New treatment now available for Australian kids with deadly brain cancer

March 22, 2021

Australian and New Zealand children diagnosed with a devastating brain cancer will now have access to one of the most promising treatments available worldwide. Children diagnosed with high grade...

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Introducing Our New Music Therapist: Megan Goodwin!

March 11, 2021

We're excited to officially introduce Megan Goodwin into our RCD Music Matters Pilot Programme, which has been generously funded by The Helen Amelia Hains Foundation. Megan is extremely well...

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Connor's Erg 2021

March 9, 2021

Thank you to all of the individuals and teams who used their brawn for brains, Connor’s Erg raised over $60,000 USD ($78,000+ AUD!) for paediatric brain cancer matters. It was a challenging year,...

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The Robert Connor Dawes Foundation & Pirate Ship Foundation PhD Grant

March 4, 2021

We're pleased to introduce our newest PhD grant recipient, Jamie-Lee Pitcher. This grant is co-funded with The Pirate Ship Foundation, over three years. Jamie's research is titled: Determining the...

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The Value of Volunteering

February 25, 2021

Why should I volunteer? I think the real question is: why not? There are so many great benefits from taking a few moments out of your week, month or year to put towards making a real impact on the...

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Legacy Ambassador Spotlight - Olivia Carland

February 18, 2021

In October 2012, 17-year-old Olivia Kate Carland was diagnosed with a brain tumour which was later confirmed as a Diffuse Intrinsic Pontine Glioma (DIPG). Read more about DIPG here In a vast...

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Shark Island Swim for Georgia

February 11, 2021

Sunday February 7, 2021 was a perfect sunny Sydney day, ideal conditions for team Sweet Georgia Brown's Shark Island Swim fundraising event. A group of over 15 participated in the 1km and the 2.3km...

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Professor Terry Johns + Telethon Kids Research Update

February 8, 2021

The outcomes for children with diffuse intrinsic pontine glioma (DIPG) and ependymoma cancer have barely changed in 30 years. The ependymoma cure rate is less than 60% and DIPG is nearly always fatal....

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INTRODUCING OUR NEW RESEARCH MANAGER: DR. KIM WARK

January 28, 2021

New year, new faces! Joining the RCDF team is our newly appointed Research Manager, Dr. Kim Wark. We're committing nearly a million dollars in funding to key projects each year, and having...

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Q&A with RCDF Events Manager Stuart Forder

January 27, 2021

We're pleased to announce the hire of our very first Events Manager, Stuart Forder! Our Foundation relies heavily on our events to raise our revenue and it felt like the right time to bring someone...

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