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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Alfie Chivers CRISPR Project

January 17, 2020

Hudson Institute of Medical Research is set to receive $226,000 over two years to fund its CRISPR research project, known as the Alfie Project. The project is named in honour of Sara Chivers and...

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Educational video series with Dr. Greg Wheeler

September 30, 2019

The PNET Cancer Foundation has facilitated the production of a series of educational videos with Dr. Greg Wheeler – a leading paediatric radiologist and oncologist at the Peter MacCallum Cancer...

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United Unicorns for Zoe

September 25, 2017

Meet the brave Geelong family campaigning and fundraising for brain cancer research. In March 2017 five-year-old Zoe Stanley was diagnosed with Glioblastoma Multiforme (GBM), a very rare and...

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AIM BRAIN at work - how Olivia's diagnosis inspired a $50k fundraising drive

July 23, 2017

Meet the incredible Melbourne family who’ve raised more than $51,000 for brain matters in just five months. Since receiving a shock diagnosis of their daughter Olivia’s ependymoma in January...

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Harry the hero: our latest ambassador

February 16, 2017

We are delighted to have Harry join the Robert Connor Dawes Foundation as our newest Ambassador. Harry Dunn is a survivor.  He has faced, as a teenager, one of life’s cruellest obstacles: a...

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Hayley & Pippa's brain matters

September 8, 2015

In what has quickly become one of our proudest stories, Hayley White and Virginia Rea joined Liz to donate $20 000 to the Royal Children’s Hospital, in honour of Pippa Rea. This donation was...

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We'll miss you Pippa

April 1, 2015

A very sad day for the Robert Connor Dawes Fund and all that loved and admired the gorgeous & beautifully wise, strong and spirited Pippa. We feel privileged to have been able to offer her...

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Key Donation in Memory of Campbell Hoyt

November 20, 2014

The Robert Connor Dawes Fund is pleased to announce that it will be supporting paediatric ependymoma research at the Weill Cornell Medical Centre in New York. This donation will be made in memory of...

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Joyful Callum

May 1, 2014

Angels & Heroes stories are true tales of courage and heart from the families & friends of those who have fought a brain tumour. Callum was diagnosed at 13 months with a malignant brain...

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