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


IN MEMORY OF
ROBERT CONNOR DAWES

mRNA Vaccine Technology Gives Hope to Children with Brain Cancer


We are proud to announce that we have partnered with The University of Queensland, committing over $1.2 million to develop a brain cancer vaccine. With in-kind support from the University and a total project investment of approximately $2.4 million over a three year period, it is the first of its kind to apply technology to treat paediatric brain cancer.

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ROW YOUR HEART OUT FOR BRAIN CANCER!


Connor’s Erg is back, join us in February 2024. Registration is free and easy. And when you FUNdraise $25 you get our awesome tank top. We also have lots of awesome FUNdraising prizes up for grabs. 

 

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CONNOR’S RUN


Over 5000 big-hearted participants, donors, and volunteers from all around the world helped make Connor’s Run 2023 an unforgettable event. Over $1.7 million was raised for young people with brain cancer, bringing our 11-year total to close to $11.5 million. Your incredible efforts are honouring Connor’s legacy, and changing the odds for kids facing brain cancer, thank you!

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COLES HEARTS FOR BRAINS CAMPAIGN


Over $270,000 was raised across Victorian Coles stores during the Hearts for Brains campaign. Bringing the total raised since 2014 to $1.4 million for kids with brain cancer. Thank you!

LIZ SPEAKS


I love what I do… I hate why I’m doing it

Liz has developed powerful & practical tools that she practises every day: Re-framing, re-imagining & re-affirming. Liz can provide new perspectives and inspire your team, group or company.Book Liz to speak at your next meeting or event.
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AIM BRAIN UPDATE


AN AUSTRALIAN FIRST: NEWLY ACCREDITED DIAGNOSTIC TEST TO TRANSFORM DIAGNOSIS OF CHILDREN WITH BRAIN CANCER.

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GGIM


Join us in May for Brain Cancer Awareness Month- Go Grey in May. A time for the young, and the young at heart to get together and raise much needed funds and awareness for kids with brain cancer.
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‘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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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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T.HOUSE

The amazing team at T.House have developed a range of products that have been made in collaboration with Australian artisans. There is their best seller, the room & linen spray, the ceramic diffuser and the Zoi bowl & beads which feature our little bird mascot. All these products and more are available to purchase at the T.Shop and all profits are donated to our Foundation.
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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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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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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.

You can’t take it with you…but you can change the odds for kids with brain cancer

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Ependymoma Science Meeting ‘EpCam 2023’

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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

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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