Through the continuing generosity of our local community, the following projects continue to be supported by Brave Hearts on the Murray

Consumer Information Days where specialist health professionals from Metropolitan centres have been key-note speakers and addressed important issues such aslymphoedema, breast reconstruction following mastectomies, hormonal problems associated with cancer treatments, strategies on how to cope with psychological trauma of cancer, to name a few.

Look Good Feel Better programs which show ways of enhancing body image that is crushed during cancer treatments are now running eight times a year in Albury/Wodonga.

A wide range of wigs that have been purchased to extend our choices of wigs for our Wig Library.

Pamper days for people who are having constant extended cancer treatments

Brave Hearts Dragon Boat Project where breast cancer survivors became the first group of women to build their own dragon boat who now participate (together with supporters and friends) in regattas Victoria wide and beyond. This group continues to inspire others locally, nationally and internationally with their wonderful vehicle they built to endorse awareness, fun, and loving support for their members. Members of the community recovering from any form of cancer diagnosis, their supporters and friends are encouraged to participate.

The purchase of oncology chairs for the local oncology wards.

Assistance in the purchase of a fridge/freezer for the oncology day unit at Wodonga Private Hospital.

A Wellness Clinic for women who have been treated with various cancers.

Our Celebration Garden, Belvoir Park, which was opened on 14 November 2010  consists of Jane McGrath, Iceberg and Pink Seduction roses surrounding a beautiful 2.5 metre bronze sculpture of a woman reaching to the sky. This tribute garden allows individuals, families and the wider community impacted by breast cancer to have a beautiful and significant place to commemorate their loved one, celebrate the survival of those who have won or are winning their fight against the disease, and celebrate the lives of those who have lost their fight against the disease. 

Isis was originally carved by local artist, Henry Dinning, from old tree roots and stood over a metre tall. The sculpture was enlarged and then cast in bronze. According to Egyptian mythology, Isis was a powerful and magical healer, gifted with the ability to cure mind, body and spirit and was also worshipped as a goddess who ensured everlasting life.

Isis was a particular protector and patron of women, guided them in childbirth, comforted them in bereavement and she affirms women as great sources of strength, healing and inspiration for each other. She shows us our own ability to heal ourselves and to heal others.

Provide financial assistance to cancer survivors who are having difficulties (via the Albury Wodonga Cancer Foundation’s Financial Assistance Program).

Fundraising for the Albury-Wodonga Carer Accommodation. The Accommodation Centre comprises architect designed motel style units which provide low cost comfortable and safe accommodation for patients and their carers when they are in need and at their most vulnerable.

Our future project will be the production of an Inspirational Book which will be produced on similar lines to our calendar and provide individuals embarking on a cancer journey some form of positive hope and inspiration from the positive experiences of others who have completed or are near the end of their cancer treatments.