Cure Cancer and Ramsay Australia launches Comfort Pack
Australia’s largest private hospital operator Ramsay Health Care is continuing its mission to fund vital cancer research – teaming up with Cure Cancer to create a unique gift that truly gives twice
The Ramsay Health Care/Cure Cancer Comfort Pack is a curated gift box filled with items that have been specifically selected to help support patients through their cancer treatment. It includes relaxing essential oils, cosy bed socks, all-natural sensitive skin products, ginger biscuits to help ease nausea and much more.
As well as providing comfort to cancer patients, the Comfort Pack is the gift that gives twice – with all profits being invested back into lifesaving cancer research, in the hope that this generation will be the last to die from cancer.
Ramsay Pharmacy’s Chief Operating Officer Michelle Lynch said the Comfort Pack would be promoted in Ramsay Pharmacy stores, and will be available to purchase online.
“We are thrilled to collaborate with Cure Cancer and The Big Hug Box to create this gorgeous Comfort Pack which will contribute to vital cancer research that could one day eliminate cancer,” Lynch said.
“For just $49, supporters can head to curecancer.com.au/comfortpack and purchase the Comfort Pack for someone they know, or choose to donate a Pack which will then be allocated to a cancer patient in need via Cure Cancer. The Comfort Pack will be promoted across 60 Ramsay and Malouf pharmacies”.
Ramsay Cancer Service Line Director Sue Sinclair said a special QR code had been designed for people wanting to purchase the Comfort Pack. Posters displaying the QR code will be displayed in all Ramsay Day Infusion Centres.
“For anyone who has a friend of loved one experiencing cancer treatment, the Comfort Box will live up to its name and provide them with some much-needed comfort, plus it has the added bonus of funding research that could one-day cure their cancer,” Ms Sinclair said.
Ramsay Health Care is heavily invested in medical research, through the Ramsay Hospital Research Foundation (RHRF). The organisation is celebrating its inaugural Ramsay Research Month this September.
RHRF Chief Executive Officer Nicola Ware said the collaboration with Cure Cancer was an exciting new partnership that would benefit cancer patient outcomes.
“We know that medical research saves lives and that’s why Ramsay is currently participating in more than 1,000 clinical trials and research projects involving more than 27,000 patients,” Ware said.
“The profits raised will create a new $30,000 Ramsay Australia-Cure Cancer grant specifically for early-career researchers which I know will be welcome news among the medical research community”.
Cure Cancer is an Australian charity that funds young researchers across all areas of cancer research and cancer types. Over the past 54 years Cure Cancer has raised $81.3 million to support early-career cancer researchers, many of whom have made breakthroughs that changed the outlook for countless lives.
Cure Cancer Chief Executive Officer Nikki Kinloch said the organisation was delighted to have partnered with Ramsay Health Care and The Big Hug Box to create these special gift boxes.
“The Comfort Packs will not only provide relief to so many patients undergoing cancer treatment across Australia, they will also help to fund lifesaving cancer research that has the potential to have a global impact,” Ms Kinloch said.