Somewhere in between being one of Australia’s most successful recording artists and judging contestants on The Voice, Delta Goodrem has been finding the time to set up a new foundation.
Yep, it’s called The Delta Goodrem Foundation and its first initiative is to work with St Vincent’s Hospital in Sydney to help fund vital research into cellular therapy to improve treatment for blood cancers like Hodgkin’s Lymphoma – the same cancer Delta battled as a teenager.
“At 18 years old I began treatment for Hodgkin’s Lymphoma and my life was forever changed,” The Voice judge says in a statement.
“During this time, I was overwhelmed with all of the love, support and kindness I received from the public, friends, family and my incredible team of healthcare providers at St Vincent’s Hospital.”
Since then, Delta has helped raise over $7.3 million for the hospital’s new Hematology, Blood and Marrow Transplant Ward.
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I am so excited to share with you that after many years of planning, I am proud to announce the launch of the @deltagoodremfoundation. ⠀ ⠀ I have been so blessed and inspired throughout my life by the kindness of others and continuing to give back is a very important focus in my life. ⠀ ⠀ The Delta Goodrem Foundation will strive to touch lives and inspire hearts through our work and spread kindness and hope and support for those facing illness, hardship and inequality. ⠀ ⠀ As we launch the Foundation, I am proud to announce our partnership with @stvincentshospitalsydney. As a grateful patient and Hospital ambassador, the first initiative of the Foundation will help to advance vital research using cellular therapy to improve treatment for blood cancers like Hodgkin’s Lymphoma and other diseases. It is a field of medicine that holds great promise for how patients will be treated in the future using a patient’s own cells as a treatment for a range of conditions and diseases. ⠀ ⠀ As the Foundation grows, we will continue to identify and evaluate areas of need that we feel we can make a difference.⠀ ⠀ I would love for you to join us on this journey. ⠀ Please visit our website DeltaGoodremFoundation.org for more information. ⠀ ⠀ Love & light! ⠀ Delta
She’s also announced a new Fellowship program “dedicated to research for finding a cure to blood cancers” which will be known as the Delta Goodrem Foundation Fellow in Cellular Therapies.
“Cellular therapies uses a patient’s own cells as treatment,” she explains.
“It has the potential to transform bone marrow transplantation and cure many types of blood cancers and other diseases as well as help to fight infection and increase immunity.”
And it looks like finding a cure for cancer isn’t the singer’s only mission.
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“The Delta Goodrem Foundation will strive to touch lives and inspire hearts through our work and spread kindness and hope and support for those facing illness, hardship and inequality,” she writes on social media.
“As the Foundation grows, we will continue to identify and evaluate areas of need that we feel we can make a difference.”
If you’d like to learn more about Delta’s work, head to the DeltaGoodremFoundation.org.