What the $100 million Brain Cancer Mission means for Brain Matters

November 3, 2017

A note from our Executive Director and Connor's Mum, Liz Dawes. Last weekend’s Government announcement of the Australian Brain Cancer Mission and $100 million dollars for brain cancer was...

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$100 million for Brain Matters!

October 30, 2017

On Sunday October 29 the Federal Government announced the establishment of the Australian Brain Cancer Mission to double the survival rate of patients within 10 years. Fuelled by a $100 million...

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United Unicorns for Zoe

September 25, 2017

Meet the brave Geelong family campaigning and fundraising for brain cancer research. In March 2017 five-year-old Zoe Stanley was diagnosed with Glioblastoma Multiforme (GBM), a very rare and...

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Spotlight on Brain Matters

August 25, 2017

The Australian Federal Government announces new focus on paediatric brain cancer. We are so excited! Yesterday was one of the biggest milestones in our charity’s history. Not only did the...

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Kicking goals for brain cancer - $25k worth of goals to be exact

August 6, 2017

What an incredible round of footy! Thanks to the South Metro Junior Football League (SMJFL) we raised an incredible $25,000 for brain matters last Sunday July 30. As SMJFL’s charity...

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AIM BRAIN at work - how Olivia's diagnosis inspired a $50k fundraising drive

July 23, 2017

Meet the incredible Melbourne family who’ve raised more than $51,000 for brain matters in just five months. Since receiving a shock diagnosis of their daughter Olivia’s ependymoma in January...

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New US Research Fellowship sees RCD Foundation ‘Arrive’ on Global Scene

May 27, 2017

Just short of four years after we've announced a major US research collaboration that represents another  breakthrough moment for our foundation in the brain cancer research field....

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Australian Government co-funds AIM BRAIN Project

May 9, 2017

Tonight the Australian Government announced milestone funding for paediatric brain cancer, including the AIM BRAIN Project which is an initiative of the Robert Connor Dawes Foundation together with...

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Connor's Run Launches for 2017

April 23, 2017

On Thursday April 20 we gathered the team, sponsors, partners and ambassadors of the run and RCD Foundation to celebrate the upcoming 5th annual Connor’s Run. With drinks, nibbles and a great view...

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4 years on - Liz reflecting on Connor

April 20, 2017

April 20, 2017 Four years ago today my beautiful and strong, world at his finger tips, 18 year old son Connor took his last breathe after a brave and philosophical journey with brain cancer. It seems...

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