Saturday, March 21, 2009

gawler program coming to the dandenongs

For the first time, people dealing with cancer in the Dandenong Ranges have access to The Gawler Foundation’s 12 week Cancer, Healing and Wellbeing Program.

Robyn Jones, Program Faciliator and I at the launch of the Gawler Foundation program in Belgrave.

Earlier this month I launched the program along with Gawler Foundation facilitator Robyn Jones. I was happy to lend my support to the new program, which would directly benefit people dealing with cancer in the Dandenong Ranges.

The Gawler Foundation has helped countless people deal with cancer over the past 28 years. Their approach will allow those with cancer to make informed, effective choices to better manage their journey.

It is a terrific initiative to bring the program to Belgrave to enable those affected by cancer to participate locally. The Belgrave program will commence on Wednesday 25 March and is part of The Gawler Foundation’s continuing efforts to bring its world leading lifestyle-based programs to those who need it most.

Since 1983, The Gawler Foundation’s programs have been offering up to date information on a range of cancer related topics and strategies.

The Belgrave program will be facilitated by Robyn Jones, a member of The Gawler Foundation’s therapy team. Robyn has worked in health and education for many years, with experience in counselling, leading groups and training others. Her work at the Foundation includes running educational programs, teaching meditation, counselling, palliative support and leadership training.

When: Wednesday 25 March and runs to Wednesday 10 June.
Where: Belgrave Library, Reynolds Lane Belgrave (Melways Ref: 75 F10.)
Time: 10am - 12.30am.
Cost: $ 430 per participant for 12 weeks and $215 for support people. Partners or a family representative are also encouraged to attend to better understand the principles of this lifestyle approach and offer the most effective support. Bursaries may be available on application for those needing financial support to participate in the program.

For course details and to reserve your place, please call The Gawler Foundation on 5967 1730 or visit

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