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Mike and Jan Becker’s youngest daughter was diagnosed with ovarian cancer at just 14 years of age. Thanks to the help of dedicated surgeons and oncological staff, she is now a cancer survivor.

The Cherish Foundation, founded by Professor Andreas Obermair, generates vital funds for the research and trial of treatments for gynaecological cancers.  Becker Helicopters support this needy cause though financial donations and through in kind support.

The following is an extract from the Cherish Foundation’s official website; to read more or to donate click the link – http://cherishfoundation.com.au/about-us/help-us-help-her/

“Cherish Women’s Cancer Foundation’s reason for existence is to transform gynaecological cancer research to improve the outcomes of women and families fighting the battle.

Critical to fulfilling this mission is inspiring you to help lead our cause. Your voice is needed to help spread the word. Your sphere of influence can stimulate desperately-needed public support for vital funding of world leading gynaecological cancer research being conducted in Australia. Kinder treatments that could improve women’s lives are awaiting clinical trial right now. More caring methods of care are awaiting clinical trial right now.

So what we need… what she needs right now… is for people like you to inspire others to care enough to donate, advocate and start a movement.” – Cherish; Women’s Cancer Foundation, their Mission Statement.

The following is an extract from the Cherish Foundation’s official website; to read more or to donate click the link – http://cherishfoundation.com.au/about-us/help-us-help-her/

“Cherish Women’s Cancer Foundation is about cherishing women and cherishing women’s right to receive the very best cancer treatment possible. We want to make a lasting difference in the lives of our patients and their families. Our aim is not only to increase the awareness of gynaecological cancer, but also to correct the gross shortage of resources and funding we currently face in this State. “We need treatment that is kinder, gentler and more effective. The best treatments we have right now are not good enough.”

Despite treatment outcomes being classed as a ‘success’ in medical terms, for a large number of women these treatments are likely to compromise various aspects of her life. The foundation is committed to transforming the landscape of gynaecological cancer and delivering the kindest, gentlest treatments to ensure each and every woman, in this life and the next, is cherished.” – Prof. Andreas Obermair, Founder, Cherish Foundation

The following is an extract from the Cherish Foundation’s official website; to read more or to donate click the link – http://cherishfoundation.com.au/about-us/help-us-help-her/

“Firstly, who is ‘her’? She is the 1 in 22 Australian women who will be diagnosed with a gynaecological cancer sometime in her life. She will almost certainly be someone in your life. Maybe your mum, your sister, your daughter, your partner, your friend, your gran, your auntie, your niece, your cousin, yourself. With the best treatment available, she might be one of the 6 in 10 women who will survive the next five years and despite best efforts and world-class expertise, collateral damage from the treatment is common. Quite simply, the best gynaecological cancer treatments currently available today are not good enough for her. We need treatments that are kinder, gentler and more effective. Cherish Women’s Cancer Foundation is a non-for profit organisation established with the single-minded purpose to transform gynaecological cancer research and treatment. It’s our sole reason for existence … our mission.” – Cherish; Women’s Cancer Foundation

Cherish release a short video to be shared about the foundation and what they do. To watch it click Cherish Her.


The following is an extract from the Battle Against Ovarian Cancer official website; to read more or to donate click the link – http://battleagainstovariancancer.org/

“Sparks are set to fly in our Corporate Battle Challenge when business rivals go head-to-head in the Battle Against Ovarian Cancer on Sunday 22 February 2015 at Sandstorm Beach Club, Nathan. This year we’re taking the competition up a notch and urging Brisbane’s leading corporates to issue a Battle Challenge to a competitor – on the beach volleyball court and in the fundraising stakes. Join businesses such as QML, Sullivan Nicolaides Pathology, Cutting Edge and Channel 9 in taking a stand in the fight against women’s cancers.

May the best team win!” – Battle Against Ovarian Cancer Official Website

 

The following is an extract from the Battle Against Ovarian Cancer official website; to read more or to donate click the link – http://battleagainstovariancancer.org/

“At little history: the inaugural Battle Against Ovarian Cancer event was held in January 2012 and featured an exhilarating exhibition match between players from the St. George Queensland Reds and the Mission Queensland Firebirds. Five-time Olympic beach volleyball champion Natalie Cook was so inspiring that she has MC’d the event ever since.  In 2012, we had over 200 competitors in 40 corporate and community teams.” – Battle Against Ovarian Cancer Official Website, The History.

Each year has brought new success and more fundraising for a very worthy cause.

You can register a team to compete or donate to an existing team by clicking here!

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“The Battle is the signature fundraising event for the Cherish Women’s Cancer Foundation . It is a social beach volleyball tournament that doesn’t require previous volleyball experience. Money raised will help fund research into more effective, less invasive treatment options for gynaecological cancer sufferers. The event will be held at Sandstorm, Natalie Cook’s beach volleyball club on Brisbane’s south side (just near Mt Gravatt).” – Battle Against Ovarian Cancer Official Website


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Mid-Wife Vision is a cause established by Jan Becker which seeks to improve neonatal and maternal health in limited resourced areas through education, community effort and professional support.  Becker Helicopters is a strong supporter of this cause. In 2014 it donated 4 neonatal resuscitation simulators to Amana Hospital in Dar es Salaam (Tanzania) for emergency resuscitation training and has supported Jan’s role as advocate of this cause and her travel to and from Tanzania.

To connect, learn, donate or read more please visit http://www.midwifevision.com/

“To connect back to what I love dear…. Neonatal and maternal health in limited resourced areas. To be part of a team that is making a difference……to be part of something that is bigger than the ourselves, to give generously without any expectations, obligations or agenda’s. I am not sure I can convey in words the generosity and love that was so evident by all the people who  gave in  gifts of money, equipment – baby clothes, knitted beanies, it was a beautiful and very moving placing those little hats on the babies heads  – the mothers soaked up today the gifts and Golden strands of love infused into every stitch knitted or crocheted for them….the mothers ….some had tears in their eyes…as did I….and all  given by you all as total strangers 1000’s of miles away” – Capt. Jan Becker, MidwifeVision

To connect, learn, donate or read more please visit http://www.midwifevision.com/

“Our vision is to promote maternal and child health through education, global community participation and providing resources for the nursing and midwifery force. Each year millions of women and children die from preventable causes. I know you’ve heard it all before, these are not empty words. They are people with names and faces.” – Capt. Jan Becker, MidwifeVision

To connect, learn, donate or read more please visit http://www.midwifevision.com/

“The WHO estimates that one million babies die each year from birth asphyxia (eg. inability to breathe immediately after delivery). The HBB program addresses this challenge as well as helping to move forward Millennium Development Goal #4 reduction of child mortality by two thirds from 1990 to 2015” – MidwifeVision, Helping Babies breath one breathe at a time


The following is an extract from the Tough Mudder Website, to read more please click the following link – https://toughmudder.com.au/

“Tough Mudder is not a race. A Tough Mudder event is a personal challenge — the goal is simply to complete the course. This is why we do not time people and why we try to avoid using the word ‘race’ when describing our events. This is a critical tenet of our philosophy and our pledge.” – Tough Mudder Official Website

The following is an extract from the Tough Mudder Website, to read more please click the following link – https://toughmudder.com.au/

“The Mudder Pledge:

I understand that Tough Mudder is not a race but a challenge. I put teamwork and camaraderie before my course time.

I do not whine – kids whine.

I help my fellow mudders complete the course. I overcome all fears.”

The Tough Mudder Official Website

 

Becker Helicopters donated their services at a Tough Mudder Event in order to raise much needed funds for the Cherish and Legacy Foundations. To read more visit our Tough Mudder 2013! page.

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“Tough Mudder is a 16–20 klm obstacle course designed to test all-around strength, stamina, teamwork, and mental grit. Tough Mudder is Probably the Toughest Event on the Planet. Probably.” – Tough Mudder Official Website

Capt. Mike Becker and approximately 10 other pilots trained for months and then competed whilst Becker Helicopter’s also donated their time and resources to raise money for the Cherish and Legacy Foundations.