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Stepping up for patient care

Thursday, April 12, 2018

Croydon resident Bronwyn Buckland will be walking from Adelaide to Melbourne to raise funds for cancer services at Box Hill Hospital this month.

In 2015, Bronwyn’s close family member was diagnosed and treated for leukaemia at Box Hill Hospital, and says the 780 kilometre walk is her way of saying “thank you” and giving back.

"My family member had just turned 18 years old, and was in and out of Box Hill Hospital for six months. They were valiant and fought hard to beat it, but it was also an emotionally hard time to navigate," Bronwyn explains.

“I am so grateful for the medical care my loved one received and that my family were given the opportunity of another chance."

All proceeds from Bronwyn’s campaign will be used facilitate wellbeing programs for cancer patients and their families at Box Hill Hospital.

"Any cancer battle is a fierce fight, but knowing you also have the added support of programs that assist the patient and their family to better manage their day to day struggles is so reassuring," says Bronwyn.

“I want to help provide programs that involve patients, families and carers to feel confident, hopeful and optimistic about their health and future.”

Bronwyn will walk solo for two weeks, leaving Adelaide on April 14 and finishing her walk at Box Hill Hospital on April 27.

To support Bronwyn, please visit https://give.everydayhero.com/au/walk-for-ward-four.