Curran Foundation is an independent charitable foundation supporting Sydney's St Vincent's Hospital. We are proud to support the foundation over the past few years, through substantial donations which has assisted in the recruitment of state-of the-art medical and surgical equipment and facilities.
Vittoria Coffee has been a long-standing partner of the St. Vincent's Curran Foundation. Most recently the Curran Foundation held a fundraising campaign to raise $5.2 million to build a new state-of-the-art Haematology and Bone Marrow Transplant Ward at St. Vincent's Hospital Sydney.
Through our donations, we've been able to help the Curran Foundation purchase Capsule Endoscopy equipment that allows for non invasive diagnosis of the intestinal tract. The patient simply swallows the camera/sensor capsule which is about the size of a large pill and a complete picture of the intestinal tract is provided, to make diagnosis of gastrointestinal disease much easier.
Vittoria CEO Les Schirato AM provided valuable mentoring and advice to the St. Vincent's Curran Foundation for the overall range of activities to raise the funds. Vittoria sponsored an advertising campaign, Delta Goodrem.
At the 2015 Life Ball, in which Delta Goodrem preformed, the fundraising goal of $5.2 million was achieved, a huge achievement for everyone involved. Construction of the brand new Haematology and Bone Marrow Transplant Ward at St. Vincent's Hospital is expected to be finished by mid-2017.
We also donated funds for an Icycler MyiQ real time detection system for bowel cancer, it may be a complex name but it does a very simple and worthwhile job, it rapidly and sensitively detects the early warning signs of bowel cancer.
Click here to visit the St. Vincent's Curran Foundation Website.