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


IN MEMORY OF
ROBERT CONNOR DAWES

SPREADING CHRISTMAS CHEER


Mark your calendars, THURSDAY 3 DECEMBER, 9am-8pm our Christmas Market is back, although it may be a bit different this year. We’ll be following all the government guidelines, but we’ll still be offering all your favourite festive goodies (decorations, RCD merch, plants, food items and more!) Delivery and click and collect will also be available on select items.
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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 funded by RCD Foundation. Available in two scents,  the candle will be sold exclusively via Mister Zimi in store and online
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GIFTS THAT GIVE BACK


Choose a gift that does good this Christmas! 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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OVER $1.3 MILLION RAISED FOR PAEDIATRIC BRAIN CANCER… OUR BIGGEST CONNOR’S RUN YET


Thank you to everyone who participated in Connor’s Run, Your Way Any Day. It was a fun filled month and we can’t wait to do it all again next year. Join us Our Way, One Day: Sunday 12 September 2021, Bayside to the Boatsheds, Melbourne. Or Your Way, Any Day: Whole month of September, anywhere in the world.


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BURGERS FOR BRAIN CANCER


THANK YOU to the very generous team at The Royale Brothers, their suppliers, our awesome volunteers and everyone who got behind Connor’s Burger Day. Over $9500 was raised for brain matters. That’s more than 950 Connor Burgers sold over two days!
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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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Thank you for using your brain to beat brain cancer. Together we raised $20,967 to help change the odds for kids facing brain cancer. Stay tuned, birdbrain will be back next May filled with new surprises. 

 

THANK YOU FOR MAKING BRAINS MATTER


A huge thanks to our wonderful and generous supporters for coming together as a virtual community to raise funds and awareness for paediatric brain cancer during May.

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GIVE BRAIN CANCER THE KICK!


Thanks to our incredible supporter, the South Metro Junior Football League (SMJFL), clubs from across the league have raised over $100,000 in the last five years. Unfortunately due to COVID-19, the 2020 season was cancelled, however we’re gearing up for another Kicking Goals for Brain Cancer event in 2021.

$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.

Innovative new clinical trial to give hope to Australian kids with deadly brain cancer

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CERN & Robert Connor Dawes Pediatric Fellowship

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Connor's Run hockingstuart video recap

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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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