Home' Southern Health News : December 2016 Contents To find out more about the Flinders Foundation events and fundraising
projects which raise money for research and care projects at Flinders:
Phone (08) 8204 5216
Email email@example.com .gov.au
Website firstname.lastname@example.org .gov.au
Healthy women aged
between 18 and 50 needed
Healthy volunteers are needed for
a study assessing whether patients
having chemotherapy for breast
cancer have an increased risk of
heart disease and diabetes.
Participants must be:
> Female aged between 18 and 55
> Have no history of cancer or
> Generally in good health.
The study is run by the Southern
Adelaide Diabetes and Endocrine
Services (SADES) at Repatriation
General Hospital (RGH), Daw Park.
Participation involves one full day
visit to RGH.
This research has been approved
by the Southern Adelaide Clinical
Human Research Ethics Committee.
For more information, please call
(08) 8275 1094 or email
Do you have Type 2 Diabetes?
Are you taking Metformin with or
without a Sulphonylurea (gliclazide,
glibenclamide, glipizide, glimepiride)
to treat your diabetes?
Are you 25 years of age or older?
If the answer is yes, you may be
suitable to participate in a clinical
This study will compare the
difference in safety and
effectiveness when adding
Sitagliptin or Dapagliflozin tablets to
your usual Metformin.
The study will last about 30 weeks
and will involve seven visits to a
study centre at the Repatriation
General Hospital. If you are suitable
to participate you will receive
study-related medication and health
assessments at no cost.
To find out more, please contact
Southern Adelaide Diabetes and
Endocrine Services (SADES) at
Repatriation General Hospital on
(08) 8275 1094 or email Health.
Ride Like Crazy
Support advancements in treatment and care for
brain cancer patients in South Australia and sign
up for the 2017 Lightsview Ride Like Crazy.
Flinders Foundation, along with the Neurosurgical
Research Foundation, is proud to be a beneficiary
of the 2017 race, which will be held on Sunday
15 January 2017.
Now in its 8th year, the event has attracted over
11,000 riders and donated over $1.3 million to
charity in South Australia.
With a strong focus on raising funds for brain
cancer research and patient care, Lightsview Ride
Like Crazy leads the way in promoting wellbeing
and road safety for South Australians through a
long-term partnership with SAPOL.
Thanks to the partnership with SAPOL, funds
raised by the community have enabled the
development of South Australia’s first and
only ‘Brain Bank’ – a facility based at Flinders
which collects and stores donor tissue – vital for
supporting brain cancer researchers in South
The first 500 registered participants for Lightsview
Ride Like Crazy 2017 who raise at least $200 are
eligible for a full refund of their registration cost.
For more information and to register visit
A Disney Adventure
Imagine an adventure to the most magical place
on earth, all while raising funds for Flinders
Foundation to support children and their families!
Join us for the Disney Superhero Marathon in
November 2017 at Disneyland, California.
There are various events and distances available
including children’s races - so there’s something
for the whole family to enjoy.
Dates and packages will be finalised soon,
but in the meantime email us at info@
flindersfoundation.org.au to register your
interest and ensure we keep you updated on this
Trek the Red Centre for
cancer with Team Flinders
Join us to Trek the Red Centre for cancer with
Team Flinders and you’ll play a vital role in
improving the lives of cancer patients.
The Larapinta Trail is regarded as one of Australia’s
premier walking tracks.
From the old Alice Springs Telegraph Station to
the peak of Mount Sonder, the trail stretches
223 kilometres along the backbone of the West
As part of this incredible – yet challenging –
adventure, you will stand on ancient escarpments
and gaze out upon the ochre-coloured landscapes
of Central Australia. You will follow Aboriginal
Dreaming tracks and trek beside one of the world’s
oldest river systems.
By day, you will challenge yourself as you trek
across the Red Centre, experiencing the diversity
of desert habitats and learn the unique history of
Australia’s Indigenous people.
At night, you will fall asleep to the sounds of native
wildlife under a blanket of stars.
All funds raised by participants in this challenge will
be dedicated to delivering programs that improve
the lives of cancer patients and ensure survivors
and their families have access to the best quality of
Dates: 30 July – 5 August 2017
Registration fee: $770 (non-refundable)
Fundraising target: $3,500 (excludes travel)
Travel cost: $2,690* (excl. flights to Alice Springs)
All costs can be covered by raising funds
Trip duration: 7 days
Challenge duration: 5 days
Accommodation: Twin-share in 3 star hotels and
comfortable bush camping
Minimum age: 18 (younger ages considered on
*subject to change
For more information visit https://
Or contact Inspired Adventures at
or 1300 905 188.
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