Several members of the Zonta Club of Toowoomba Garden City have experienced cancer. In an effort to support them and others, the club has initiated several projects, including arm cushions for surgical patients with breast cancer and recently, skin care packs for those undergoing radiation therapy. Toowoomba is fortunate to have a local cancer care centre at St Andrew’s Hospital, which looks after about 200 radiation patients annually. Our club, with the support of the students of St Ursula’s College and Radiation Care Australia, now provides skin care packs to help alleviate red, raw skin and pain for those undergoing treatment. Doctors identify patients who will most benefit from these skin care packs, and they are then distributed by trained breast care nurses. Our fundraising efforts and a generous grant from Suncorp have made this possible.
Zonta Club Toowoomba Garden City