Community fundraiser for hand and upper limb research  

A community fundraiser event held in Yankalilla on Friday 17 January raised over $6,000 to support the research of Flinders University’s Hand and Upper Limb Unit.

Julie Vanzo, horse rider and adventurer, underwent three surgeries and years of rehabilitation to regain the use of her upper arm and shoulder following an accident.

Ever grateful for the support and research of the Hand and Upper Limb Unit at Flinders University, Julie brought together the local community, Flinders staff and patients for a supper, silent auction and raffle, to raise funds for further research.

Guests heard from Professor Greg Bain on the important orthopaedic research underway at Flinders University and the innovation that is within reach through investment in the field.

An artwork (pictured) donated by renowned artist Robert Hannaford will be auctioned at a private sale to add to the proceeds.

You can support hand and upper limb research and education at Flinders University, donate today.

Your donation will help others receive the cutting-edge treatment they need to enjoy independence and maintain their quality of life. Read how the Hand and Upper Limb Research at Flinders University has improved Julie’s life.

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