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The South Metro Junior Football League’s (SMJFL) official charity partner the Robert Connor Dawes Foundation have embarked on a ground-breaking deal with the Federal Government.

The government has matched the RCD Foundation’s donation of $1 million towards the Aim Brain Project, meaning the foundation and government are committing a joint $2 million over the next four years.

The project will give Australian children with brain cancer an early comprehensive assessment of their tumours, enabling the best treatment and chance of survival.

“Every child will now get world-class testing of their brain tumour, where previously those tests would have to be done overseas,” Liz Dawes told the Herald Sun.

“To get really good, meaningful breakthroughs, you need to … be sharing samples and research, so we’re very focused on helping that happen as well.

Two weeks ago, the SMJFL held the inaugural #ConnorsBeanieRound across 25 clubs at 55 suburban venues. People were encouraged to wear a RCD Foundation beanie, and more than $20,000 was raised on the day.

FULL STORY: Liz Dawes’ RCD Foundation celebrates $1m windfall

PICTURES: Herald Sun