Soda and Erin Phillips will be proudly broadcasting live tomorrow from the Cancer Wellness Centre at Flinders Medical Centre, marking the fulfillment of Kerry’s Final Wish.
Last year, Soda rode a ferris wheel for 52 hours, breaking a Guinness World Record, in a bid to raise money to make Kerry’s Final Wish a reality.
Listen below to hear Soda and Erin Phillips recap Kerry’s Final Wish and all that happened last year….
The initiative received incredible support from the Mix102.3 community of FOTS (Friends Of The Show), who together donated more than $200,000 to see Kerry Briggs’ idea come to fruition.
Kerry passed away from cancer in 2016 after a five-year battle with breast cancer. Before she passed, Jodie and Soda gave her family back yard a complete makeover, including a special place for husband David and children Caitlin and Lachlan to go to remember their mum.
But there was also another wish. Kerry wanted people diagnosed with cancer to have somewhere they could go and receive emotional support for what they were going through. Previously at Flinders, patients finding out they had cancer only had the public cafeteria to sit in and digest the news.
Instead, the seven South Australians (on average) every day who are told they have cancer, will now have access to the state-of-the-art Cancer Wellness Centre.
This extra support will focus on a range of physical, educational, emotional and practical impacts which cancer can often have, including fatigue, anxiety, dietary, financial and employment concerns among others.
Located on the ground floor of the Flinders Centre for Innovation in Cancer, the centre will also be a valuable conduit in connecting patients and carers with support groups and other services in the community.
The opening of the Cancer Wellness Centre coincides with World Cancer Day on 4 February 2020.
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