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A Little Change A Big Difference

A Little Change Big Difference is a community initiative aiming to break the World Record for the longest line of coins. The current record, held by a community in Austria, is 75km, but it is time for Ballarat to take the title! Our aim is for 90km of coins so that we smash that record out of the park.

All proceeds from the World Record attempt will go to support the BRICC Wellness Centre, to continue to provide supportive care programs and facilities for cancer patients within the Ballarat and Grampians region.

Cancer is a life altering disease that does not discriminate. We will be appealing to people from all walks of life in the Ballarat and Grampians communities to save their coins to contribute to the World Record attempt and ultimately help BRICC continue to support cancer patients through their journey.

The World Record attempt is planned to take place at Llanberris Athletic Track on Friday 6th December 2019.

Event organiser Shane Darroch, who has been raising funds for the Wellness Centre since his mother passed away from cancer seven years ago, says, “This is an exciting community event that could put Ballarat in the spotlight and also show that a little change can make a big difference”.

This community-run initiative is supported by the City of Ballarat and Ballarat Health Services.

The Ballarat Regional Integrated Cancer Centre (BRICC) houses the Wellness Centre, which is designed to meet the needs of patients both during and post treatment with the aim of empowering and supporting people with cancer to take an active role in their health and well-being.

The Wellness Centre offers evidence based complementary therapies designed to offer support and information as well as strategies to deal with pain, fatigue, nausea and anxiety in a safe and healing environment. Our aim is for patients to feel supported, informed and empowered throughout their cancer experience.

Programs held within the Wellness Centre:
• Oncology Massage
• Yoga
• Financial Advice Sessions
• Info sessions on diet and exercise
• Art Therapy
• Info sessions re fatigue
• Mindfulness
• Info sessions on sexuality, lymphoedema and more
• Shiatsu
• Look Good Feel Better program

There are no government funding sources for Wellness Programs and presently we rely on philanthropic sources to deliver these valuable services. Our aim is to provide programs to patients in the Wellness Centre free of charge to improve accessibility to a population that is already under financial disadvantage from the impact of their disease.