Firstly I hope you had a happy festive season and that 2017 will be a good year for you and yours.
This month we welcome five new Members to DA$AW taking our total Membership to 43 – still a long way to reach that goal of 1000 Members, so if you know of anyone who might be interested in joining a cause which helps a range of smaller charities/causes then please encourage them to join at http://www.donateadollaraweek.com/353411214. Of course we want you to join too.
Just this week we have donated $170 to our December target AIME – Australian Indigenous Mentoring Experience.
For the month of January we have selected the Fiona Woods Foundation - Spearheaded by plastic and reconstructive surgeon and burns specialist Professor Fiona Wood AM.
Burns are a life altering event. They cause immediate and long-term traumas to mind and body and are arguably the most painful, unique and complex injury a human can suffer.
There are approximately 11 million burn injuries globally each year, leading to 300,000 deaths.
Burn injuries are a significant cause of death and disability and place a considerable financial burden on our health systems.
The Fiona Woods Foundation - see http://www.fionawoodfoundation.com/our-approach/ - undertakes ground breaking scientific and clinical research into pioneering new treatments for burns victims.
Whether it is a hot liquid scalding injury to a child or a horrific injury caused by fire, explosion or vehicle accident, the impact of a severe burn can last a lifetime with many having to deal with the physical and emotional effects every day of their lives
(Photo courtesy Fiona Woods Foundation)
Cheers and thank you for your continued support.