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Royal Flying Doctor Service
TVSN is proud to be supporting the Royal
Flying Doctor Service this February.

The Royal Flying Doctor Service has been taking care of Australians for over 80 years. It is a not-for-profit charitable organization that provides free aeromedical emergency and comprehensive healthcare services to people who live, work and travel in regional and remote Australia.

The RFDS owns a fleet of 53 medically equipped aircraft operating from 21 bases located across Australia and provides medical assistance to over 270,000 people every year. The work that the RFDS is best known for is emergency retrievals in remote and rural locations. But, that's not all they do. The majority of the work the RFDS does is to deliver essential health care services to communities that do not have access to medical facilities by holding regular health clinics and providing GPs, dentists, dermatologists, community health nurses, mental health professionals and a rural women's GP service.

To help meet the costs associated with running a 24 hour emergency and comprehensive healthcare service, the RFDS relies on generous contributions from individuals, community groups, business and the corporate sector as well as funding provided by the Commonwealth, State and Territory Governments.

The money donated to the RFDS helps to:

  • buy vital medical equipment
  • purchase and outfit aircraft (at a cost more than $7 million each)
  • develop a range of outback and rural health initiatives

There are many ways in which you, your workplace, community group or school can help the Flying Doctor. By raising money and awareness about the work of the RFDS, you are helping to save lives and provide essential healthcare to remote and rural communities. To learn more or donate, visit www.flyingdoctor.org.au







Alzheimers Australia Dementia Research Foundation

Alzheimer’s Australia Dementia Research Foundation is the research arm of Alzheimer’s Australia that supports scientists working to defeat dementia through new treatments and prevention, as well as researchers working to improve the lives of people with dementia and their families.


Alzheimer’s Australia Dementia Research Foundation does this through:
  • Investing in the best and brightest scientists in dementia researchers.
  • Supporting innovative Australian research that offers the best hope of defeating dementia.
  • Working with people with dementia to ensure that research reflects their concerns.
  • Funding world-class research into the prevention, treatment and cure for dementia.
  • Helping people understand dementia and the progress research is making.
  • Aiming to make dementia a national research priority.














Royal Flying Doctor Service
TVSN is proud to be supporting the Royal
Flying Doctor Service this February.

The Royal Flying Doctor Service has been taking care of Australians for over 80 years. It is a not-for-profit charitable organization that provides free aeromedical emergency and comprehensive healthcare services to people who live, work and travel in regional and remote Australia.

The RFDS owns a fleet of 53 medically equipped aircraft operating from 21 bases located across Australia and provides medical assistance to over 270,000 people every year. The work that the RFDS is best known for is emergency retrievals in remote and rural locations. But, that's not all they do. The majority of the work the RFDS does is to deliver essential health care services to communities that do not have access to medical facilities by holding regular health clinics and providing GPs, dentists, dermatologists, community health nurses, mental health professionals and a rural women's GP service.

To help meet the costs associated with running a 24 hour emergency and comprehensive healthcare service, the RFDS relies on generous contributions from individuals, community groups, business and the corporate sector as well as funding provided by the Commonwealth, State and Territory Governments.

The money donated to the RFDS helps to:

  • buy vital medical equipment
  • purchase and outfit aircraft (at a cost more than $7 million each)
  • develop a range of outback and rural health initiatives

There are many ways in which you, your workplace, community group or school can help the Flying Doctor. By raising money and awareness about the work of the RFDS, you are helping to save lives and provide essential healthcare to remote and rural communities. To learn more or donate, visit www.flyingdoctor.org.au











Youth off the streets
Youth off the streets




Cystic Fibrosis
'HELP US PATCH UP OUR GENES'
JEANS FOR GENES DAY, FRIDAY 5 AUGUST 2011

Genes play a vital role in the health of every child. But there's a lot left to learn. Help create healthier generations of children by supporting vital genetic research to advance prevention and treatment of disease. Wear your favourite jeans and donate so Children's Medical Research Institute can fill the holes in our knowledge.

jeansforgenes.org.au or free call 1800 GENIES (436 437)

WHAT IS JEANS FOR GENES?

Jeans for Genes is a major national fundraiser of the Children's Medical Research Institute. Its signature event is Jeans for Genes Day where each year more than two million Australians wear their favourite jeans and donate much needed funds to support vital genetic research to advance the prevention and treatment of disease, leading to healthier generations of children.

Since 1994, millions of Australians have raised more than $56 million through Jeans for Genes to support research at Children's Medical Research Institute across four key areas: cancer, embryology, gene therapy and neuroscience.
It's fun and easy for Australians across the nation to get involved in Jeans for Genes and help create healthier generations! Things you can do include wearing your jeans on Jeans for Genes Day and making a donation, volunteering your time and taking part in or organising fundraising events.

WHAT DOES CHILDREN'S MEDICAL RESEARCH INSTITUTE DO?

Children's Medical Research Institute (CMRI) research is dedicated to transforming the health of generations through understanding our biological development and how our genes and cells work so that better treatments and cures for diseases can be developed.







Cystic Fibrosis
HOW WILL YOU SEIZE THE DAY?

Cystic Fibrosis Australia is the only national organisation supporting those with Cystic Fibrosis by providing lifesaving research and services. Through improved healthcare delivery and research, Cystic Fibrosis organisations have helped to increase the average life expectancy of those with Cystic Fibrosis from 17 in the 1980s to 37 today. But it's still only 37. those with Cystic Fibrosis from 17 in the 1980s to 37 today. But it's still only 37.

How will you seize the day?
Get inspired and help others to achieve their dreams on Friday 27th May.
Participate online and go to www.65rosesday.org.au




Help Sick Children Smile

Every minute of every day, a child is admitted to hospitals in Australia. From the moment a child is diagnosed with a serious illness, their lives are changed forever.
Starlight's mission is to brighten the lives of seriously ill and hospitalised children and their families throughout Australia. Help bring back the fun, the laughter and support to a sick child and their family's lives when they need it most.

Become a Starlight monthly donor for as little as $10 a month. It will be the best promise you ever keep. If you would like to help brighten the lives of the thousands of seriously ill children admitted to hospitals around Australia each week,
please visit www.starlight.org.au or call 1300 727 827 and give generously today.

Together we can brighten their lives.







CWA
TVSN is proud to be supporting the Country
Women's Association of NSW Disaster Relief
Fund this January.

The Country Women's Association of NSW was formed in 1922, out of concern for women living on the land, particularly in isolated areas. It was incorporated by an Act of Parliament in 1931.

Mrs Grace Munro the first President of the Association believed passionately that a better life for country women could be provided through women, for women, by women.

The Country Women's Association of NSW is a non-sectarian, non-party-political association that over the years has successfully lobbied the Government of the day for improvement of conditions for women and families.

Through participation, our members gain confidence, personal development and experience in conducting meetings, with many becoming community leaders and serving on local boards and committees.

The Country Women's Association of NSW is affiliated with the Associated Country Women of the World (ACWW) which involves women from over 70 countries. ACWW has 'observer' status at the United Nations.

The Country Women's Association of NSW is a not-for-profit community organization which:

  • Supports its network of over 400 Branches located throughout NSW
  • Encourages and fosters the growth of its members through opportunities for networking, friendship and learning skills
  • Lobbies and makes representation to Federal and State Governments on matters relevant to its members including Agriculture and Environment, Communications, Health, Education, Sustainability and Transport
  • Provides educational grants
  • Supports a Medical Research Fund and other charities
  • Assists families within Australia and around the world affected by disasters through its Disaster Relief Fund. This fund has Deductible Gift Recipient (DGR) status.

Disaster Relief Fund

The Country Women's Association of NSW has been supporting families in need for close to eighty five years through the generosity of its members. Annually, approximately $500,000 is donated by members and distributed to worthy causes.

In 2005 the CWA of NSW formed its Disaster Relief Fund with the aim of raising funds to support families within Australia (and internationally) who have been affected by natural disasters such as drought and floods.

To donate to the Country Women's Association of NSW Disaster Relief Fund visit: www.cwaofnsw.org.au
Click here to donate to the CWA

CWA Cook Book:
Seventy Years in the kitchen

This irreplaceable collection of recipes first compiled in 1937 by the Country Women's Association of NSW, have been enjoyed in homes around the country for more than seventy years.

Click here to download order form




Redkite
Redkite

Redkite is one of Australia's leading cancer support charities for children, young people and their families.

Redkite's essential services are available for families from the moment of diagnosis, throughout gruelling treatment periods and on the return home.

The vital services Redkite provides include emotional, financial and educational support. Emotional support within the hospital environment is provided through social workers and music therapists, and support within the community includes telephone and email counselling.

Redkite supports children, young people and families from all major cities, regional areas and remote locations in Australia.

Redkite receives no government funding and relies entirely on the generosity of individuals, organisations and corporate partners.

To help Redkite families this Christmas, visit the Redkite website and make a donation today at:
www.redkite.org.au
Movember
TVSN is proud to be supporting MOVEMBER

Encourage the Gentlemen in your life to 'grow a mo' and dedicate their faces to Movember
- the month long charity event that raises funds and awareness for men's health issues.

Funds raised during Movember in Australia are committed to men's health partners, the
Prostate Cancer Foundation of Australia and beyondblue - the national depression initiative

For more information visit
www.movember.com

Movember



RSPCA Adoptapet
RSPCA Adoptapet Friday October 8th

Choosing the right pet for you is fun, but takes time, planning and lots of research.

To help make this process easier, the RSPCA's adopt a pet website lets you view some of the animals waiting for adoption at RSPCA locations across Australia.

Browsing through adopt a pet, you'll see that many wonderful pets find their way to the RSPCA for a number of different reasons and all are thoroughly health checked and temperament tested before being offered up for adoption by the RSPCA.

The experienced staff at the RSPCA can provide advice on the best type of pet for you and how to care for him or her properly.

But the best reason to adopt your new pet from the RSPCA is, not only will you be giving a new home to an animal that really needs you, but through your support you'll be helping the RSPCA to assist many more animals that might not have a chance otherwise.

Happy tails day

If you have a pet or just love animals then Friday 8 October is the pawfect time to show your love for all things animal. Happy Tails Day is a celebration of the animals that make our lives better and a great way to support the RSPCA.

It's easy to 'get behind' a great cause! Simply purchase merchandise from the exclusive Happy Tails Day range in September and October from the RSPCA Australian Online Shop.

All money rasied from Happy Tails Day helps the RSPCA care for animals just like Mirrhi, Lambert, Eddie, Breeze and Wesley, all of which inspired the plush toys you can take home this year.

For more information visit www.rspca.org.au

Pink Ribbon

"When Annette was diagnosed with breast cancer our family's whole world was turned upside down. Thanks to the quality of the research funded by the National Breast Cancer Foundation, we're still able to enjoy the little things.. like having breakfast together."

Sami Lukis - Pink Ribbon Ambassador

Get your friends and family together this October and host your own Pink Ribbon Breakfast in support of breast cancer research.

Register today at www.pinkribbonbreakfast.org.au

Daffodil day

TVSN is proud to be supporting Daffodil Day this August.

If you think the one in two who gets cancer is one too many then please buy a daffodil this Daffodil Day*

We all know someone who is or will be directly affected by cancer, so Daffodil Day is for everyone. Daffodil Day is also about hope and a positive change which is brought about in our campaign by bringing a smile to people's faces.

*This is based on the statistic that 1 in 2 people will be diagnosed with cancer by age 85.



Jeans for Genes

Jeans for Genes Day Friday August 6

By joining over 15,000 Aussie Genies you will help make this years Jeans for Genes Day the biggest event ever.

Making Jeans for Genes Day happen in your workplace, community centre or out on the streets is easy and fun: and Jeans for Genes will give you all the support you need. And best of all, by getting your friends and colleagues wearing their jeans and buying a badge you'll be helping children for generations to come.

This fun day is the fun way to fund raise!

Register now at www.jeansforgenes.org.au/register or contact 1800 GENIES(436437)



Heart Foundation
TVSN is supporting Heart Foundation's
Go Red for Women campaign
this June.

Go Red for Women is the Heart Foundation's campaign to raise awareness of heart disease as a women's health issue and promote healthier choices.

The aim of this year's Go Red for Women campaign is to get women talking about their heart health - to challenge the myths, get the facts and share these with friends.

Show your support by:

  • Wearing red on Friday June 11
  • Attending a Go Red event in your State or Territory
  • Holding your own fundraising event
  • Finding out the truth and sharing it with your friends

To donate or for more information please visit
www.goredforwomen.org.au



RSPCA
TVSN is proud to be supporting the RSPCA this May.

Choosing the right pet for you is fun, but takes time, planning and lots of research.

To make this process easier, the RSPCA has introduced Adoptapet, a national website that lets you view some of the animals waiting adoption at RSPCA locations across Australia.

You'll see that many wonderful pets find their way to the RSPCA and all are thoroughly health checked and temperament tested before being offered up for adoption.

Not only will you be giving a new home to an animal that really needs you, but you'll be helping the RSPCA to assist many more animals that might not have a chance otherwise.

www.adoptapet.com.au

RSPCA


Starlight Children's Foundation Australia
TVSN is proud to be supporting the Starlight
Children's Foundation this March.


Every minute of every day, a child is admitted to hospitals in Australia. From the moment a child is diagnosed with a serious illness, their lives are changed forever.

Starlight's mission is to brighten the lives of seriously ill and hospitalized children and their families throughout Australia.

Help bring back the fun, the laughter and support to a sick child and their family's lives when they need it most.

Become a Starlight monthly donor for as little as $10 a month. It will be the best promise you ever keep.

www.starlight.org.au/donate or call 1300 727 827.



Redkite
TVSN is proud to be supporting
Redkite this December.

Christmas can be an emotional and difficult time for families with a son or daughter with cancer, and right now there are 5000 families that need your support.

This year, by choosing to donate to Redkite in lieu of Christmas gifts, you will enable Redkite to continue to provide its real and practical support to families across Australia.

Give a Redkite gift to your family member, friends, as a Kris Kringle or as a special gift to yourself. You will be helping Redkite assist the whole family through the difficult cancer journey, including emotional support time with social workers, paying for household and living expenses, education support such as tutoring and grants, and email and telephone counselling,

To help Redkite, please click here to choose your gift in lieu.

To find out more about how Redkite supports children, young people and their families go to www.redkite.org.au.




Movember
TVSN is proud to be supporting MOVEMBER

Movember is an annual, month-long celebration of the Mo which highlights men's health issues, specifically prostate cancer and depression in men. Mo Bros, supported by the Mo Sistas in their life, register at Movember.com and then start Movember 1st with a clean-shaven face.

For one month, each Mo Bro becomes a walking billboard for men's health and via their moustache raises essential funds and awareness for our men's health partners - The Prostate Cancer Foundation Australia and beyondblue - the national depression initiative.

  • Each year in Australia, 1 in 11 men will develop prostate cancer before they are 70 and close to 3,000 men will die.
  • In Australia, 1 in 8 men will experience depression in their lifetime - most of whom will not seek help.
Show your support by sponsoring our own Geoff Cowan online at www.movember.com - just go to 'donate' page and enter 'Geoff Cowan'. You can also take part by registering as a Mo Bros or Mo Sista at www.movember.com.

VISIT THIS PAGE EACH WEEK TO SEE GEOFF'S MO GROW!
Movember




Cystic Fibrosis
TVSN is proud to be supporting
CYSTIC FIBROSIS.

Kate has Cystic Fibrosis (CF)! She was born with CF and over her life, will struggle to combat the degenerative nature of the disease. Over 3000 other people in Australia battle with CF every day. Whilst there are various impacts of CF, the most debilitating is the degeneration of the lungs. To get a sense of what daily life is like for Kate, imagine going through your everyday activities whilst only breathing through a straw. There is no cure of CF, although research efforts have helped to increase the average life span of people with CF.

The October TVSN is proud to be supporting the efforts of Cystic Fibrosis Australia to fund research to find a cure. Please help Kate Breathe Easier, visit www.cysticfibrosis.org.au or call 1800 635 008 to donate or see how you can help.



Pink Ribbon
TVSN is proud to be supporting the National
Breast Cancer Foundation.
Show your support by hosting a Pink Ribbon Breakfast

Anyone, anywhere around Australia can host a Pink Ribbon Breakfast to support breast cancer research, so spread the word! Since it began in 2003, more than 20,000 Australians have held a breakfast and helped raise over $10 million for research. Our aim is to take this figure past $13million this October so we need thousands of enthusiastic brekkie hosts. Of course if you like a sleep-in, why not have a brunch or afternoon tea? Your only limit is your imagination!

An exciting new way to join in the fun is the option of holding a Virtual Breakfast! You might be overseas, too time-poor to hold an actual breakfast or just prefer the convenience of online fundraising. Setting up your own Pink Ribbon Breakfast page at www.pinkribbonbreakfast.org.au where friends and family can donate to your virtual breakfast is quick and easy (and there's no washing up to do afterwards!)

You can raise money through gold coin donations, food sales, raffles and auctions, with a Pink Ribbon Breakfast the perfect excuse to get together with friends and family and support a good cause at the same time. All hosts will receive a Host Information Booklet with fundraising ideas and suggestions to make your breakfast a scrumptious success, so register online now at
www.pinkribbonbreakfast.org.au


Pink Ribbon



Jeans for Genes

TVSN is proud to be supporting the
Children's Medical Research Institute
during the month of August.
JEANS FOR GENES® DAY Friday August 7, 2009

'Denimstrate you care' this Jeans for Genes Day on Friday August 7, 2009. Join millions of Australians help us make this year's Jeans for Genes Day the biggest ever. It is so easy to get involved ... just wear your jeans and make a donation or buy a badge.

Jeans for Genes is a major fundraiser of the Children's Medical Research Institute(CMRI). The Children's Medical Research Institute (CMRI) is an independent not for profit organisation who for 50 years now, has been committed to unlocking the mysteries of disease. Our scientists investigate conditions such as birth defects, cancer, and epilepsy. Our philosophy is that major advances in prevention and treatment come from research into the fundamental processes of life.

To find out more about Jeans for Genes or to make a donation visit www.jeansforgenes.org.au

diabeties

National Diabetes Week July 12 - 18
and the theme this year is 'Are you at Risk?'

In Australia diabetes is the largest growing chronic disease. We are encouraging people to visit www.areyouatrisk.com.au to complete the diabetes screening tool.

The tool consists of 14 questions. Once you have answered either Yes or No, you will be placed in either the high, intermediate or low risk category.

Around 85% of all cases of diabetes are diagnosed as type 2, often being related to poor diet and lifestyle choices.

Many Australians, particularly those over 40, are at risk of developing type 2 diabetes through lifestyle factors such as nutrition and physical activity. Family history and genetics also play a role in type 2 diabetes. Bt making people aware of the risk factors associated with type 2 diabetes people can look to turn their lifestyle around and make choices which could lower their risk levels.

For more information on diabetes you can also visit www.diabetesaustralia.com.au

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