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Alzheimer's Australia WA

As Australia’s oldest and largest dementia organisation Alzheimer’s Australia WA is at the forefront of dementia care services, world class research and education and training programs. We provide specialised services to more than 24,000 people with dementia and their families and carers including respite, counselling and social support.

  • Type:Charity
  • Charity:Aged Care,Education & Training,Health

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Description

 

We also offer education, nationally recognised training and advisory services to people working in health and aged care and community education programs for the general public.

Our staff

With two metropolitan and six regional offices and a regional branch, Alzheimer’s Australia WA employs more than 200 specialist staff including:

  • Physiotherapists;
  • Social workers;
  • Occupational therapists;
  • Qualified counsellors;
  • Educators; and
  • Dementia specialist support workers.

Asthma Foundation Of WA

The Asthma Foundation WA is a community-based, not-for-profit organisation dedicated to helping people breathe better.

  • Type:Charity
  • Charity:Health

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Description

The Foundation was founded in 1964 from the personal concern of a group of dedicated people, brought together to consider how they might help people affected by asthma.

Forty years on, the Asthma Foundation WA has established itself as a leading community organisation that funds local research into asthma and provides education and support services for people with asthma, their families
and carers.

In 2010, the Foundation undertook a new strategic direction and launched a new look. The membership programme was also redesigned to cater more for the individual needs of people with asthma.

Our Vision
To free Western Australians from asthma

Our Mission
Working with the Western Australian community to help people with asthma and linked conditions breathe better

Our Core Values
Collaboration – Working with the community and medical, corporate and government partners to get the best outcomes for people with asthma and linked conditions

Trust – Being a proven, reliable source of information, education and advocacy for consumers, health service providers, funders and supporters

Passion – Working hard to make a positive difference for people living with asthma, their carers and linked conditions

Creativity – Using innovation and efficiency to solve problems and anticipate and respond to the varying needs of the community

Breast Cancer Care WA

Breast Cancer Care WA is a WA charity that provides personalised emotional, practical and financial support and care to people affected by breast cancer.

  • Type:Charity
  • Charity:Financial & Legal,Health

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Description

 

Breast Cancer Care WA (formerly Breast Cancer Foundation of WA) has been providing personalised emotional, practical and financial support and care to people affected by breast cancer since 2000.

Receiving no government funding, Breast Cancer Care WA relies on the generosity of the WA community in order to provide its range of services at no charge.

We are staffed by a team of professional women from various backgrounds, who share a common passion for making a difference in the Western Australian community.

What we do

Every person will have a unique experience with breast cancer and Breast Cancer Care WA aims to provide each person with the support that will best suit them.

Breast Cancer Care WA provides a range of services designed to alleviate some of the stresses that may be faced after diagnosis, during treatment and in the long term. Services are also offered to carers and family, who have their own challenges and needs through the experience.

Breast Cancer Care WA also places a strong emphasis on educating the community to increase awareness and early detection of breast cancer.

Our services

Breast Cancer Care WA supports families from all over the state and places the highest value on each individual by asking “how can we support you?”

If you or someone you know is affected by a diagnosis of breast cancer and needs some support, please contact us.

Our support services include access to specialist breast care nurses, counselling, specific support groups, financial assistance including; travel and accommodation expenses for country people, help with general household bills and gaps in medical expenses, practical assistance including; transport to and from medical appointments and help with basic living needs during treatment like cleaning, peer support or just being a friendly shoulder in times of need

Thanks to the generosity of the Western Australian community, all of our services are free of charge and tailored to meet the needs of each individual.

Click here to read some examples of how we have been able to help.

Indigenous support and education

Breast Cancer Care WA was the first of its kind to establish services specific to Indigenous women and their families. Our full time program coordinator conducts free breast cancer information workshops throughout WA and works with health organisations in each region to provide emotional, practical and financial support.

Education and awareness

Early detection leads to more effective treatment and can save lives, which is why Breast Cancer Care WA places a strong emphasis on educating the community about breast cancer.

With one in nine women being diagnosed with breast cancer in their lifetime, educating the community is paramount.

Early detection saves lives, so be breast aware!

Why are we purple?

We chose purple as our corporate colour to set ourselves apart from other breast cancer organisations. So when you’re looking for breast cancer support services – think purple!

How we are funded?

Breast Cancer Care WA receives no recurrent government funding and relies solely on the generosity of the WA community to continue its vital work. Sponsorships and donations are the life source of the assistance we provide to those who have been diagnosed with breast cancer and are in need of basic support and care.

Importantly, money raised in WA stays in WA.

You may also know Breast Cancer Care WA by its fundraising campaigns;

Long Table Lunch in April, is not just another charity lunch. Established as a celebration of women, this event importantly embraces the opportunity to honour, remember and celebrate the lives of women who have lost their battle with breast cancer. It is also a chance for those who have survived and thrived to celebrate with their family and friends.

Purple Bra Day in June, raises awareness and funds in a light-hearted manner with men and women wearing purple bras on top of their work clothes for a day and receiving sponsorship from friends, family and colleagues for being brave enough to do so.

 

 

Cancer Council Western Australia

Cancer Council is connecting with the community in the hope of a future without cancer.

  • Type:DGR 1 Status,Charity,Non Government
  • Charity:Health

Details

  • Employees (FTE):11
  • Established:1950

Description

There’s every chance that you or someone close to you will be affected by cancer. In fact, one in two Australians will hear the words “You have cancer” before the age of 85. Cancer Council is connecting with the community in the hope of a future without cancer. It is our mission to minimise the incidence and impact of cancer in Western Australia through advocacy, research, education and providing people affected by cancer with support to enhance their quality of life. Cancer Council WA relies on community support to achieve this mission, and each dollar raised makes a real difference in helping us fight this disease.

How we can help:

•    Helpline – talk to a trained cancer nurse
•    Accommodation for regional patients in Perth
•    Practical and Financial Assistance
•    Life Now Exercise, Yoga and Meditation classes
•    Emotional support and counseling services
•    Regional support close to home
•    Lymphoedema Management Service
•    Wig Service
•    Healthy Lifestyle Education
•    Volunteer engagement
•    Cancer Research Funding
•    Advocacy
•    Cancer prevention such as SunSmart or healthy eating campaigns

 

Diabetes WA, Get On Track Challenge

Encouraging regular exercise and healthy eating, the Diabetes WA Get on Track Challenge has you competing against your colleagues to establish a healthy lifestyle while raising awareness for diabetes.

  • Type:Volunteer,Non Government
  • Charity:Health

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Description

 With benefits like improving employee health, wellbeing and morale as well as reducing your risk of diabetes and heart disease, getting your 30 minutes of physical activity and daily dose of fruit and veg will have you feeling great. You can track your progress for free online and see how you stack up against rival departments and offices around the country.

For those who do best, the first Diabetes WA ‘Challenge for Champions’ begins on 10th June with prizes and giveaways up for grabs.

Healthway

Healthway provides sponsorship to sports, arts, and racing organisations to promote healthy messages, facilitate healthy environments and increase participation in healthy activities.

  • Type:Charity
  • Charity:Health

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Description

Healthway seeks to promote and support healthy lifestyles to reduce the burden of preventable disease in Western Australia.

Healthway (the Western Australian Health Promotion Foundation) was established in 1991 under Section 15 of the Tobacco Control Act 1990 as an independent statutory body reporting to the Minister for Health. Healthway now functions under Part 5 of the Tobacco Products Control Act 2006.

Healthway provides sponsorship to sports, arts, and racing organisations to promote healthy messages, facilitate healthy environments and increase participation in healthy activities. Healthway also provides grants to a diverse array of organisations to encourage healthy lifestyles and advance health promotion programs.

The key priorities for Healthway are reducing harm from tobacco, reducing harm from alcohol, reducing obesity and promoting good mental health.

Sponsorship

Healthway provides sponsorships to Sport, Arts and Racing organisations and community groups which encourage healthy lifestyles.

The objectives of the Healthway sponsorship program are;

To encourage healthy lifestyles through the effective promotion of health messages relating to Healthway priority areas;
To reduce, where ever possible, the promotion of unhealthy messages or brands which undermine Healthway objectives;
To facilitate structural and policy change within organisations and venues to create healthy environments; and
To increase opportunities for priority populations to participate in healthy activities.

 

Kidney Health Australia

Founded in 1968, Kidney Health Australia is a not for profit organization whose focus is to promote good kidney health through education, advocacy and research. Kidney Health Australia develops initiatives to save and improve the lives of Australians affected by kidney disease.

  • Type:Charity
  • Charity:Fundraising,Health

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Description

OUR MISSION, VISION AND VALUES

KIDNEY HEALTH AUSTRALIA - EDUCATION, ADVOCACY, RESEARCH AND SUPPORT

Kidney Health Australia was first incorporated on 9 August 1968 as a non-profit organisation which has served the kidney community of Australia for well over 40 years. Kidney Health Australia's mission, vision and values are at the core of how we conduct our business and form the foundation for our future direction.

Our Mission

To promote good kidney health through education, advocacy, research and support.

Our Vision

To save and improve the lives of Australians affected by kidney disease.

Our Values

Commitment to excellence
Working cooperatively
Proactive leadership
Commitment to ‘making a difference'
Kidney Health Australia is a not for profit organization whose focus is to improve kidney health outcomes leading to substantial improvements to the quality of life for people with kidney and urinary tract diseases, their families and carers, as well as developing initiatives that reduce the incidence of kidney disease in the Australian community.

Kidney Health Australia has given a long term commitment to families and children affected by kidney disease, but the biggest challenge remains for us to reach those two million Australians who do not know they have early kidney damage.

Fast Facts on CKD
Kidney disease has no warning signs which means that a person can lose up to 90% of their kidney function before they realise they are sick. It is for that reason that kidney disease is referred to as ‘the silent killer'. Kidney Health Australia works tirelessly to make a noise about this 'silent' disease' which claims many lives every day in Australia. Refer to Fast Facts on CKD for statistics.  

Momentum Forum

The mission of Momentum Forum is to create awareness of worthy causes via social and business networking

  • Charity:Fundraising,Health,Mental Health
  • Type:Charity

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Description

Momentum Forum Events
Momentum Forum is a marketing and networking organisation with a strong charity component. Momentum's celebrated functions provide an opportunity for corporate and social networking and introduce guest speakers from all walks of life.
Momentum Forum hosts four signature, annual events each year including:

International Woman's Day Luncheon supporting in support of women's rights- Momentum Forum presents Most Inspiring Woman of the Year.

JDL Men in Black Ball in support of Men's Mental Health- Momentum Forum presents Most Inspiring Man of the Year.

Brian Gardner Pink Ribbon Ball for breast cancer research proudly supporting National Breast Cancer Foundation.

Melbourne Cup Luncheon for Canteen.

Symphony of Hope: Hope For Matilda

Experience uplifting music in a beautiful Anglican Cathedral, enjoy afternoon tea, buy raffle tickets and make heartfelt donations to show support to courageous toddler Matilda Page.

  • Type:Charity
  • Local Clubs:Music
  • Charity:Disabilities,Health

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  • Established:2013
  • Arts:Music,Youth

Description

In celebration of Matilda Page’s second birthday, the South Side Symphony Orchestra (SSSO), is hosting a Symphony of Hope on 15 June.

This matinee concert is to raise vital medical research funds in the fight against Sanfilippo Syndrome – the rare and sadly fatal genetic condition Matilda Page was diagnosed with when she was just 3 months old.

Experience uplifting music in a beautiful Anglican Cathedral, enjoy afternoon tea, buy raffle tickets and make heartfelt donations to show support to the courageous Page family. Concert-goers will be helping to bring Hope to Matilda and a generation of children just like her.

Tickets can be purchased for $25 per person, $5 per child or $55 per family at www.sanfilippo.org.au/symphonyhope. There are also concession rates available.

 

World Diabetes Day

World Diabetes Day is an annual event held worldwide on 14th November every year. Light up your front porch or workplace with a blue light to show your support for the 371 million people living with diabetes.

  • Type:Charity,Association
  • Charity:Health

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Description

Thursday 14 November celebrates World Diabetes Day (WDD); an annual campaign, held on the same date every year and led by the International Diabetes Federation (IDF) and its member associations. It engages millions of people worldwide in diabetes advocacy and awareness. The theme for this year's WDD is Diabetes Education and Prevention. For more information about the IDF's international campaign, click here, and for merchandise available through the IDF website, click here.

At a local level, you can show your support for your family and friends living with diabetes by lighting your front porch with a  blue light on 14 November. (If you don't already have a blue light globe, they are widely available from all good light retailers, and are generally inexpensive). Diabetes WA will be showcasing your efforts to turn Perth blue on their social media pages, so please email your photos to [email protected]

It is critical that the impact diabetes has on the Western Australian community is continually highlighted, and initiatives such as lighting up buildings or your own home are simple but effective ways of drawing attention to diabetes and the fact that tens of thousands of people live with type 1 and type 2 diabetes every day.

Prevention
Diabetes is our nation’s fastest growing chronic disease and unless action is taken now, it is expected to overtake heart disease and cancer to become the largest cause of disability and premature death in Australia.

Some good news is that type 2 diabetes can be prevented through positive lifestyle changes. In fact, the risk of developing type 2 diabetes can be reduced by up to 60% by maintaining a healthy weight, being physically active and following a healthy eating plan.

Early detection
Diabetes is a condition that cannot be ignored, but sadly, there are many people within our community that have diabetes without knowing it.

In fact, it is estimated that for every diagnosed case of type 2 diabetes, there is another that goes undiagnosed and untreated. Diagnosis and appropriate management is paramount: research has shown that if people with diabetes can manage their diabetes well, the risks of complications are greatly reduced and may be either prevented or significantly delayed.

Wungening Aboriginal Corporation

Wungening's mission is to heal Aboriginal people's mind body and spirit.

  • Type:Association,Aboriginal,Charity
  • Charity:Aboriginal,Drugs & Alcohol,Health,Mental Health

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Description

<p> Wungening seeks to provide culturally secure and holistic programs and strategies that inform, educate and address the harmful effects of alcohol, drugs and other substances on individuals, families and communities that strengthen the mind and body, and heal the spirit.</p> <p> In 1988 a group of forty local Aboriginal people met to discuss their concerns that mainstream services were not responding effectively to the needs of Aboriginal people in the area of alcohol and substance abuse. A decision was made to set up an Aboriginal service that catered more appropriately to Aboriginal needs. The service became known as the Noongar Alcohol and Substance Abuse Service Inc (NASAS) and was incorporated in 1989. By 1993 NASAS had purchased an office and program facility base in East Perth from where it conducted counselling, family intervention, community development, education and drug awareness programs and always in the context of “our people’s needs are our major priority”.</p> <p> The Board of Director made the decision to put forward a special resolution to the members in 2015 to consider a name “Wungening Aboriginal Corporation”.  This was endorsed by the Board and members.</p>

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