Pink Angels grant makes a difference for Western NSW breast cancer patients

The Pink Angels have purchased vital equipment to assist in the care of breast cancer patients thanks in part to a grant from Inland Rail’s Community Sponsorships and Donations program.

The Pink Angels have purchased vital equipment to assist in the care of breast cancer patients thanks in part to a donation of $4,000 by Inland Rail.

Founded 10 years ago, Pink Angels provides practical care and support to breast cancer patients in Dubbo and the Western Region during their treatment and recovery.

The group’s patient services also include housekeeping, yard maintenance, accommodation, meals and transport costs and they also provide essential medical devices to hospitals and breast care nurses to maximise patient treatment and outcomes.

“We are a small not for profit charity, so Inland Rail’s contribution towards this important point-of-care assessment machine is a huge benefit to the Pink Angels,” said Pink Angels President, Donna Temesvary.

“Inland Rail have been extremely supportive and helpful to our charity.

“The machine we’re purchasing for the Lourdes Hospital will allow breast care nurses and the lymphoedema doctor to better analyse the very painful and long-term condition of lymphoedema in breast cancer patients. This will help them determine whether the patient’s lymphoedema has improved or resolved,” Mrs Temesvary said.

Through fundraising and support from the local community, the Pink Angels can support over 100 breast cancer patients per year.

The Inland Rail Community Sponsorships and Donations program has contributed more than $380,000 in donations to over 120 community groups across the 1,700km Inland Rail alignment.

If you’re a local business or community organisation looking to organise projects, events or group activities, visit the sponsorship page to find out more and apply for a grant. The next round of applications is now open and closes on 31 January 2022.

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