Coolheads

Ms RYALL — Coolheads has achieved the goal of fundraising $145 000 for two scalp-cooling machines at Maroondah Hospital. These machines reduce hair loss for women undergoing chemotherapy for breast cancer and provide dignity and choice about if and who they tell about their challenges.

The funding also enables the staff to manage the machines as well as providing for further study into the machines' effectiveness. Women battling breast cancer will be able to access this equipment for free. Congratulations to the Eastern Health Foundation together with the East Ringwood and Heatherdale Bendigo community banks for their incredibly hard work and achievement. I am so proud of our community in achieving this goal.