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Ethan’s fight for life

Six-year-old Ethan is a sports and television-loving little boy who is facing a heartbreaking fight for life. On AFL Grand Final week last year, his...

Digging deep for beloved teacher

The community has rallied behind a much-loved teacher who has been diagnosed with two types of cancer. Sesilia Palu, a Grade 6 teacher at Truganina...

Dog drug trial helps cancer fight

The University of Melbourne’s U-Vet Werribee Animal Hospital is set to embark on a milestone trial involving a drug which may help dogs, and...

Doing laps to save lives

Susan Grant was 38 years old and a single mum when she found out she had breast cancer in 2008. The Werribee resident had gone...

Relay’s fun and funds

Wyndham Vale residents Nina Nilsson and Bec Salmon know what it’s like to have a loved one diagnosed with cancer. Miss Nilsson’s mother survived breast...

Push for more cancer screening

The North Western Melbourne Primary Health Network has launched a project aimed at increasing community participation in cancer screening in Wyndham and Brimbank. The network,...

Help dreams come true for young Josh

The family and friends of Point Cook teenager Josh Erikson have started an online fundraising campaign to help the 17-year-old tick off some of...

Friends rally for charity

It takes a brave person to drive an old Ford on a 2500-kilometre mystery route through the Australian wilderness in the name of charity. That’s...

Cash coup for cancer

By Dewi Sherry It was a function to fight cancer and it turned into a cash bonanza. More than $13,000 was raised at a Girls Night...

Cancer survivor launches fundraising night

Raising awareness of bowel cancer is a cause close to the heart of Hoppers Crossing woman Julie Toner. She was diagnosed with the illness in...

Wyndham Vale teen launches cancer campaign

Cancer has been a big part of Marissa Williamson’s life. Her nan had breast cancer in 2002 and now has lung and throat cancer. Her...

The long and short of a Mitchal’s fund-raising cause

Mitchal Cunningham has been growing his hair for two years, but he’ll be cutting it off this weekend to support his cousin. When Mitchal, a...

Point Cook resident to test endurance level for love

When Sharon Isaak lost husband Max to cancer, fitness and exercise helped her through the grief. Now, almost two years on, the Point Cook resident...

Punching on to beat cancer

It’s the breast cancer fundraiser that packs a little punch. Members at Hoppers Crossing gym Punching Kilos Boxing and Fitness will pull on the boxing...

Sammy’s shorn thing

Sammy Fullwood has only one more month to enjoy her long locks before removing them all in the name of charity. The 30-year-old Tarneit resident...

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Community safety forum explores crime trends

Wyndham residents were given the opportunity to hear from local and state level police officers about crime trends in the municipality at this year’s...