute by Professor Maria Kavallaris and Dr Maria Tsoli.

Along with these stories, listeners will be able to tune in and hear personal stories from families impacted by childhood cancer.

If you would like to make a donation, you can do so in two main ways:

  • At any (LAIKI) Bendigo branch using the Account name: OEEGA NSW (CCI); BSB: 633 000; Account No: 188008619.
  • On the day at the 2MM Radio station either in person, by calling (02) 9558 0622 or by pledging your support on 0422 596 980.

READ MORE: OEEGA NSW present cheque to Children’s Cancer Institute

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