'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...

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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...

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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...

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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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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...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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Our greatest inspiration: Connor

May 20, 2013

Connor pictured with brother Nick and sister Hannah. BEFORE THE GDBT If there ever was a word that summed up a person, for Robert Connor Dawes, this word would have been awesome. Awesome as in...

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