Music Therapy Resource Grant Spotlight: Beth

October 25, 2023

16-year-old Beth was diagnosed with a pilocytic astrocytoma brain tumour and was loaned a steel tong drum to help her cope while going through treatment in hospital. It really helped her, but after...

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10 Years of Impact Film

June 7, 2023

The Robert Connor Dawes (RCD) Foundation are celebrating 10 years of impact our Foundation has made in the areas of research, care and development. Your awesome supports means we are able to fund...

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Music Therapy Spotlight: Charlie

October 7, 2021

Charlie is five years old and diagnosed with a medulloblastoma brain cancer. He is a RCD Foundation Music Matters recipient, and his love for music is evident! "Music therapy is the highlight of my...

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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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This is our message to you...

April 6, 2020

You have been in our thoughts and hearts as together we have careened down this unchartered road that COVID-19 has taken us. Many times during the last few weeks I have been reminded of the 18 months...

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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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Our latest commitments

November 28, 2015

After the tremendous success of Connor’s Run, we now have in excess of $300,000 earmarked for significant brain matters projects. We are very proud to be supporting and collaborating with some of...

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Music Matters Grant

March 9, 2014

As part of our Care projects in brain matters, we are providing Music Matters grants of 10 music therapy sessions for children and young adults, aged 25 years and under, who have been diagnosed with a...

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Recording sweet sweet music

December 15, 2013

During the Very Merry Christmas Party held on December 6th, we were able to present Monash Music Therapy with $2 500 towards a new music recorder used with Acquired Brain Injury (ABI) patients....

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Joining Pippa's Fight

August 12, 2013

For her seven weeks of radiation, the RCD fund were able to offer Pippa Rea yoga and music therapy with Connor's own Patricia Algeri and Sarah Punch. Two very special people. “The guidance given to...

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