SUPPORTING PAEDIATRIC BRAIN CANCER – TO BEAT THE #1 DISEASE KILLER OF YOUNG PEOPLE


IN MEMORY OF
ROBERT CONNOR DAWES

CONNOR’S RUN 2022


Thank you to everyone who participated, volunteered and donated for Connor’s Run this year. You raised over $2 million for kids with brain cancer.  

Go to connorsrun.com

ROW YOUR HEART OUT FOR BRAIN CANCER


Registrations are open for Connor’s Erg, February 2023. It’s free to register, all you need is access to an erg machine! We are inviting rowing clubs, schools, gyms and individuals to join the fun.

 

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SPREAD CHRISTMAS CHEER, WITH RCDF THIS YEAR!


The Silly Season will be here before we know it! We have a few ways you and your workplace can support RCDF and check a few items off your Christmas “to do” list.
Now is the perfect time to beat the rush and find gifts for your colleagues, clients, family and friends that will make a real impact.

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SANDY LITTLE ATHLETICS,

COMMUNITY DAY

SAT 12th NOV

Community Day at Sandringham Little Athletics raising awareness and funds for paediatric brain cancer.  It was great to have our major partner Coles and their ambassador, 2 x World Champion and Olympic Bronze medalist, Kelsey-Lee Barber there alongside us.

BRAINHEART

August 31-September 20

Thank you! Over $419,000 raised this year for Coles BrainHeart in all Victorian Coles stores.

‘ONE AWESOME MOTHER’

LIZ DAWES’ OAM ANNOUNCEMENT

We’re extremely proud to announce Robert Connor Dawes Foundation CEO & Founder, Liz Dawes has received an Order of Australia (OAM) medal for her tireless and passionate work in changing the odds for young Australians with brain cancer. Liz has been working toward this mission every day since losing her 18 year old son, Connor to this cruel disease in 2013.

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A huge thank you to all of the footy clubs and supporters for giving brain cancer the kick! You helped raise over $30,000! 

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METAL BIRDS

Three Little Birds, was created in conjunction with Melbourne art installation studio, Metalbird. The design is a wonderful tribute to Connor, whose favourite song was Three Little Birds by Bob Marley. We play this song before Connor’s Run every year and feature the birds in our logo.

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MISTER ZIMI SARA CANDLE

In honour of Sara and Alfie Chivers, a mother and son who tragically, both lost their lives to brain cancer, Mister Zimi has created the Sara Candle. 100% of proceeds will go to the Alfie CRISPR Project at Hudson  Institute of Medical Research.

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OTHER PARTNERS:

PARTNER’S PAGE

T.HOUSE

The amazing team at T.House have brought in two amazing products that are fully designed and made here in Australia by a local artisan. There is a diffuser with essential oils and a room and linen spray available for purchase with all profits going towards RCD Foundation.

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RCD keep cup

 

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!

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GIFTS THAT GIVE BACK


Choose a gift that does good! We have something for even the fussiest family members. From jewellery to picnic blankets to cycling gear, you’ll not only be giving a unique pressie, but you’ll be helping support paediatric brain matters. How many gifts can do that?

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$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!
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AIM BRAIN 2.0


We’re pleased to announce funding for AIM Brain 2.0 is now underway. More to come…

ABOUT AIM BRAIN

THE FACTS

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.

THE MISSION

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.

OUR IMPACT

We’re proud of the many things we have achieved together with our community. Most recently we announced support for the next-gen tech of brain tumour molecular subtyping.

Sandringham Little Aths Community Day

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Legacy Ambassador - Dustin Perry's Book Now Available

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More Recent Stories

 


SPIRITED
CONNOR

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.

Connor’s Story

connor-spirit

RCD Foundation Bird

AWARDS & RECOGNITION

Presented with an Order of Australia Medal 2022 – Liz Dawes

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 products.

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