Jennifer's story

An estimated 134,000 new cases of cancer will be diagnosed in Australia this year.*

Monash Health is helping Australians suffering with cancer.
The Moorabbin Cancer Centre provides radiation therapy services to the people of south-eastern Melbourne.

Jennifer Herbert was diagnosed with breast cancer and participated in a clinical trial at Moorabbin Hospital. 

Jennifer was inspired to do more for other Australian’s suffering with cancer. So this year she held a fundraiser to purchase a scalp cooling machine for Moorabbin.

Scalp Cooling machine’s help preserve the hair of patients receiving chemotherapy treatment. This helps cancer patients maintain a positive self-esteem. Sometimes looking sick, can make being sick even harder to face. 

Jennifer’s fundraising event was an overwhelming success. With the support of family and friends Jennifer raised an incredible $69,000!

You can make a difference to cancer patients today

You can support cancer patients too. Simply click ‘donate’ now, your gift will assist in the purchase of new equipment like the scalp cooling machines.


Feeling inspired by Jennifer’s fundraising efforts? Hold a fundraising event of your own! Whether you want to do a fun run, bake stall or movie night – you can fundraise for Monash Cancer Centre. To start your fundraising webpage simply click start fundraising now and start planning your event today!

*Cancer Council Australia Fact Sheet

If you have any questions please contact the friendly staff at the Monash Health Foundation on (03) 9594 2700 or email them at

Thank you for making a difference in the lives of our patients! 

Monash Health Foundation

At Monash Health we are passionate about providing exceptional healthcare for Victorians of all ages. We provide care across the entire lifespan, from prenatal care to paediatric, women’s health, cardiology, intensive care and palliative care as well as support for families and carers.

The Monash Health Foundation raises funds for new technology, innovative projects, education, research and capital improvements to deliver excellence in health care across Monash Health. There is always more we can do to help our patients.

The major hospitals we support include Monash Medical Centre Clayton, Monash Children’s Hospital, MonashHeart, Moorabbin Hospital, Dandenong Hospital, Casey Hospital, the Kingston Centre, and Cranbourne Integrated Community Care Centre as well as many other community health centres across Melbourne.

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