An Important Message from the John Logan Foundation
Over the last eight years, the John Logan Foundation has helped 420 Australians with cancer, providing more than $1.2million in ‘Gift of Hope’ grants towards non-PBS treatments.
From its inception, the Board has taken the view to support as many people as possible; in turn, giving each person hope for more time with their family and friends, more memories, more living.
With significant positive changes to the medications now available on the Pharmaceutical Benefit Scheme, the Board has made the difficult decision to close the Foundation.
The JLF has been fortunate to receive support from different Australian industry sectors over the years. The Gift and Homewares industry members, many of whom knew John Logan personally, have been a mainstay and this support grew exponentially over time. We would also like to acknowledge the support from pharmaceutical companies and other medical services who have partnered with us to ease the process for those in need.
More than 150 clinicians have requested assistance for their patients since 2010. To efficiently process these applications, the JLF has benefited from the long-standing dedication of our independent Medical Advisory Panel, a select group of volunteer medical professionals who assessed patient applications with expertise, discretion and speed.
Ultimately, our work would not have been possible without the generosity of individuals in the community. The Board is sincerely appreciative of all the monetary contributions received, as well as those who have volunteered their time, knowledge and energy to achieve our mission.
On behalf of the Logan family, we are amazed and incredibly proud that the JLF was able to help so many people in our dear John’s honour. John was very special to usl and the family will be forever grateful to all those who contributed to making the JLF an undeniable success.
To manage our final round of ‘Gifts of Hope,’ we will accept donations until Sunday, 30 September. Online donations can be made here. After we have fulfilled our commitments, any surplus assets will be distributed to the GI Cancer Institute (www.gicancer.org.au). The GI Cancer Institute is a not-for-profit organisation dedicated to Gastrointestinal cancer patients, developing clinical trials to improve the wellbeing of these people.
Thank you for your support of the John Logan Foundation. There have been many in need, we have helped as many as we can — and you have made the difference.