November 11, 2019

Bev Carman hosts 10th annual Oaks Day Luncheon

Long standing Northern Health Foundation supporter and Kilmore resident, Bev Carman, hosted her 10th annual Oaks Day Luncheon event on Thursday, 7 November.

Guests celebrated Oaks Day in true form with Kilmore Trackside awash with florals and fascinators for a day of music, dancing, food and fashion – with all proceeds from the event going towards cancer services at Northern Health.

Guests enjoyed champagne on arrival, a three-course luncheon and entertainment including competitions for ‘Fashions on the Field’ and best hat.

Bev said the event is important because it means she can support our services.

“The money we’ve raised in the past has gone towards purchasing chemotherapy chairs, two wig libraries, storage cabinets and cooling caps which help patients keep their hair,” Bev said.

This year, the Oaks Day Luncheon raised over $7,000.

Northern Health Foundation Director, Yvonne Amos, said, “Bev Carman has been a tremendous supporter of Northern Health for more than a decade with her Oaks Day Luncheon celebrating its tenth year last Thursday. Bev has also been a staunch advocate for our cancer services over these years, having raised over $80,000 from the Oaks Day Luncheon alone.”

“This year’s event welcomed over 130 guests with funds raised supporting the purchase of a scalp cooling machine for patients receiving treatment at our Craigieburn Centre. My heartfelt thanks to Bev Carman and her Can-Do Volunteers for their hard work and continued commitment to Northern Health and helping us to provide the best possible care to the northern community,” Yvonne added.

Bev Carman (centre) and guests
Left to right: Bev Carman, Kerrie McWilliam, Trudi Hay
Northern Health staff enjoying the day!

Featured Image (left to right): Andrew Williamson (Executive Director, Northern Health Foundation), Yvonne Amos (Director, Northern Health Foundation), Bev Carman (Northern Health Foundation Patron), Trudi Hay (Northern Health Foundation Board Director), Peter McWilliam (Northern Health Board Director and Northern Health Foundation Board Director)