12 results for author: Dana Lang


On your mark for Bridge to Brisbane

              Are you looking for motivation to get active this winter?   Why not join Team RBWH Foundation by walking or running in this year’s Bridge to Brisbane, Sunday 29 August? You’ll have the satisfaction of helping raise funds for health initiatives and medical research, such as potentially life-saving cancer immunotherapy clinical trials at Royal Brisbane and Women’s Hospital (RBWH).  Help us Raise it for the Royal by joining Team RBWH Foundation in one of Brisbane’s most iconic fun runs. You can register to run or walk in either a 4.5km or 10km ...

Run 21 for the Royal: a marathon fundraiser

Among the many valued supporters of Royal Giving Day, Reece Crawford deserves his very own crown. For 21 days straight, from June 10 until June 30, this former RBWH patient is running a progressive treadmill challenge, “Run 21 for the Royal”, as a way to say thank you to the hospital which saved his life. On Day one, Reece ran 1 kilometre. On Day ten, he ran 10 kilometres and by the time he completes this ambitious fundraiser on Day 21, Reece will be running 21.1 kilometres – a half-marathon – and hopes to have raised $21,000 along the way. Even more incredible though is Reece’s own story of persistence and endurance. In 2014, ...

Royal Giving Day – Thank YOU for Raising it for the Royal

A huge THANK YOU to supporters of the Royal Brisbane and Women’s Hospital (RBWH) Foundation Royal Giving Day after our fundraising goal of $500,000 was exceeded by more than $100,000. The RBWH Foundation’s 24-hour appeal was held on Wednesday June 23 in support of hospital-led research, staff education and patient care initiatives. The funds raised on the day came from community donations and fundraising, plus the incredible fundraising efforts of RBWH health care workers. As of Tuesday June 29, just over 1900 donors to Royal Giving Day boosted the tally to a staggering $612,000 and the total was continuing to slowly increase. From ...

Royal Giving Day 2019 Outcomes

Royal Giving Day 2019 Outcomes The response to our inaugural Royal Giving Day in 2019 was simply overwhelming. Thanks to the generosity of corporate and community donors, RBWH Foundation was able to raise just over $500,000. All of those funds, 100%, have been allocated to RBWH clinical priorities - research, staff education and training; and patient care. In 2021, with your help, we can save even more lives, fund more research and support additional patient friendly projects. 2019 Outcomes Research ICU: Antibiotic dosing in critically ill patients • Evaluation of what is called ‘off-label’ dosing of antibiotics for ...

Meet our inspirational Royal Giving Day star!

Meet Vicki Baker, the inspirational star of our Royal Giving Day campaign. Upper Caboolture primary school principal Vicki Baker was diagnosed with aggressive skull base cancer, not once, but twice. Invasive surgery to remove her tumour meant almost half of Vicki’s face to be reconstructed. The second time Vicki was diagnosed, she had only one wish – to live long enough to hold her newborn twin granddaughters, Maisie and Millie, pictured here with big sister Evie and her husband Russell. The long-awaited twins were born prematurely during COVID-19 hospital visitor bans. “I thought, if I don’t recover from this, I might leave this ...

Join our Royal Volunteers! 

Did you know TIME, donated by volunteers, is priceless to RBWH Foundation?   If you have a few spare hours, we would love you to help us as a Royal Giving Day volunteer on Tuesday June 22 .We only need a few hours of your time. We have several locations in the Brisbane CBD which require street collectors. Date:                    Tuesday 22nd June 2021 Times:                 7am – 9am 11am – 1pm 4pm – 6pm Locations:         King George Square 8 x Various City locations   We will provide all volunteers with an RBWH Foundation T-shirt to wear. AKQA Media ...

Raise it for the Royal! June 23, 2021

Raise it for the Royal! Royal Giving Day June 23 Double your donation to double the difference!   The countdown is well and truly on to Royal Giving Day, Wednesday June 23. Royal Giving Day is a 24-hour fundraising appeal – a day when Queenslanders can show their support and gratitude to Royal Brisbane and Women’s Hospital (RBWH) and our healthcare heroes, and help RBWH Foundation raise much-needed funds. Who can forget our inaugural Raise it for the Royal when RBWH was transformed into a sea of ruby and sporting heroes mingled with starstruck patients, while a dancing flash mob of Emergency staff took over the Ground Floor ...

A Preview of Hospital of the Future

There is nothing Royal Brisbane and Women’s Hospital (RBWH) Foundation takes pride in more, than showcasing the innovation, excellence and patient care that occurs at RBWH every day. Established as the leading philanthropic funding partner of RBWH, the Foundation’s role is to bring together Government, philanthropic partners and community in support of cutting edge medical and clinician-led research, latest equipment and technologies, and evidence-based patient care programs. We were honoured to host Queensland members of Women Chiefs of Enterprises International (WCEI) at Herston Biofabrication Institute to pay tribute to ‘Women’s ...

Lest We Forget our Medical ANZACS

Lest We Forget This year on ANZAC Day, when the strains of the Last Post echo throughout Royal Brisbane and Women’s Hospital (RBWH), the memories stirred will be deep and personal for patients as well as staff. “RBWH has probably deployed more reservists from within its staff ranks than any other hospital in Australia,” said Associate Professor Cliff Pollard AM, Former Metro North Hospital and Health Service (MNHHS) Board Member and avid RBWH historian. RBWH staff members and patients have been invited to line the Butterfield Street entrance to the hospital from 7:50am to pay their respects to the courageous men and women who have ...

RBWH plays key role in COVID-19 drug trial

RBWH plays pivotal role in ASCOT clinical drug trial Thanks to the incredible generosity of the Australian public, the first Australian clinical drug trial (ASCOT) to test the effectiveness of two existing drugs in patients hospitalised with COVID-19 is officially underway. The Royal Brisbane and Women’s Hospital (RBWH) is proud to play a pivotal role. RBWH is now ready to enrol patients in the trials, while our Pharmacy Department is packing medication kits and distributing them to around 70 other Australian hospitals and more than 10 New Zealand hospitals involved in the trials. The AustralaSian COVID-19 Trial (ASCOT) is testing whether ...