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The South Metro Junior Football League’s charity partner the Robert Connor Dawes Foundation continues to reach major milestones in supporting brain matters.

Along with officially announcing its pledge to co-fund the AIM BRAIN project, the Federal Government this week also pledged to put brain cancer on the map and drastically improve survival rates.

Executive Director Liz Dawes was asked to take part in the Brain Cancer Research Roundtable with Minister for Health, The Hon. Greg Hunt MP and international and domestic experts.

The roundtable brought together the best minds in Australia and the world including Liz and world-leading expert on paediatric brain cancer, and the RCD’s AIM Brain German partner from DFKZ, Stefan Pfister. 

RCD was a leading voice at the milestone event, which helped identify the top priorities for government investment to rapidly improve survival rates of childhood brain cancer.

What does it mean?

  • AIM BRAIN is now officially, fully funded! Meaning better diagnosis and tailored treatments.
  • $13 million is now available through the Medical Research Future Fund for competitive research grants with priority given to under-researched health priorities, such as brain cancer.
  • The Federal Government will make further investments on a multi-year basis to fund paediatric brain cancer research.
  • Brain Matters matter – brain cancer survival rates have remained low and relatively unchanged over the past 20 years, now, thanks to your support this new funding, research and focus on stopping this awful disease can change all of this.