NDIS with Coloplast

Our sponsor Coloplast is running an information session in Bendigo on Thursday 23rd March from 6:30pm

NDIS Info Session

Central Victorian Spinal Cord Injury Support Network

Foundation 97 is welcoming in the new year with the commencement of the Central Victorian Spinal Cord Injury Support Network.

The network meetings will commence on February 1st at 11:30am at the Bendigo Stadium and will continue throughout February at other locations within the City of Greater Bendigo.

This network has been designed to assist those with Spinal Cord Injuries to have the opportunity to hear from guest speakers, support services and have pre arranged activities to attend throughout the year. It will enable those with SCI and their families and carers to ask questions, seek advice and suggest opportunities they may wish to try but have never known where to begin. See below for more information.

Sponsored by GMHBA and the Bendigo Volunteer Resource Centre.

Central Victorian Spinal Cord Injury Support Network

Welcome to our latest supporters…

Coloplast ANZ has recently come on board as a major supporter of Foundation 97 and Life Is Beautiful Magazine. Not only do they have extensive knowledge regarding continence care, they are also well informed on the rollout of the NDIS. The clip below was arranged by Coloplast featuring our Director’s Noel and Tracey



Life Is Beautiful Magazine…

After an incredibly busy year, we are thrilled to announce the launch of our latest project, Life Is Beautiful Magazine at Parliament House, Melbourne on Tuesday August 16th.

A very special thank you goes to The Hon Martin Foley – Minister for Housing, Disability and Ageing, The Hon Jacinta Allan MP, Sue McKenzine, Maree Edwards MP, Martyn Stradbroke, and Mayor Rod Fyffe for assisting us in organizing such an amazing opportunity. Thank you also goes to all who attended and for your ongoing support and encouragement.

Order your copy today by contacting us lifeisbeautiful@f97.com.au

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Latest News from the Foundation

What our supporters say:-

Foundation 97 Limited is a much needed and worthwhile cause and I am confident it will grow to be a National Foundation.”
Maree Edwards MP, Victorian Labor Opposition
I admire the foundation’s focus on supporting differently abled individuals to live a full life, especially with its focus on helping with participation in sports and other activities that I and most others take for granted.
Lisa Chesters, Federal Member for Parliament
I believe we’re all lucky and fortunate that we have Foundation 97. Noel and Tracey have done a fantastic job with their dedication to the cause. Foundation 97 will change the lives of people like me with a SCI. We should all support Foundation 97 as much as we can.”
Naz Erdem OAM, World Champion Rugby Player and Foundation 97 Ambassador
The Victorian Government applauds the work of Foundation 97 Ltd. I sincerely thank everyone who has made a contribution to this year’s event and congratulate Foundation 97 on the launch of the 2014 ‘Lucky I’m Alive Day’”
Dr Dennis Napthine, Former Victorian Premier
The NDIS aims to support individuals with a disability to exercise the same level of choice and personal control in their lives that is available to other citizens and this ambition is consistent with Foundation 97 Ltd’s goals.”
Dr Dennis Napthine, Former Victorian Premier
It is my absolute pleasure and privilege to be involved in Foundation 97 and in particular Lucky I’m Alive Day. The work all those involved have done in the space of two years is truly phenomenal. Their heartfelt enthusiasm and generosity of spirit is both humbling and inspiring.”
Danni Di Toro, Former World Champion Wheelchair Tennis Player and Former Foundation 97 Ambassador
Both Noel and Tracey have taken a life changing moment and used it to make a genuine difference in the lives of SCI individuals who, for various reasons, don’t have access to the necessary funds to reintegrate in the community and further enhance their physical and mental well being. While today is all about celebrating life and feeling grateful for all that we have in this moment it’s also about remembering that we all have a role to play in ensuring that those affected by immensely life changing circumstances are not left behind and rendered invisible.”
Danni Di Toro, Former World Champion Wheelchair Tennis Player and Former Foundation 97 Ambassador