About Ependymoma

October 22, 2020

Robert 'Connor' Dawes (Connor to his family and friends) was diagnosed with anaplastic ependymoma in 2011. He was 17 and had his whole, bright future ahead of him.  He underwent surgery which caused...

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Connor's Burger Day Raises Over $9500

October 13, 2020

Connor's Burger Day at The Royale Brothers raised $9560 over two days, that's a lot of burgers! We’re so grateful to the team at The Royale Brothers for putting Connor's Burger Day on, their...

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Connor's Burger Day

October 5, 2020

The awesome team behind one of Melbourne’s top rated burger spots are doing what they do best, and creating a delicious burger to help the brain.  Connor’s Burger Day is running for two days...

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Over $1.3 million raised for Paediatric Brain Cancer... Our Biggest Connor's Run Yet

October 1, 2020

Thank you for helping to raise $1.3 million for paediatric brain cancer  You did it! You took on the challenge to make brains matter in 2020... and absolutely hit it out of the park! Over 3,800...

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Profiling Ependymoma - Connor Dawes

September 25, 2020

Saturday 26 September is Childhood Brain Cancer Awareness Day, this year the focus is on ependymoma. Robert ‘Connor’ Dawes was born in Wisconsin in 1994, however he spent most of his life...

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Profiling Ependymoma - Georgia Brown

September 24, 2020

Saturday 26 September is Childhood Brain Cancer Awareness Day, this year the focus is on ependymoma.  Georgia Brown is a beautiful, active five-year-old girl. She loves playing with her sisters,...

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Profiling Ependymoma - Olivia Phelan

September 22, 2020

Saturday 26 September is Childhood Brain Cancer Awareness Day, this year the focus is on ependymoma. Olivia Phelan was 15-years-old when she was diagnosed with an ependymoma in January 2017. The...

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

September 17, 2020

INNOVATIVE NEW CLINICAL TRIAL TO GIVE HOPE TO AUSTRALIAN KIDS WITH DEADLY BRAIN CANCER The Robert Connor Dawes (RCD) Foundation is committing $250,000 to co-fund the NICHE-HGG trial, that will give...

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Connor's Run Weekly Highlights Video

September 14, 2020

We have absolutely loved seeing each and every one of you share your Connor’s Run with us, thank you. For the next few weeks we’re going to share a highlight video of the week that was. So make...

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Smashing our FUNdraising goals

September 8, 2020

You did it (again!) Another FUNdraising goal reached, and we cannot thank you enough. These extra funds raised have allowed us to announce a number of new initiatives: The Gideon Gratzer and Grace...

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