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.

 

 

CONNOR'S ERG CHALLENGE 2020

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!

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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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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. 

GOODS THAT DO GOOD


Get some RCD merch in your hot little hands! Whether your noggin’ needs warming, or your body needs drying – we’ve got you covered all year round, no matter which side of the globe you’re in. 

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GET READY TO GIVE YOUR BRAIN A SPIN…


…Birdbrain is coming back. We are working with Deloitte to revamp Birdbrain, ready to hit your screens this May. We hope you’re as excited as we are!

$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 IS NOW FULLY FUNDED!


It is with great pleasure that we announce our AIM Brain Project is now fully funded. We couldn’t have done this without you, our awesome supporters, along with our generous funding partners.

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.

CERN & Robert Connor Dawes Pediatric Fellowship

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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

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RCD Foundation Bird

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.

 

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CONNOR’S SPIRIT KEEPS ON INSPIRING

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