Funds that we raised at the Team Adem Christmas Wrapping Stall in December at the Maroochydore Homemaker Centre went into purchasing useful items for our Team Adem Care Packs. Brent and Lu had the privilege to present the 1st load of Care Packs to Leukaemia Foundation of Queensland staff members Barbie and Marie on Friday January 30th. All packs will be distributed to newly diagnosed patients in all 3 Brisbane LF Accommodation Villages. Thank you to all our volunteers and customers who made this possible.
We are extremely excited to announce that many nurses/staff from the Cancer Care Unit at the Royal Brisbane Women’s Hospital have joined Team Adem’s Blood Donation Community. Their team name is “RBWH Cancer Care for Team Adem” and they have been encouraging staff & friends to roll up their sleeves and donate blood. Many of these nurses treated Adem during his battle with Leukaemia.
Check out some of the Team Adem highlights throughout 2014
Last Week we re-visited the Leukaemia Foundation Accommodation Village in Coopers Plain Brisbane where we lived for 18 months during Adem’s illness. On behalf of Team Adem and in memory of Adem we presented a new Table Tennis Table and accessories to the activity room at the village. We know that this will be well used for many years to come by patients and families who are currently living there and by those Queenslanders who will unfortunately be diagnosed in the future. As always thank you for helping us help others.
We are proud to announce that the 2015 Adem Crosby Haematology Nursing Award is now open.
This $5000 award is designed to improve the services and care provided to patients being treated in the Haematology/Oncology setting. It provides an opportunity for a Registered Nurse practising in this field in Queensland, to undertake further approved clinical training or to attend either a national or international conference. This award is in memory of Adem Crosby and is jointly supported by Team Adem and the Leukaemia Foundation of Queensland Pictured with Brent are Oncology Nurses, Louise (left) and Shelley (right) In the new Sunshine Coast University Private Hospitals Oncology unit.
To find out more information or to apply click here
Congratulations to Alex Coward for being awarded the 2014 Adem Crosby “Excellence in Community Spirit Award.” Alex was presented the Award and a in front of a large audience at the Chancellor State College’s Awards Night held in Caloundra recently.
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 joint sponsors of the ward and contributes a $250 prizewinners cheque to the winner each year. Alex is a deserving winner this year and has given much of his.
Recently Brent was a category winner at the 2014 Multicultural Excellence Awards – Sunshine Coast. The award was for contributions to the Sunshine Coast Community in the social fields. Brent was honoured to be presented with his award by Member for Buderim and State Minister Steve Dickson MP at a community morning tea held on Friday 8th Nov.
Brent would link to acknowledge all the other nominees and winners for their efforts and achievements.
A huge thank you from Team Adem to these wonderful Sunshine Coast athletes Nicole, Ashley, Kristy and Summer-lily. These Sunshine Coast Athletes ran and won the charity relay at the Fairholme College Gift race in Toowoomba. These amazing young supporters kindly donated the $500 winners prize cheque to Team Adem.