Andrew Tu Scholarship in Pharmacy

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$131,566
97%
Raised toward our $135,000 Goal
512 Donors
160
days left
Project ends on December 31, at 11:59 PM AEDT
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Slade Pharmacy donates $5,000 to the Andrew Tu Scholarship in Pharmacy

June 18, 2021

Slade Pharmacy has contributed $5,000 towards the Andrew Tu Scholarship in Pharmacy. Slade are an integral part of the healthcare industry and particularly in the hospital and pharmacy sector, and we thank them for their support to our cause.

This takes our fundraising total close to $130,000 with the scholarship target within reach to ensure Andrew's legacy is established at the School of Pharmacy, with the hope that it helps benefit many others in years to come. 

Thank you, 

Eva Tu

COMEDY FOR CHARITY

June 08, 2021

We welcome a dear friend of Andrew’s and of the scholarship team, Dr Kim Le, back to Sydney for only one night of comedy where all proceeds will be donated to the scholarship! 

Join us for dinner, some drinks and a good dose of laughter! 

Tickets available through Eventbrite!! Hope to see you all there

 

Hi, I'm Dr Kim Le, medical doctor/comedian. Relive my hilarious hospital stories and come see my show for a booster-shot of medical humour*. Results may vary. If you are prone to jaw pain or urinating whilst laughing, your attendance is contraindicated... See why I sold out all my shows at Perth, Adelaide and Sydney Fringe Festivals.

*Since many medical colleagues rarely get out for live shows, certificates can be provided for Continuing Medical Education (CME) Points.

 

“Four Stars”- Adelaide Advertiser

“Great Show. Not just for the Medically Inclined. Left me wanting more” - Perth

"Dr Le has a remarkably personable funny side." - The Advertiser

“Super super funny guy, great laughs” - Perth Fringe

Biography

Dr Kim Le is an Australian medical doctor, psychiatrist by day & stand-up comedian by night. Kim was nominated for Adelaide Comedy's "Rising Starr" Best Newcomer award in 2018. He was also part of the 2019 Next Generation Comedy Show at the Adelaide Fringe. In 2019, he performed his sold-out solo show at Sydney Fringe "Not Medical Advice" where all proceeds went to The University of Sydney Andrew Tu scholarship. He has a TEDx Talk and is host of the interactive documentary film "Are You Addicted to Technology?" for SBS on Demand released in 2021.

2020 Wrap up

December 22, 2020

As the year of 2020 comes to an end, we would like to take the opportunity to thank all of our donors who have continued to contribute and donate to our cause despite a very challenging year. We have a lot to be proud of this year, and none of this would have been possible without your ongoing support.

 

The year started with the fundraising milestone of $100,000 reached at Cocktails for Chewy in February. The event raised over $15,000 towards the goal of $135,000 to establish a perpetual scholarship which will help further mental health research at the University of Sydney, Pharmacy School. 

 

On R U OK? Day in September, I took on a 100 Miles Cycling Challenge to mark the occasion, and to remind us all how a conversation can change a life. I finished in just under 7 hours, rode alongside a team of 4 strong cyclists, and was supported by a wonderful crew at the end. An incredible day which raised $9688 towards Andrew's scholarship. You can read more about the story from the Australian Journal of Pharmacy here.

 

In November, we were thrilled to welcome back the return of the Bunnings BBQ and raised close to $2000 despite ongoing COVID-19 restrictions. 

 

We are delighted to let you know that we have surpassed $115,000. This means we are only $20,000 away from realising the legacy we are creating in memory of Andrew. We are confident 2021 will bring us even closer to making this a reality and are positive this will help create ongoing possibilities in mental health research. 

 

Thank you for your generosity and continued support towards a cause so important to us. 

 

From everyone behind the Andrew Tu Scholarship in Pharmacy, we wish you and your loved ones peace and joy over the holiday season and a wonderful new year. 

Looking forward to seeing you all in 2021. 

With my love and gratitude,

Eva x

100 Miles to remind us all to check in with loved ones

September 11, 2020

Yesterday, I rode my first imperial century to remind us all how a conversation can change a life. 

 

From the generosity of donors we have raised over $5,500 (and counting!) for Andrew Tu Scholarship in Pharmacy to help future mental health research at the University of Sydney, School of Pharmacy to get closer to our goal of $135,000. 

 

I am feeling so grateful for the love and support. For the 160km, I wasn’t alone for any of it. When I decided to do the challenge I thought it would be a solo ride. Instead, I had a team of 4 strong cyclists who rode alongside me, and a group of incredible friends who took time off work and their busy day to be there at the end. My heart is truly overwhelmed with love. 

 

Thank you to the Australian Journal of Pharmacy for sharing our story and being the biggest supporters of mental health for our community and pharmacists. You can read the story here.

 

Sydney really turned on the weather for us. I finished 100 miles in less than 7 hours, and every mile for Andrew. You can still donate to our cause here.

 

With my love and gratitude,

Eva x

 

100 Miles for Mental Health and for the Andrew Tu Scholarship

August 20, 2020

This year, to raise funds for the Andrew Tu Scholarship in Pharmacy at the University of Sydney, I am taking on a cycling challenge on Thursday 10 September. As this day marks R U OK? Day, it is a reminder that on every day of the year we should support people who may be struggling. ​

 

So far our fundraising team has raised over $100,000 towards our goal of $135,000 since we started our fundraising efforts. The Andrew Tu Scholarship aims to encourage and support pharmacy graduates to make a positive impact within their profession, by raising awareness and reducing stigma around mental health. Most importantly, Andrew's scholarship will support the next generation of pharmacists who are at the forefront of primary care for their community, to not only identify those in need of help but be able to seek help for themselves.

 

This hasn’t been more important than now in 2020, with the significant challenges COVID-19 has presented. 

 

To date, my longest ride has been 100km and my fellow cyclists have asked when I will graduate from 60 miles to 100 miles. I have put this off for a long time, because I feared I wouldn’t make it, but on Thursday 10 September I will dig deep for 100 miles to raise awareness for mental health and in memory of Andrew. 

 

In light of the importance of mental health, we’re calling on everyone to learn what to say after are you okay? We want everyone in our community to feel they can talk about life’s ups and downs and access support if they need it. 

 

Every donation helps, so thank you very much for your generosity. In honour of Andrew’s life, I invite you to be part of our cause by making a donation today to support The Andrew Tu Scholarship in Pharmacy.

 

Please click here to make a gift today.

 

Stay updated on the 100 Miles for Mental Health here.

 

All my love,

Eva x

 

P.S. Seeking support riders and crew for any part of it! 

 

*Donations $2 and above are fully tax deductible.

 

 

 

Mid-year update

June 17, 2020

One year ago, the team started our fundraising process to leave a meaningful legacy in memory of Andrew to the University of Sydney. The challenges that we have faced due to COVID-19 has made it even clearer to us that we must keep the dialogue open for improvements in mental health, and support those who need it most. 

 

As we reflect on what has already been achieved, we are incredibly grateful for all the support from everyone. There have been many fundraising activities including the Blackmores Running Festival, Bunnings BBQ, R U OK? Day bake sale, Sydney Fringe Festival comedy night and corporate donations from the pharmaceutical industry. Most recently, we celebrated Andrew's life through the event "Cocktails for Chewy" where we raised over $15,000, taking our total to over $100,000. We would like to take this opportunity to thank every single one of our donors for your support and generosity in the past year. Your contribution has helped us get closer to making a difference for the future of mental health research in pharmacy. 

 

As we close in on our goal of $135,000 we hope to have some exciting fundraising ideas and events to share with you soon! During these difficult times, we only ask those who can, to continue supporting our fundraising efforts by making a donation for the scholarship. If you make your donation by 30 June 2020, 100% of your gift will be tax deductible for this financial year. 

 

Thank you for all your love and support. We hope to see you all very soon.

Eva x

 

Now more than ever, we all need to be there for each other

April 09, 2020

I hope this update finds you safe and in good health.

 

Three years on, as we remember Andrew, the Australian Journal of Pharmacy has published our story and vision towards a mentally better future.

 

I am delighted to share it with you here.

 

Until we meet again, take care.

Eva x

 

Over $15,000 raised at Cocktails for Chewy

March 13, 2020

It's with great excitement to share with you all the success of our most recent fundraising event, Cocktails for Chewy, which was held on Saturday the 29th of February. We were joined by Professor Andrew McLachlan, members of the School of Pharmacy, University of Sydney, family and friends. 

 

Thanks to the overwhelming support pre-event and on the night we raised over $15,000 for Andrew's Scholarship. This brings us closer to our goal of $135,000 to establish a perpetual scholarship which will support mental health research for generations to come. The crowdfunding page has now reached our next milestone of $100,000! 

 

None of this is possible without the generosity from everyone, both by those who couldn’t attend and those who celebrated with us. Thank you for keeping Andrew’s memory alive, and sharing your memories of him with me on the night. Your support and belief in us means a lot to everyone in the team. Shout out to Banchō for hosting us! 

 

With my love and gratitude,

Eva x

 

Cocktails for Chewy - 29 February 2020

February 03, 2020

Tickets are on sale now!

 

The team from The Andrew Tu Scholarship in Pharmacy are excited to invite you to our next fundraising event. Throughout 2019, we have been inundated with encouragement and support as we work towards our goal of raising $135,000 for a perpetual scholarship to further mental health research at The University of Sydney, School of Pharmacy.

 

In 2020, we are kicking off our fundraising calendar with a great night out, in the true spirit of Chewy. We are delighted that the Head of School & Dean of Pharmacy at The University of Sydney, Professor Andrew McLachlan AM, will join us for this special event. 

 

Bancho is a cocktail and whisky small bar in the heart of Sydney that will host our private charity evening, a location and night that Chewy himself would no doubt have thoroughly enjoyed.

 

Your ticket will include cocktails on arrival at 4:00pm, roaming canapes, special pricing on beverages throughout the evening as well as the opportunity to be part of a fundraising raffle to win some great prizes and experiences. Formalities will wrap up at 8:00pm, with hospitality continuing into the night.

 

Everyone is welcome to come! We look forward to seeing you and your friends for a top evening!

 

Buy your tickets here.

 

Image of Bancho by Jeremy Plaisance

Upjohn, a division of Pfizer Australia, donates!

January 17, 2020

Pfizer recently invited our fundraising team to speak at their World Mental Health Day morning tea at the Head Office in Sydney.

 

Thank you to Pfizer for letting us share our story, and for being part our vision to raise awareness for mental health conditions. It was a pleasure to witness a culture where colleagues looked out for one another and encouraged open communication in the workplace. 

 

A huge thank you to Pfizer's Upjohn division for their generous donation of $5,000 to the scholarship. We are incredibly grateful for your continuous support in the mental health space. 

 

Click here to see Pfizer's announcement on LinkedIn.

 

Lundbeck Australia contributes $6,000

January 17, 2020

We are pleased to announce that at the end of 2019, Lundbeck employees voted to make the Andrew Tu Scholarship in Pharmacy the sole beneficiary of the charity gift giving initiative at the company.

 

We are extremely grateful to the staff at Lundbeck. Thank you so much for your generosity and for choosing to support our cause.

 

                               "We hope that the scholarship fundraising target will soon be realized

                                 and appreciate the work that has been undertaken so far to ensure

                                  Andrew has a lasting and fitting legacy that benefits many others."

                                      Michal Sørensen, Managing Director, at Lundbeck Australia.

 

 

Save the Date!

December 06, 2019

To welcome the new year in 2020, we would like to invite you to save the date for a very special night in Sydney for the Andrew Tu Scholarship in Pharmacy fundraising team on Saturday 29 February.

 

We are doing what Andrew "Chewy" loved most, spending time with those closest to him over a whiskey or two, sharing countless stories and moments of laughter together.

 

We hope you can join us and can't wait to catch up with you then. 

 

More details on the event to follow. 

 

50% of funds raised towards our $135,000 goal!

November 28, 2019

We are very pleased to update you all that we are halfway towards our target of $135,000 to establish an endowed scholarship in memory of Andrew. With some successful fundraising activities in the last couple of months, including the Blackmores running festival, Bunnings BBQ and charity comedy night with Kim Le, we've seen our tally climb above our expectations. 

 

In September, a team of 20 runners ran the Blackmores Running Festival covering the marathon, half-marathon and the 10km to fundraise for the scholarship. Thanks to many generous donations from friends, family and colleagues the target of $20,000 was well exceeded with a final total of $24,325. A huge effort by all the volunteers and a massive thank you to all who contributed!

 

Thank you to Z Software

October 16, 2019

Z Software has contributed $5,000 towards the Andrew Tu Scholarship in Pharmacy crowdfunding campaign.

 

Many members of the Z Software team are University of Sydney alumni from the School of Pharmacy and are delighted to be part of an initiative that helps raise awareness and reduce stigma around mental health.

 

Thank you to Z Software for supporting the Andrew Tu Scholarship in Pharmacy. We are very grateful to have your support.

 

Thank you to Mundipharma Australia

September 13, 2019

For this year's RUOK? Day, Mundipharma supported the Andrew Tu Scholarship in Pharmacy, organising a bake sale to help raise funds for the scholarship. The company has already contributed $5,000 towards the crowdfunding target of $135,000.

 

Thank you to Mundipharma Australia for supporting the Andrew Tu Scholarship in Pharmacy.

 

Dr Kim Le to donate all proceeds from his Sydney Fringe Festival 2019 Stand Up Comedy Show

August 12, 2019

Dr Kim Le (Kimmo), a dear friend of ours, is performing his first solo show at the Sydney Fringe Festival in Kings Cross on 19 September and 21 September.

 

In addition to his personal donation to the scholarship fund, Kim has decided to donate all proceeds from his two performances to the Andrew Tu Scholarship in Pharmacy. His generosity has left us speechless, and we greatly appreciate his ongoing support for our cause. 

 

We hope that you will join us in supporting Kim by buying tickets to the show, which promises to be a fantastic night for a great cause.

 

You can purchase tickets here

 

Thank you,

Eva Tu 

A letter from the Head of School and Dean, Pharmacy

July 01, 2019

A letter from the Head of School and Dean, Pharmacy, Professor Andrew McLachlan AM.

Team #tugood participating in this year's Blackmores Sydney Running Festival

June 18, 2019

Our team, #tugood, is participating in the Blackmores Sydney Running Festival on 15 September to raise funds for the Andrew Tu Scholarship in Pharmacy.

 

We are delighted to announce the incredible members of our team who have volunteered to be part of this cause and put their hand up to fundraise. They are a really special bunch and you can learn more about them by following our Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/andrewtuscholarship/ or by searching @andrewtuscholarship.

 

Please donate to your favourite runner or the team page at https://crowdfunding.sydney.edu.au/g/tugood 

 

Thank you for your generous and compassionate support. 

 

Update

June 05, 2019

The University of Sydney's INSPIRED philanthropic campaign was celebrated last Saturday night with a room full of people who have made extraordinary things possible. The event acknowledged generous gifts from donors who have overcome adversity and embraced opportunity. It was an honour to be invited to celebrate these stories, and realise how simple acts of kindness transform into a lifetime of ripple effects. 

 

The celebration coincided with the beginning of our own vision to create a better future. A big thank you to The University of Sydney School of Pharmacy and the Dean, Professor Andrew McLachlan, for the overwhelming support and a generous personal donation to kick off our campaign.

 

Thank you,

Eva Tu

 

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