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Zonta Breast Care Cushions
The Zonta Breast Care cushions provide comfort to women (and men) in the post-operative phase of breast
surgery. Cushions are supplied to most hospitals in each Area. Distribution in hospitals is by Breast Care
Nurses. Throughout the year Zonta Clubs in this District and others in Australia hold sewing bees to make
these sought-after cushions. The feedback received from recipients has been positive, with one woman noting
that receiving the cushion was a turning point for her in helping to change her outlook and feel more positive.
The Zonta Club of Redcliffe in Queensland has produced an informative DVD called 'Side by Side', specifically
designed for newly diagnosed breast cancer patients. It comprehensively covers all stages of the breast cancer
journey and doesn't just focus on one aspect of treatment.
Zonta Breast Care Cushions are
designed to be worn over the shoulder.
D23 Project Coordinator, Mary Burford
Zonta Birthing Kits
Every ninety seconds a woman dies of complications related to pregnancy and childbirth. approximately
525,000 women die annually in childbirth, many from infections acquired duirng childbirth. For every woman
who dies in childbirth, probably 30 incur injuries and infections - many of which are often painful, disabling,
embarrassing and lifelong. 60 million women give birth each year with the assistance of a Traditional Birth
Attendant or no assistance at all.
Zonta Birthing kits provide for a clean birthing environment that decreases the risk of death from infection and
bleeding. The Zonta Birthing Kit Foundation has now been established - for $25 a year you can be a member
of this worthwhile non government organisation - so why not join today!
Through Zonta action - over one million birthing kits have been sent to developing countries so far!
Zonta Birthing Kits are simple, effective
and save lives.
D23 Project Coordinator, Julie
Pull up displays of both of these projects are
available for clubs to use. Please contact your
ZI Service Recognition Award: This ZI award recognizes
outstanding service projects undertaken by Zonta clubs and
districts to benefit women in the local community -
Introduction - Guidelines - Form - Closes 30 November 2013
See also the ZI Service Tools