August 26, 2019
Written by Jamie Loh
At Arcare Peregian Springs, clients and families all joined together today to support the Cancer Foundation in raising money for their cancer research.
The funds raised also goes towards people in the community who need the Cancer Foundation’s help to survive their journey while been treated for the disease.
It is amazing to hear that Australia is one of the leading countries in research for cancer.
Clients and families also thoroughly enjoyed listening to Victoria Dawson from the Cancer Foundation give a wonderful 30-minute talk.
The talk was engaging and educational as she explained all the research, the different kinds of cancer and where the Cancer Foundation is heading today.
She also went into detail about how the Cancer Foundation helps and supports everyone.
It is an honour for Arcare Peregian Springs to raise $250 for the Cancer Foundation and the work that they do.
Many daffodils were sold at the café and we also had a concert with our lovely performer, Trish.
Everyone has been affected by cancer, whether it’s a family or a friend.
Presenting the opportunity to help and support a good cause to our clients and their families really gives them a sense of purpose.
It also gives them some form of comfort and meaning to know that they are helping in the research of cancer and supporting someone in their journey.
Jamie Loh is Arcare's Community Marketing Officer for Queensland. Jamie joined the Arcare team in early 2019, stepping straight into her responsibilities which include communications with the broader community and some internal communications responsibilities. Jamie is a firm advocate for consistent, varied communications to help bridge the gap between those living in aged care residences and those living in wider communities. Jamie utilises a broad array of strategies to help improve messaging and boost brand awareness. Jamie is passionate about improving engagement between those who are enjoying their retirement in Arcare residences and family and friends who live in the wider community. She is always advocating for new methods of communicating, including new strategies and mediums. After graduating from Brisbane State High School in 2014, Jamie attended the University of Queensland where she earned a Bachelor's Degree in Communications (Public Relations) and Arts (Japanese). During her time at the University of Queensland, Jamie attended an intensive exchange program at Waseda University in Tokyo for two months.