2016-07-25

The Honda Foundation Donates Vital Medical Equipment To Melanoma Institute Australia 

 

The Honda Foundation together with Scotts Honda have donated more than $16,000 to Melanoma Institute Australia to assist with the purchase of medical equipment to detect early stages of lympheodema caused by cancer treatment.

Melanoma Institute Australia

Chairman of The Honda Foundation, Mr. Stephen Collins, is pleased he Foundation can contribute some much needed funds for the organisation. “The Honda Foundation is proud to support the great work that the Meanoma Institute does, by allowing patient access to essential screenings to detect and treat lymphoedema in the earlist stages.”

Melanoma Institute Australia is a not-for-profit organisation that pioneers advances in melanoma research and treatment for 1,500 melanoma patients each year. Based in Syndey, Melanoma Institute Australia is dedicated to preventing and curing melanoma through innovative, world-class research, treatment and education programs.   

The Honda Foundation’s donation will provide Melanoma Institute Australia with an ImpediMed, a much-needed medical scanning device that successfully detects cases of lympheodema, a common side effect of surgery or radiation during cancer treatment.

Melanoma Institute Australia CEO, Carole Renouf, said the institute is incredibly grateful to The Honda Foundation for its philanthropic support.

“With The Honda Foundation donation, Melanoma Institute Australia can purchase a sophisticated medical device that will exponentially advance the early detection of lympheodema and assist us in early intervention in the future,” said Carole Renouf.

The Honda Foundation aims to provide assistance to local communities and foster goodwill among Honda Australia, Honda Motor Vehicle Dealers and the public. It draws funding from Honda Dealers and Honda Australia.

The Honda Foundation’s Honda Heroes loan vehicle program supports charitable organisations through a fleet of loan vehicles, assisting with activities for the disadvantaged, disabled or those suffering from illness.

For more information about The Honda Foundation and the organisations it supports, please visit www.hondafoundation.org.au.