Think Pink Breast Cancer Sanctuary Opens in Docklands
The generosity and ten-year commitment of leading Australian property company Mirvac in supporting women with breast cancer through the work of the Think Pink Foundation has resulted in the opening of a new Think Pink Living Centre at Mirvac’s Yarra’s Edge Community in Melbourne Docklands.
Federal Member for Higgins, Dr Katie Allen officially opened and toured the new Think Pink Living Centre at Yarra’s Edge, Docklands yesterday.
Located on the ground floor of the Forge residential apartment building, the new $1 million Think Pink Living Centre has been designed, funded and built by Mirvac in partnership with a number of its contractors and suppliers.
This significant contribution which forms part of Mirvac’s commitment to invest $100 million in the social sector by 2030 continues the near decade relationship Mirvac has had supporting Think Pink, an independent charitable foundation that provides professional and holistic support to patients, their families and carers at any stage of their journey with breast cancer.
Left: Ron Smith, Chairman, Think Pink Foundation; Andrea Cannon, Think Pink Living Centre Manager and Breast Care Nurse; Shane Gannon, Director, Chief Financial Officer, Mirvac; Dr Katie Allen MP, Federal Member for Higgins; Megan Mamur, Marketing Manager, Mirvac; and Elysa Anderson, General Manager of Residential Victoria, Mirvac at the official opening of the new Think Pink Living Centre.
Mirvac General Manager of Residential Victoria, Elysa Anderson said that health and wellbeing is important to Mirvac with dedicated wellness facilities across its masterplanned community and apartments portfolios designed to support a healthier lifestyle for residents.
“Mirvac has been working with the Think Pink Living Centre since its inception, assisting more than 3,000 women who have accessed Think Pink’s services. We are honoured to enable the creation of the new Living Centre and ensure the foundation can continue to grow delivering its unique and important services,” she said.
Mirvac award winning in-house design team were thrilled to be part of this special project. Mirvac Design Senior Associate, Victor Wong, said the new Living Centre’s flexible layout includes a function space, the wig fitting room, therapy room, counselling room, kitchen and dining area, private offices for staff and storage.
“We wanted to create an inviting space where people can dwell, where it doesn’t feel like a clinic and people don’t feel like they’re going to the doctor,” he said.
The location of the new Think Pink Living Centre at Mirvac’s Yarra’s Edge community will see Think Pink’s clients and volunteers benefit from access to the lush parkland, and riverside walking trails – not to mention the tranquil waterfront environment with city vistas – to enhance their Living Centre experience and assist with rehabilitation and recovery.
Patron of the Think Pink Foundation and Founder of the Living Centre, Irene Hendel OAM said, “the opening of the new Think Pink Living Centre at Docklands was a very special moment for the organisation and a significant contribution from Mirvac to ensure our free services could continue to assist women facing breast cancer and their families.”
Andrea Cannon, Think Pink Living Centre Manager and Breast Care Nurse said the facilities and the ambience of the new Living Centre design provide an atmosphere of calmness and restfulness.
“Breast cancer can be a psychologically challenging time for clients, and they need private spaces so it will be great to have areas designated for our different services, as well as private office space.”
Ms Cannon said the new Living Centre will provide clients with more access to outdoor activities, including a weekly walking group along the Yarra River, and will enable us to host more events for families and partners at the Wharf Landing Park on the Centre’s doorstep.
For more information on the Think Pink Foundation and the Living Centre, please visit https://www.thinkpink.org.au/.Media Enquires: