Stories from the RCD Foundation
How a personal tragedy inspired Liz's $12 million fight against childhood cancer
October 12, 2022
How a personal tragedy inspired Liz's $12 million fight against childhood cancer By Naomi White...
Connor's Run on Nine News
September 5, 2022
A huge thank you to Jo Hall and Nine News Melbourne for this awesome Connor's Run coverage with Liz Dawes OAM, and our Legacy Ambassadors, the Berry family.
'One Awesome Mother' Liz Dawes' OAM Announcement
January 25, 2022
It is with great pride and emotion that today I will be receiving an Order of Australia (OAM) medal for my passionate work in changing the odds for young Australians with brain cancer. It has been an...
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...
Connor's Run, Your Way Any Day 2020: The Connor Man
October 27, 2020
The average temperature in Port Phillip Bay in October is a chilly 13 degrees. But that didn't stop a dedicated group of friends from entering the water at Sandringham before dawn to raise money for...
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...
4 years on - Liz reflecting on Connor
April 20, 2017
April 20, 2017 Four years ago today my beautiful and strong, world at his finger tips, 18 year old son Connor took his last breathe after a brave and philosophical journey with brain cancer. It seems...
Spectactular Spirit for Connor's Run 2014
September 17, 2014
There really isn't one adjective that sums up what happened last Sunday for our 2nd Connor's Run. The fact that 2 500 people ran, walked or volunteered was mega. That the fundraising target of $250...
Connor's Run 13: An Awesome Result
September 16, 2013
200 volunteers. 2000 participants. $115 000 raised. We love it when a plan comes together. Sunday September 15 will be remembered for the blue skies, smiling faces and sweaty grey shirts. It...
What is Aeternum Fortis?
May 26, 2013
One of Connor's more unusual interests was Latin, which he took as a class at his school Brighton Grammar. Aeternum Fortis was created by his Latin classmates as a motto they felt symbolised their...