Our ONTrac at Peter Mac Victorian Adolescent & Young Adult Cancer Service was literally on the track this Monday.
About 20 young people with cancer were hosted by the Tickford Racing Team, at Sandown Raceway.
“This was a fantastic day out and we extend a big Peter Mac thank you to Thomas Randle, and everyone at the Tickford Racing Team, for making our young people feel so welcome” says Kate Thompson, Program Manager at ONTrac at Peter Mac.
“Not only did they get to experience some exciting `hot laps` of the track and see the cars and facilities up close, Tickford co-owner Rusty French made a $5000 donation that will fund and extend support programs for young people at Peter Mac.”
Thomas Randle, the 2020 Dunlop Super2 Series champion, is in remission from testicular cancer that was discovered in early 2020.
"For me it was a great way to give back to the people at Peter MacCallum," he says on Tickford Racing's website.
"They were fundamental in treating me over the last 12 or so months through my journey, that’s where I had all my chemotherapy done, that’s where my surgeon is based, and the ONTrac program is really good for young adults and adolescents who are diagnosed with any cancer.”
A cancer diagnosis during the adolescent and young years can be highly challenging for young people and their families.
ONTrac at Peter Mac is a multidisciplinary team of healthcare professionals who work alongside cancer specialists at Peter Mac and beyond to ensure all aspects of a young person’s health and wellbeing are given attention both during treatment and in the years beyond.