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THE FERTILITY FIGHT - Sony Foundation La...

Wednesday, 25th Sep 19

A pioneering service to transport, freeze and store reproductive tissue for young cancer patients will be made national thanks to funding from Sony Foundation. The service – the first of its kind in Australia - will enable medical professionals nationwide to offer free fertility-preserving treatment to youth cancer patients aged 13 – 30 years. Sony Foundation identified a gap in the health system for young people with cancer who weren’t getting access to affordable fertility preservation options. Alarmingly, Currently, only 4 per cent of young women and 1 in 4 young men undergo fertility preservation before chemotherapy, despite research showing infertility is the number one issue that has an identified impact on a young person’s quality of life following cancer. Sony Foundation believes this is a preventable health issue and another example of how 15 – 25 year olds with cancer are falling through the health system in Australia. Sophie Ryan, Sony Foundation CEO, said: “Sony Foundation’s funding will ensure this innovative fertility service is available for all young people diagnosed with cancer. No longer will young people miss out on this treatment due to barriers such as lack of access for regional patients, cost and time restrictions. But more importantly, providing access will give young people facing cancer hope and the opportunity to focus on life after cancer. “Kate Stern’s team have a long history of providing fertility preservation expertise including tissue, egg and sperm freezing, counselling and support to patients affected by cancer and other fertility threatening, medical conditions. With their help, this service will lead the way in this space.” Sony Foundation’s mission is for 100% of young people who are diagnosed with cancer to be offered fertility preservation that’s free and easily accessible. Associate Professor Kate Stern who leads the National Ovarian and Testicular tissue Transport and Cryopreservation Service (NOTTCS) is thrilled to be able to deliver this exciting new initiative that has already proven to change people’s lives. “Fertility counselling is an essential part of cancer management mandated by international guidelines. But despite this, many at-risk young cancer patients do not know about the options out there to preserve their fertility,” says A/Professor Stern. “This service will enable tissue to be collected, transported and cryopreserved in Melbourne from patients right around Australia. It will give access to state-of-the-art fertility preservation to young people who might have thought that it’s the end of the road for their fertility. “With the support of Sony Foundation, this service will now be available nationally.” For further information on the Nationals Ovarian and Testicular Tissue Transport Service: Call: (03) 83453227 Email: NOTTCS@thewomens.org.au Please donate to support Sony Foundation here

A RECORD $480,000 RAISED AT SECOND ANNUA...

Thursday, 1st Aug 19

Queensland’s heavy hitters, sporting heroes, and music stars descended on Howard Smith Wharves for Sony Foundation’s Brissy4Ward event raising $480,000 for Queensland’s first ‘You Can’ youth cancer Centre.

Five reasons to run for Sony Foundation ...

Friday, 31st May 19

So, you’re thinking of running in the 2019 City2Surf but need a little incentive!? Well, let us convince you that this is your year to smash it out as we show you what’s in it for you (aside from the feel-good factor you get when you’re running for young Australians in need!)

Six reasons to run for Sony Foundation i...

Friday, 31st May 19

When #1 ARIA album chart-topping artist offers to perform at your event, you say yes! Which is exactly what we did when Sony Music artist and generous Sony Foundation ambassador Conrad Sewell came knocking. On 1st August 2019, Brisbane be will be treated to Conrad Sewell and other soon-to-be-announced Sony Music artists as they perform in support of You Can, at Sony Foundation's second annual Brissy4Ward event.

‘GRANT’- ING A TASSIE CAMPER’S WIS...

Tuesday, 14th May 19

With Sony Foundation’s programs spread far and wide across Australia, we were just too excited when we learnt of the joint initiative between Rainbow Corporate Partner Sky News and Sony Music Australia with their new program, Paul Murray LIVE Our Town. This tour will see Sky News’ number one show visit regional locations across Australia throughout 2019, a number of which are home to Sony Foundation’s programs.

OUTBACK MARATHON FOR YOU CAN

Tuesday, 14th May 19

It’s not every day that someone offers to run 520km in the harsh outback terrain from Alice Springs to Uluru, in support of Sony Foundation but that’s exactly what’s happening when adventurer, motivational speaker, author and cancer survivor, Heather Hawkins, takes on the infamous trail known as ‘The Track’ to raise funds for You Can.

Stars align raising $810,000 for ‘You ...

Tuesday, 14th May 19

Victorian Premier Daniel Andrews, Delta Goodrem, Guy Sebastian, Molly Meldrum back Sony Foundation's 'You Can’ youth cancer campaign to change cancer care for 15-25 year olds.

Join Team Sony Foundation at City2Surf 2...

Tuesday, 30th Apr 19

EARLY BIRD REGISTRATIONS NOW OPEN! Walkers, runners or just have-fun-ners – we’re calling on you to rep Team Sony Foundation in this year’s City2Surf on Sunday 11 August.

It’s official… Queensland You Can Ce...

Tuesday, 30th Nov 99

23 year old cancer survivor, Anika Dean yesterdat assisted Minister for Health and Minister for Ambulance Services Steven Miles and Sony Foundation Ambassador Giaan Rooney in the official ‘Ground-breaking Ceremony’ today for Queensland’s first public specialised centre for 15 to 25-year-olds fighting cancer.

Sky News, Sony Music and Sony Foundation...

Tuesday, 30th Nov 99

With Sony Foundation’s programs spread far and wide across Australia, we were just too excited when we learnt of the joint initiative between Rainbow Corporate Partner Sky News and Sony Music Australia with their new program, Paul Murray LIVE Our Town. This tour will see Sky News’ number one show visit regional locations across Australia throughout 2019, a number of which are home to Sony Foundation’s programs.

The King of Queensland visits our Camper...

Tuesday, 30th Nov 99

NRL legend, Johnathan Thurston, paid a special surprise visit to Sony Foundation’s two Townsville Children’s Holiday Camps on the 24th September, much to the delight of the campers and companions on the St Patrick’s College/Ignatius Park Townsville Sony Camp and the Townsville Grammar Sony Camp.

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