|Cheryl Coleman with a haematology patient|
at the MHTP Clinical Trials Centre
Led by team captain Mary Batson, Cheryl Coleman, MHTP Clinical Trials Centre Manager; Sue Kirsa, Director of Pharmacy at Monash Health; and registered nurses Monique Pedetti (Clinical Trials Centre) and Melissa Florey (44S) are amongst the team who will shave their hair in the main foyer of Monash Medical Centre.
“Our goal was to raise $3000, however we are already sitting at $4687 and I’m hoping we can smash somewhere between $7,000 – $10,000 by Friday,” said Cheryl.
The team said they all have their own personal reasons for participating.
“I wasn’t going to shave this year, but after one of our haematology patients progressed and had to come off their trial, it hit me pretty hard,” said Monique.
Cheryl said that after 13 years with haematology research, she’s come to witness firsthand how these blood cancers affect so many people, their families, friends and the nurses and coordinators who care for them.
“Recently a friend's young daughter was diagnosed with lymphoma. No child should have to go through what she has experienced,” said Cheryl.
“We just want to help!”
A bake sale will be held to support the fundraising this Friday 17 March and shaving will take place from 1.30- 3.30pm in the main foyer of Monash Medical Centre.