A belated thank you to our friends from Parkmore Pirettes for including the RTF in their 15 and over netball team bibs! They play Monday nights at Springers.
We watched the Parkmore Pirettes play a game of netball tonight. They areAlthough they lost to the top side, they did a great job and played great! Well done girls we will be down again to watch soon. Best of luck to them for the rest of the season!
Same location but this year we have new hosts – our Shield Sister friends in drag, and fun new games to be played!
On the night –
Live and silent auctions…
Raffles and games…
and of course Trivia!
Tickets $20 at the door
We would really appreciate knowing how many people are planning to attend as we have to hire the tables. Please click on ‘Going’ if you will be attending and also ask those joining you on the night to go to R.T.F. Facebook page to do the same, or comment how many guests you will bring on this post.
BYO drinks, food and a competitive spirit for our annual event to raise money for the A.Y.A. Clinic at Monash Children’s Cancer Centre.
On Tuesday the 10th of October The RTF Team attended the Celebrating Inspiring Communities Event 2017 held by the Dandenong Council. To our surprise, we received a Certificate of Recognition for our outstanding achievements and commitment to the community. It is huge honour and we would like to say thank you to the Dandenong council for awarding it to us.
We would like to say a huge thank you to St John’s Regional College Dandenong for hosting the annual Red for Ricky Day on the coming Friday the 13th of October (Ricky’s date). It is an honour to have them support us and The Monash Children’s Cancer Centre and helping to keep Ricky’s memory alive.
The team at RTF would like to say a huge thank you to the Historic Rally Association for their generous donation! We are so grateful to have your support, it is very much appreciated and we can’t wait to see you all at our next event.
The RTF Team would like to say a huge thank you to both the Parkmore Pirate and Springvale Football Clubs for their continued support. Pictured below is Michael and Sean presenting Darren with $500 which was raised at their annual RTF Football Community fundraising day.
We are so grateful to have your support and the money raised will go towards putting smiles back on the teens faces.
The RTF Team
RTFThank you Parkmore Pirates and Springvale Football Clubs!
Finally we can show you all photos from the 2017 AYA Body Image Clinic. The night was sponsored by the RTF and conducted by Thushari from Embellish Fashions. It provided a large group of teenagers with professional tips and advice on fashion to enhance the confidence and well-being of young people undergoing the challenge of body effecting cancer treatment.
The AYA clinic evening brought together make-up professionals to teach new cosmetic techniques, an experienced runway model to guide posture and movement and the provision of a complete range of designer clothing and accessories specifically selected for teenagers.
Teenagers particularly, can be challenged with body image concerns. The AYA clinic supported by the RTF understands the sensitivities and concerns experienced by teenagers and delivers support directly to this age group.
The evening finale involved a fashion runway and showcase to friend’s family and staff by the AYA teenagers showing off with flare their new designer fashions, make-up and walk techniques.
It was an incredible night enjoyed by all involved and we would like to say a huge thank you to Thushari and her team for running the night.
For the second year in a row, the Parkmore Pirates Junior Football Club had their Community Fundraising for the RTF. There were medal presentations to the Most Courageous player from each team, raffles and a sausage sizzle!
Thank you so much to Michael and everyone at the Parkmore Pirates for everything you do supporting our Foundation! Also thank you to The Acton Family for always being there for us!
Formal adoption of an agreed philosophy of adolescent cancer care
Public promotion of key aspects of adolescent cancer care
Exploring opportunities for partnerships that promote collaboration with
adult cancer care providers and support patient transitions
Implementation of an adolescent clinic with themed psychosocial
Research into specific needs of AYA patients; research directed towards
a personalised medicine approach for specific AYA cancers
The AYA clinic at the Monash CCC is held monthly with the following key aims:
To provide an age appropriate environment where young people can
attend appointments and receive treatment with other young people
To provide age appropriate activities and opportunities for socialisation
To promote principles of adolescent care, such as time alone, during
To provide targeted psychosocial information and education
The clinic is structured with monthly psychosocial themes that are facilitated
by the multidisciplinary Monash CCC team. Clinic themes are varied, with
internal and external guest speakers and include topics such as education
and careers; nutrition and exercise; body image; socialisation and social
media, and, drugs and alcohol. The clinic is led by a dedicated group of
Monash CCC staff who aim to ensure each clinic is well balanced with
relevant psychosocial information, any treatment/appointments, fun and
engaging activities and an opportunity for young cancer patients to meet
together in a supportive environment.
The Monash CCC is pleased to be a partner with the Ricky Taylor Foundation
to support the AYA clinic in 2016. Funding from the Ricky Taylor Foundation
ensures that specialised staff can attend the clinic to facilitate a
comprehensive psychosocial education program for the adolescents and
young adults that receive care at the Monash CCC.