What is the Jim Bacon Foundation?
The Jim Bacon Foundation provides practical support and financial assistance to cancer patients and organisations that support them during their treatment.
The Foundation keeps in regular contact with service providers, hospital auxiliaries, community groups and health professionals to ensure the needs of individuals are met and services aren’t duplicated. The Foundation also provides an annual scholarship program for up to three University of Tasmania students studying: the care and treatment of cancer; visual arts; or political science. More information is available on the University of Tasmania website.
Jim Bacon spent 25 years working in the union movement representing others and in 1996 became a Member of Parliament. In 1998 he was proudly elected Premier of Tasmania, a position he held until his resignation in March of 2004. The Jim Bacon Foundation was formed after Jim was diagnosed with inoperable lung cancer and his untimely death in June 2004.
Personal note from Honey Bacon
Jim was first diagnosed with inoperable lung cancer on Friday 13 February 2004. His treatment began shortly after an operation to remove a secondary tumor from his brain.
Extra money raised was used to buy large refrigerators with ice and cold water dispensers and large freezer compartments to allow patients on special diets to safely store their food.
Thank you to everyone who has already kindly donated to Jim’s memory. Together, we will endeavour to make a difference to people in need.
Community Based Support
Community Based Support (CBS) is an independent, not-for-profit community organisation, mainly funded by the Tasmanian and Commonwealth governments.
We provide in-home, centre based and other community based support services to frail aged and people with disabilities in southern Tasmania. We also provide respite for primary carers.
Click here for a link to the CBS website.
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