Happy Easter from the ACRF!

16 Apr 14

Easter gifts in Lieu fighting cancerThis Easter we can help you avoid chocolate overload! If you’re rushing to find those last minute Easter gifts, why not make a small donation in lieu of Easter eggs instead?

By donating in lieu of chocolate eggs this Easter you can help support cancer research with the power to change the world! Please click here to donate.

Also, from all of us at the Australian Cancer Research Foundation, we wish our supporters a very Happy Easter, with special wishes to our Greek (Kaló Páscha) and Italian (Buona Pasqua) donors!

Our office will be closed from Friday 18 April for the long weekend (back in business from the 22nd). However, if you wish to make a donation online during this time, a receipt will be issued to your email address automatically.

Thank you again for your ongoing support of our work. Happy Easter!

ACRF Skydiving charity challenge opens again for 2014!

7 Apr 14

JumpIf a 60 second free fall from impossible heights sounds like your cup of tea, then it’s time to sign up for our most hair-raising fundraiser yet!

The ACRF is taking to the skies once again with our Jump! campaign, and we’re looking for fearless skydivers from all over Australia to help us raise vital funds for world-class cancer research.

This year we have four adrenaline fuelled days lined up across Aus and each skydiving charity challenge is bound to be filled with great memories. Fly solo or pull a team of friends together for any of the below dates. Either way, you know it’s going to be an experience you’ll never forget!

  • Byron Bay: June 14 (closest JUMP! location to Brisbane and Gold Coast)
  • Perth: August 24
  • Wollongong: September 7 (a special Father’s Day Jump!)
  • Melbourne: November 15

Global clinical trial shows promise for new lung cancer treatment

31 Mar 14

Peter MacYoung lung cancer patients in Victoria have become some of the first in the world to benefit from a new targeted therapy which has minimised tumours and improved symptoms in a Phase I clinical trial.

The global clinical trial tested 130 patients with a specific type of lung cancer, containing a change in a gene called ALK.

The ALK gene has been found to create “immortal” cells which never seem to switch off, meaning they are constantly in over-drive, growing and proliferating. A tablet therapy, called ceretinib works as an ALK inhibitor, shrinking tumours and resolving symptoms of the cancer.

Claire loses her luscious red locks for cancer research

26 Mar 14

Claire-before-and-afterWhen your hair is almost long enough to sit on, it’s a big deal to trim an inch or two let alone shave it all off!

However, Claire Purio from Fremantle did just that. She took a number 2 razer to her long red hair at the Mt Claremont Famers Market on March 22, and through this brave gesture of support for her father, who is still grieving the loss of his mother, Claire raised almost $3,500 for cancer research.

Claire’s story into why she is shaving her head is incredibly touching.

#NoMakeUpSelfie campaign for cancer research

21 Mar 14

Thank-you-webtileIn just a few days we were overwhelmed with support for the #NoMakeUpSelfie campaign for cancer research. The power of social media is incredible!

In just over a week the #NoMakeUpSelfie supporters helped raise over $25,000 for cancer research in Australia!

The #NoMakeUpSelfie campaign for cancer research was one of the biggest viral social media campaigns for 2014. Women all over the world are posting makeup-free selfies online with the hashtag #nomakeupselfie, before making a donation to cancer research, and spreading the word by nominating their friends to do the same.

The campaign started over in the UK with Cancer Research UK using the movement to raise vital dollars for cancer research – and now it has reached Australian shores!


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