About WalkWest Virtual Landmarks Challenge (VLC)
With restrictions preventing the Western Health community from coming together for our traditional fundraising walk along the Maribyrnong River, we’ve developed WalkWest VLC - an exiting event, we can still do together, or virtually.
Now, no matter where you live or what hours you work, you can participate. And with 21 days to achieve the goal of 42km (or more), WalkWest VLC is the fundraising event that we can all do to support our healthcare heroes and the health of the west!
Challenge yourself to a marathon effort of 42km in 21 days – or distance between Flemington Racecourse and Werribee Zoo –either by walking the distance at home, at your workplace, or in your neighborhood (in line with State Government COVID-19 regulations of course).
For more about this event see the “How it Works” page.
Why WalkWest VLC?
Where your dollars go
Although we are a public hospital, government funding can only go so far. Donations provide that extra level of funding above our day to day operational costs and help to develop new programs and services, facilitate clinical research, secure the latest equipment and further enhance our facilities.
All funds raised from WalkWest will go directly to supporting the health of people living in Melbourne’s west.
This could fund a non-monetary support session for our Pastoral Care team to provide counseling and support to a family in distress, whose loved one is being cared for in Western Health’s Palliative Care Unit.
This could fund a vulnerable patient receiving a Telehealth session, or a visit form a nurse via the Hospital in The Home program. Western Health are reaching out into the community more than ever before, helping to create a hospital without walls to help deliver a more comforting best care experience for our patients.
This could help purchase an IPad so that our vulnerable patients isolated away from their family and loved ones due to the COVID 19 situation, or other infectious diseases, can maintain connection during the distressing time.
This could help a Western Health nursing team member to retrain and refresh skills to be able to assist and respond to urgent needs within our Intensive Care Unit.