|Dreams2Live4 was founded by metastatic cancer patient, Annie Robinson. Annie understood the need to “treat the soul as well as the disease.”
“If we can encourage people to think of what their dreams may be and help them achieve these dreams, they just may improve the outlook of their disease,” said Annie.
Our Dreamers range from 17 years old, from all walks of life, with all types of cancer, and they all have their own unique dreams. We have had weddings, hot air ballooning, adventures to the reef and snow. Some dreamers ask to meet their idols, others long to create lasting happy memories. We’ve had a man that wanted to catch a barramundi (he caught six!), another who wanted to drive a truck and a women who left palliative care for a day of pampering with her daughter and grand daughter.
Sadly, Annie passed away in 2009. She has left a legacy of hope which lives on today in the work of Dreams2live4. On 1st September 2015 Annie’s Dream came true when Dreams2Live4 became a national charity in its own right! The charity has now has worked with more than 1200 Dreamers and their families and we reach out to over 270 hospitals across Australia.
To make life changing dreams come true for adults with advanced cancer.
To provide an opportunity for adults living with metastatic cancer to realise their dreams, giving them goals on which to focus and helping them to live a positive healthy life.
There is excitement and anticipation in identifying, planning, and focusing on a 'dream' ! When it is achieved, there is a feeling of joy and positive well-being that lasts beyond the dream itself. All this translates to a healthy state of mind that benefits people living with cancer.