SUPPORTING BRAIN MATTERS IN AREAS OF RESEARCH, CARE AND DEVELOPMENT
IN MEMORY OF
ROBERT CONNOR DAWES
$100 MILLION COMMITTED TO BRAIN CANCER RESEARCH!
On 29 October 2017 the Federal Government announced the establishment of the Australian Brain Cancer Mission to double the survival rate of patients within 10 years.
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A VERY MERRY CHRISTMAS MARKET
It’s the most wonderful time of the year and this December we’ll have all your favourite gifts at our annual Christmas Market. PLUS, new socks and a silent Instagram auction! We’ll also be doing the market a little differently this year, instead of one location we’ll be ‘popping up’ all around Bayside!
Australian Government co-funds AIM BRAIN Project, thanks to your efforts.
Bringing world-leading brain tumour research to young Australians.
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$782,000 raised for brain matters
This year we broke all the records with our biggest Connor’s Run yet! Thanks to an amazing 4,000 participants, 650 volunteers and our fantastic sponsors we raised more than $782,000 for brain matters. The money raised will allow us to continue funding crucial projects in the areas of research, care and development and allow us to invest in new ones. We can’t thank everyone involved enough, bring on Connor’s Run 2018 – Sunday September 16!
We’re all about changing the odds. To make brain tumours go the way of the dinosaurs. To support the science and in the meantime the patients. This is why our brain matters projects are in the areas of Research, Care & Development.
ABC Radio Melbourne, November 13, 2017
Bayside Leader, September 20, 2017
The Australian , August 25, 2017
Warrnambool Standard , August 25, 2017
For 16 months, Connor’s brilliant mind, strong body and gentle soul faced off against an ependymoma. Like many others, his brains and brawn gave it all to fight against the poor odds. But on April 20, 2013, Connor’s own battle ended. Inspired by his spirit of Aeternum Fortis, we created the RCD Foundation as a tribute to him and other brain tumour fighters.
AWARDS & RECOGNITION
Nominated for Australian of the Year Award 2017 – Liz Dawes
Local Hero 2016 – Electoral Division of Goldstein – Liz Dawes
Victoria / Tasmania Park & Recreation 2015 – Event of the Year – Connor’s Run
Melbourne Awards 2015 – Community Event Finalist – Connor’s Run
Australia Day Award 2015 – Bayside Citizen of the Year – Liz Dawes
Australia Day Award 2014 – Bayside Event of the Year – Connor’s Run
THE RCD STORE
Goods that do good. And lots of them. Check out our top-selling socks.