The OTIS Foundation was established more than 15 years ago in Bendigo to support women dealing with the challenges of breast cancer and their families by providing access to retreat accommodation at no cost.
This unique gift aims to reduce the psychological impact of the disease by allowing guests to relax, reconnect and create special memories with their loved ones.
Today the charity, which still manages all of its operations from its office located in Bendigo, has grown to have a national presence, providing access to more than 30 properties and offering over 3,500 nights each year.
The OTIS Foundation relies heavily on corporate and community support to fund the costs associated with the operation of its retreat network. The OTIS Team is proud of its partnership with UFS Pharmacies and the support of UFS members.
Member contributions are directed to local properties in Mandurang, helping to cover the expenses associated with providing the cleaning and linen, estimated at more than $5,000 annually per property.
The staff, Board and volunteers from The OTIS Foundation would like to acknowledge and thank UFS Pharmacies and their members for their ongoing support. The annual donation received from UFS Pharmacies enables The OTIS Foundation to provide close to 50 nights at no cost to its guests.