Team Adem donates to Clinical Trials Unit

Recently, Brent on behalf of Team Adem donated 4 blood pressure machines to the Oncology Clinical Trials Unit at Nambour General Hospital. The machines will be loaned to patients who are participating in a new trial and need their blood pressure checked on a daily basis, saving them many trips to the hospital or GP.

Clinical Trials not only offer hope to patients whose mainstream treatment options have been exhausted but they also play an important role in evaluating new drugs/ treatment options, in the hope of improved treatments and potential cures for some illnesses. Pictured with Brent are two of the dedicated Clinical Trial Team nurses Christine (green) and Karen

Team Adem proudly donates items to Bloomhill Cancer Care

electrodes_lrgLu, on behalf of Team Adem recently donated over six months supply of electrodes that are needed to run the Lymphedema L- Dex machine at Bloomhill Cancer Care Lymphedema can occur after cancer treatment when lymph nodes are removed from the body by surgery or damaged by radiotherapy. This machine is used to detect lymphedema by measuring lymph fluid changes in the affected area. If an increase in fluid is detected, early intervention can then be started. Lu also donated another 25 therapeutic massages which will be utilized by young adults who are receiving treatment for their cancer diagnosis. Pictured receiving the electrodes & a cheque for the massages is Bloomhill nurse Kathy

SCUPH supports Team Adem again

scuph-supports-team-adem-again-feature-imgTeam Adem would like to thank Sunshine Coast University Private Hospital (SCUPH) for their recent donation. SCUPH hold regular pre-loved uniform sales with all funds raised donated to Team Adem. As with the last two donations, Team Adem will be utilising these funds to provide more therapeutic massages/therapies to adolescents & young adults who are currently battling a cancer diagnosis or who continue to have ongoing side effects after their treatment. Pictured with Brent is SCUPH CEO, Oliver Steele who handed over the donation. Brent has been an employee at the hospital since it opened late 2013.

Congratulations to Julia Bradford

congrats-julia-lrgCongratulations to Chancellor State College student Julia Bradford for being awarded the 2016 Adem Crosby “Excellence in Community Spirit Award.”

This Perpetual Award was established by Chancellor State College in 2013 (Adem’s old school) in honour of Adem for his outstanding contributions in helping others. Team Adem is also proud to contribute a $250 cheque to the Award winner each year. Julia is a deserving winner this year and has given much of her time to helping others in our community….well done Julia

Team Adem donates items to new Ronald Mc Donald House in Brisbane

ronald-mcdonald-house-lrgLu was privileged to have a sneak peek at the amazing new Ronald McDonald House that is soon to be opened opposite the Lady Cilento Children’s Hospital in Brisbane. Team Adem is proud to be able to donate a large amount of craft/educational supplies to this new facility. Lu is seen here stocking up the bright craft room cupboards in readiness for opening. Many rural Queensland families are accommodated and supported by Ronald McDonald House South East Queensland when they have a seriously ill child who needs treatment in Brisbane

10 000 lives saved in just 8 months

10000-lives-savedTeam Adem is proud to announce that late last week the Team Adem Blood Donation Community passed a major milestone. We have now saved just over 10 000 lives to date in 2016. We are sure with such wonderful continued support we can hit the 15 000 mark by Dec 31. We would like to sincerely thank all our blood donors & supporters who continue to help us make a profound difference to so many lives. We would also like to acknowledge the efforts from Australian Red Cross Blood Service staff who take such good care of all our blood donors.

Pictured with Brent & Lu are Maroochydore donor centre employees Kay & Jana (in Team Adem shirts) showing their support for Team Adem

SCHHS win inaugural Health Service Blood Challenge

Health Service Blood ChallengeCongratulations to Sunshine Coast Hospital and Health Service (SCHHS), who were officially announced as the winners of the Inaugural Australian Health Services Blood Donation Challenge. Over 350 000 health service employees throughout Australia recently competed in the 3 month challenge but it was SCHHS employees who accrued the highest amount of blood donations in the nation, potentially saving just under 500 lives in 12 weeks. Team Adem is incredibly proud to have so many health care workers supporting our blood donation community and would like to sincerely thank you all on behalf of those who require lifesaving blood products. Pictured with Lu and Brent are SCHHS employee Jan English (left) SCHHS Chief Executive Kevin Hegarty and Australian Red Cross Blood Service Chief Medical Officer DR Joanne Pink who presented the Award.

Team Adem donates thermometers to Oncology Unit

Team-Adem-donates-thermometers-2016-feature-lrgRecently  Brent and Lu donated another 50 digital thermometers to the Cancer Care Unit at Nambour General Hospital – on behalf of Team Adem. The thermometers will be given to patients undergoing cancer treatment who don’t have a thermometer at home. Chemotherapy can have a major impact on a patient’s immune system and a temperature rise can indicate a sign of infection, which can be life threatening within hours. Pictured with Lu are some of the amazing dedicated staff members who work in the Oncology Unit .

Inaugural Chalk the Walk a Huge Success

chalk-the-walk-3Team Adem’s Inaugural Chalk the Walk was a resounding success with many turning out to leave heartfelt messages of  love, hope & inspiration. The sun was beaming brightly as kids &families  visited the Buderim Lions park to leave heartfelt messages around the paths of the park. The mornings proceedings included a visit from Sunshine Coast Mayor, Mark Jamison who officially unveiled the stunning Bright Stars Memorial.

chalk-the-walk-2Team Adem would like to thank everyone who attended and also acknowledge all our wonderful sponsors and volunteers which included Sunshine Coast Grammar School, 92.7 Mixfm MLC Buderim, Maroochydore Homemaker Centre & Birds & The Beans Espresso Bar. We look forward to you all joining us again next year.

Sami to be Team Adem Patron Ambassador

sami-feature-lrgTeam Adem is very excited to announce that radio host, journalist & mum of 3, Samille Muirhead – fondly known as Sami, is to be Team Adem’s Patron/Ambassador.

Many of you would have seen Sami and her infectious smile at a number of our Team Adem events over the past 3 years. Sami’s kindness, sincerity, zest for life and understanding of the importance that charities play in our community are just a few of her many qualities. We are certainly excited to have Sami involved with Team Adem.