SUPPORTING PAEDIATRIC BRAIN CANCER – TO BEAT THE #1 DISEASE KILLER OF YOUNG PEOPLE
IN MEMORY OF
ROBERT CONNOR DAWES
THIS IS OUR OUR MESSAGE TO YOU…
You have been in our thoughts and hearts as together we careen down this unchartered road that COVID-19 has taken us.
Paediatric brain cancer doesn’t stop in the face of a crisis – children and families affected, and the research we fund need our support now, more than ever.
GO GREY YOUR WAY
This May we are bringing Go Grey in May to the comfort of your own home. Help us celebrate the brain and raise awareness for paediatric brain cancer. During May, each week we will have a different way for you to feel good, enjoy yourself and learn a few things.
RUN YOUR WAY
Connor’s Run WILL be back this September – and we are holding true to our ‘More Fun Than Run’ mantra, however, you will notice a few changes for this year only.
We are launching our eighth Connor’s Run on the 23rd of April and hope you will join us for what has become the world’s largest event for paediatric brain cancer.
A HEARTFELT THANK YOU!
This year marked our biggest Connor’s Erg Challenge to date, with 12 rowing teams across the US and Australia raising over $70,000! We were blown away by our teams’ enthusiasm and commitment to changing the odds for young people facing brain cancer. See you in 2021!
ARE YOU A KEEPER?
While it doesn’t sound like much, giving up even one coffee a week and donating that $5 could make a life changing difference to young brain cancer patients. And when you become a regular donor, we’ll make it official and send you your very own RCD Foundation Keep Cup!
GIVE BRAIN CANCER THE KICK!
We are gearing up for another Kicking Goals for Brain Cancer round on Sunday August 2nd. Thanks to our wonderful supporter, the South Metro Junior Football League (SMJFL), clubs from across the league raised over $32,000 in 2019.
$10 MILLION FOR PAEDIATRIC CANCER CLINICAL TRIALS
Thanks to brain cancer industry collaboration and the Federal Government, The Australian and New Zealand Children’s Haematology/Oncology Group (ANZCHOG) and the Australian Brain Cancer Mission are set to receive $10 million over five years!
FIND OUT MORE
Brain cancer kills more children than any other disease. 80% of those diagnosed with high grade tumours will lose their battle within five years. For 30 years brain cancer has remained critically underfunded and as a result, survival rates have barely changed in that time. We’re here to change that.
We’re all about changing the odds of paediatric brain cancer, to make brain tumours go the way of the dinosaurs. This is why we we fund brain projects in the areas of research, care and development – to fund the science to end brain cancer and support patients in the meantime.
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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
Named AFR 100 Women of Influence 2018 – Liz Dawes
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.
CONNOR’S SPIRIT KEEPS ON INSPIRING