Lu finishes her Breast Cancer Treatment

Lu finishes her Breast Cancer TreatmentAfter 2 surgeries, 15 rounds of chemotherapy, 25 daily radiation sessions and many hospital visits, I am happy to announce I have now finished my 8 months of Breast Cancer treatment. Yesterday I said goodbye to my radiation machine “Fraser” and like many others before me proudly left my hand print on the wall of inspiration at Oceania Oncology. These hand prints are a significant milestone for many cancer warriors who have completed their treatment and I am proud to have mine amongst them. I will now commence a targeted medication for the next 5 years and will have regular check ups with my specialists.

I would like to thank all my brilliant Doctors & Cancer Care Nurses for taking such wonderful care of me. As always, big thanks to my family, friends & Team Adem supporters for all your well wishes.

Love Lu x

“When you arise in the morning, think of what a precious privilege it is to be alive, to breathe, to think, to enjoy, to Love..then make that day count!” Marcus Aurelius

Team Adem donates Samsung Tablets to Leukaemia Foundation

Team Adem donates Samsung Tablets to Leukaemia Foundation-LrgLu and Brent on behalf of Team Adem recently donated two new Samsung tablets to the Leukaemia Foundation of Queensland Support Services team. The tablets will assist staff to make an even greater difference out in the community. Support staff often travel to several different locations in a typical day, whether to visit a patient in their home, to the hospital, or even to another city to host a seminar or support group. The tablets mean they can now stay connected on the road, saving them valuable time once they’re back in the office.Thanks again to our supporters for helping us help others.

SCHHS Blood Challenge saves 840 lives in two months

SCHHS Blood Challenge-lrgA huge congratulation and thank you to Sunshine Coast Hospital and Health Service for their amazing Blood Donation Challenge result. Incredibly, 280 lifesaving donations and 840 lives saved during September & October  – what an incredible effort!!

Team Adem would like to thank all those who participated in the challenge and ask that you continue to roll up your sleeves this festive season. The winning Dept/Ward will be announced at the SCHHS Awards presentations in late November.

Pictured is Blood Donation Coordinator & SCHHS employee Leanne Hollis, proudly displaying just a few of the many lifesaving blood donations made over the two month challenge.

Another great Trivia Night Fundraiser

trivia-night-2015-lrgTeam Adem’s 2015 Trivia Night Fundraiser held on Saturday, November 7th was another resounding success. The Hollywood themed event was packed with movie stars from yesteryear through to today. The Great Gatsby, Flintstones, Smurfs, The Blues Brothers, Grease, Despicable Me, 007, Pirates of the Carribean and those Vikings!!! – what a wild bunch. Even the Four Corners crew found them a handful to interview. Congrats to the Trivia Champions ….007 – great effort guys. Special Thanks to hosts Cathy Quinn, Dave Thomson, Anna McMahon (Dick & Jane) not forgetting Craig, our IT Guru who did a superb job. Thank you to our wonderful caterers, judges, our fantastic  hardworking Team Adem Committee members and their beautiful families who helped on the day. To all our sponsors and businesses that donated items…thank you. Finally, to all our Team Adem supporters thank you for continuing to help us help others.

Team Adem donates thermometers to Cancer Care Unit

thermometers-feature-lrgWhilst visiting the hospital on Monday (5th) for another round of Lu’s weekly treatment, Lu & I donated 50 digital thermometers to the Cancer Care Unit at Nambour General Hospital – on behalf of Team Adem. The thermometers will be given to patients who are undergoing cancer treatment and don’t have a thermometer at home. Chemotherapy can have a major impact on a patient’s immune system and a temperature rise can be a sign of infection, which can become life-threatening within hours. Any patient undergoing cancer treatment and has a temperature rise of 38 or more is advised to get to a hospital emergency department as soon as possible.
Pictured with me are Oncology nurses Sally (left) & Alana who with all the staff do a wonderful job in caring for patients on a daily basis.

Team Adem Blood Donors save 10 000 lives in just 9 months

feature-image-10000-lives-in-just-9-months-september-2015We are extremely excited to announce that the Team Adem Blood Donation Community has passed our ambitious 2015 goal in just 9 months…3 months sooner than expected! We would like to sincerely thank our blood donors who continue to roll up their sleeves in support of Team Adem and those who require lifesaving blood products. We also acknowledge the wonderful support we receive from supporters who are ineligible to donate themselves but inspire family, friends & work colleagues to give the gift of life.Just how many lives can we save in 2015? We believe with continued support we will pass 12 000 by the end of the year. Thanks again everyone – Together we are all making a profound difference to the lives of many Australians each and every day.

Team Adem Donates 50 Massages to Cancer Patients

50-massagesLast week Miranda, on behalf of Team Adem proudly handed over a cheque to purchase 50 Therapeutic Massages from the beautiful Bloomhill Cancer Care Centre in Buderim. The massages will be donated to Sunshine Coast adolescents & young adults (AYA) who are currently undergoing or recovering from cancer treatment. Pictured with Miranda is Michelle, one of the lovely team members who greets clients on arrival. Bloomhill is dedicated to enhancing the quality of life for Sunshine Coast residents living with and beyond cancer. For more information, call  Bloomhill on (07) 5445 5794.

Thanks again to all our Team Adem supporters for helping us help others

Pay it forward – Coffee for Carers

pay-it-forward-coffee_imageLast week Team Adem payed it forward by donating 100 coffees to be given to carers of patients at the Nambour Cancer Care Unit. Carers often sit for hours with their loved ones while he/she is receiving cancer treatment.

Team Adem would like to acknowledge the wonderful contribution they do by offering carers a quality coffee, tea or other hot beverage. Carers will be given a token and can redeem their hot beverage at the very popular Jamoke Expresso Bar – across the road from Nambour General hospital.

We would also like to send a big thank you to Jamoke owner Jodie who loved the idea so much that she has also donated another 100 coffees, so that’s 200 “Coffee for Carers” Wow! Thank you, Jodie & the Team at Jamoke for Helping us help others.

More Care Packs donated by Team Adem


Recently Dan & Brent on behalf of Team Adem visited the Leukaemia Foundation’s Clem Jones Village in Brisbane to donate another 150 care packs. The packs will be distributed to newly diagnosed patients in all 3 Brisbane LF Accommodation Villages, making their arrival just a little more comfortable.