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...

Keep reading

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...

Keep reading

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....

Keep reading


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...

Keep reading

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...

Keep reading

Connor's Erg - Connor's Story

January 21, 2021

  ROW YOUR HEART OUT FOR BRAIN CANCER Connor's Erg is back in 2021, although the challenge is a little different this year, row your way any day in February, find out more or register at...

Keep reading

Liz's Year in Review

January 15, 2021

Happy New Year-an improvement over last year, we hope! What can I say, that hasn’t already been said, after the year that has been? None of us has escaped unaffected-we’ve all had to make...

Keep reading

2018 CERN Robert Connor Dawes Scientific Fellowship Summary Report

December 21, 2020

2018 CERN Robert Connor Dawes Scientific Fellowship Summary Report By Dr. Claire King at the Cancer Research UK Cambridge Institute. Claire King, Ph.D., research associate at the Cancer Research...

Keep reading

Meet our first Gideon Gratzer PhD Scholar! Ihara 'Shazia' Adjumain!

December 18, 2020

Meet our first Gideon Gratzer PhD Scholar! Ihara “Shazia” Adjumain! We are delighted to announce the successful candidate for the Gideon Gratzer PhD Scholarship: Shazia Adjumain. Shazia is...

Keep reading

Very Merry Christmas Market 2020

December 8, 2020

Spreading the Christmas Cheer while raising $65,000 for paediatric brain cancer. On the 3rd December, a sunny 26 degree day in Royal Avenue Park, it was difficult to believe how wild the year 2020...

Keep reading