Victorian Container Deposit Scheme
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by Charlotte
2M ago
Help the planet and kids with brain cancer, it’s win-win! You can get 10c back from the donation of eligible drink containers at donation return points in Victoria. The Victorian Container Deposit Scheme is now up and running and you can nominate our Foundation to receive funds! Simply search for Robert Connor Dawes Foundation or by our ID: C2000008435. Your school or workplace could even start a collection drive and raise vital funds for young people with brain cancer. The post Victorian Container Deposit Scheme appeared first on RCD Foundation ..read more
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Connor’s Erg x Stomping Ground Challenge
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by Charlotte
3M ago
On Sunday, February 18 at Morris Moore Moorabbin, 90 participants in 15 teams rowed their hearts out for kids with brain cancer in our inaugural Stomping Ground x Connor’s Erg Challenge. Teams had 120 minutes to collectively row as far as possible for the 120 children under 12 diagnosed with brain cancer in Australia each year. RCD Ambassador and gold medallist Olympic Rower James Tomkins joined the fray, lending his strength and enthusiasm to the One Fitness Brighton team. Competition was fierce, but The Red Bluffers from Crossfit Red Bluff took out the Connor’s Cup and were the winners on t ..read more
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Brain Cancer Vaccine Project Launch
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by Charlotte
3M ago
On Wednesday February 8, we were thrilled to announce we have partnered with The University of Queensland, committing $1.2 million to develop a brain cancer vaccine. With in-kind support from the University and a total project investment of approximately $2.4 million over a three year period, it is the first of its kind to apply technology to treat paediatric brain cancer. The media coverage of the launch was widespread, featured on the front page of The Australian, and the podcast The Front, in the Herald Sun, Courier Mail and across the news, on Channel 7, Channel 9, and Channel 10. Check ou ..read more
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The International Brain Tumour Research Summit – Australia
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by Charlotte
5M ago
Please join us for the first International Brain Tumour Research Summit – Australia. This one day event will bring together leaders, experts, and innovators to discuss and explore the latest developments, challenges, and opportunities in brain tumour research. The Summit is proudly presented by a group of like-minded organisations, united in their commitment to foster collaboration in the field of brain tumour research. This group comprises The Robert Connor Dawes Foundation, Children’s Cancer Foundation, Isabella and Marcus Foundation, Mark Hughes Foundation Centre for Brain Cancer Research a ..read more
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Paypal Holiday Campaign
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by Charlotte
6M ago
Did you know you can make a donation to the Robert Connor Dawes Foundation via PayPal when you make any purchase online? There are 3 easy ways to support the RCD Foundation via PayPal. Donate at checkout Log into your Paypal App Go to “Payment” tab at the bottom of your screen Select “Give” tab at the top of your screen Select “Search Cause” Type in Robert to search for and select The Robert Connor Dawes Foundation Tap on the heart symbol to make The Robert Connor Dawes Foundation as your favourite charity THEN Make a donation – et voila! Make a one-off donation Log into your Paypal App Go ..read more
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Connor’s Erg Registrations are Now Open!
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by Charlotte
6M ago
Connor’s Erg is a rowing challenge to help raise funds and awareness for kids with brain cancer. We’re inviting gyms, schools, rowing clubs and individuals to register, and set their own rowing challenge in February 2024. Use your brawn for the brain to help fight paediatric brain cancer, the #1 disease killer of young people. Registration is free, and now open! LEARN MORE The post Connor’s Erg Registrations are Now Open! appeared first on RCD Foundation ..read more
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Head to the Hill
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by Charlotte
7M ago
Brain Tumour Alliance Australia (BTAA) are hosting a gathering on the lawns of Parliament House, Canberra from 9:00am to 12:00pm on the 15th of November, to connect with politicians and advocate for greater action. All welcome, if you can’t make it in person, you can still have an impact by sending a letter to your Federal MP or Senator encouraging them to make the time to come out onto the lawn and speak with the BTAA community.  RELAY THE IMPACT BTAA are hosting a gathering on the lawns of Parliament House and have invited the Members and Senators of Parliament to join u ..read more
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You can’t take it with you…but you can change the odds for kids with brain cancer
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by Charlotte
7M ago
“Goody, let’s talk about bequests!”, said not very many people, ever! Now, I know I’m in danger of losing you completely but, I’m going to forge ahead and talk about bequests or “gifts in will” or as we at RCD Foundation like to say, joining our “Connor’s I Will Circle”. When writing or changing your will, once you have looked after the needs of your loved ones, you may like to consider leaving a charitable gift to the Robert Connor Dawes Foundation in your will. This way your compassion, generosity and drive to help change the odds for kids with brain cancer, that you have demonstrated while ..read more
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St Catherine’s Laboure Catholic Primary School Gymea hosts colour run for former pupil Georgia Brown to raise money for Robert Connor Dawes Foundation
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by Charlotte
7M ago
Originally featured on: https://www.theleader.com.au/story/8393450/bursts-of-colour-for-georgia/#slide=32 The rain stopped just in time for a colourful cause on Friday, October 27, when children got messy in memory of a former classmate. St Catherine Laboure Primary School Gymea hosted ‘Georgia’s Rainbow Run’ for year 1 pupil Georgia Brown, who died of brain cancer in 2022. She was 7. To celebrate her life and raise funds for the Robert Connor Dawes Foundation, the school ran ‘Georgia’s Rainbow Run’ – a colourful obstacle course at Gymea Bay Oval. Georgia’s family were there, including her cla ..read more
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Music Therapy Resource Grant Spotlight: Beth
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by Charlotte
7M ago
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 discharge unfortunately she no longer had access to it. Enter the RCD Foundation Music Resource Grant! Beth is delighted to have her very own Hapi Bell Drum! Eligibility Criteria: Age 0-25 Brain tumour diagnosis Resident of Australia Resource Examples: Drumkit Guitar Keyboard Recording Studio Session Karaoke Machine Singing Lessons Headphones Kids’ Instrument Kit Concert Tickets Music Course iPo ..read more
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