Helping out at Genesis Cancer Care

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A gong made by members from Coolum Men’s Shed was presented to nurses Julia and Emily from Genesis Cancer Care recently. The gong will be struck when patients finish their treatment for cancer with the first person to strike the gong, Men’s Shed Vice President Terry Hehir who completed his treatment on the day of the presentation. Photo: Contributed  



We had a beautiful gong made by a member which was originally made to be used as a dinner gong but when we heard of how they are used at Genesis Cancer Care we thought that was a far more productive use for our beautiful gong. On completion of treatment, patients will either ring a bell or hit a gong to symbolise the end of their cancer journey. Our Secretary David Redfern was delighted to present the gong recently to two of the terrific and caring nurses Julia and Emily who are an integral part of the Genesis team at Buderim. The gong will be rung as patients successfully complete their treatment. Genesis has more than 40 oncology centres in metro and regional Queensland and Genesis offer their patients new and proven technologies, advanced techniques and approved treatment protocols. Together these mean the best possible life outcomes. Our Vice President Terry Hehir successfully completed his treatment only recently, just in time to be the first to use the gong on the day the presentation was made. For more information on the Coolum Men’s Shed please email  

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