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Ivy raises funds for cancer research in Australia

Ivy’s headshave for cancer research

27th February 2017 - Posted by ACRF

“Hi everyone, I’m Ivy. I’m 10 years old, and enjoy horse riding, playing with my friends, board games, basketball and being with…

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Running for cancer research in support of my mum

22nd February 2017 - Posted by ACRF

“In April I will be running in the 2017 London Marathon. I am a passionate footballer, runner and now fundraiser who decided…

Allyson and Rob are supporting Australian cancer researchers

Allyson and Rob are running for cancer research

14th February 2017 - Posted by ACRF

“Our dads both have cancer so my wife Allyson and I are taking on the Canberra Times Australian Running Festival in April…

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Walking El Camino de Santiago in Mike’s memory

1st February 2017 - Posted by ACRF

“My name is Kate Narracott. I’m 55 years old and work full time as a Travel Agent. In April 2017, I’m walking…

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Congratulations to Australia Day Honours winner and ACRF supporter, James Service

27th January 2017 - Posted by ACRF

The Australian Cancer Research Foundation would like to congratulate James Service AM on his appointment as a Member of the Order of Australia.…

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ACRF qualifies for the Registered Charity Tick

27th January 2017 - Posted by ACRF

In 1984, ACRF’s founders, Sir Peter Abeles and Lady Sonia McMahon, identified a gap in scientific funding and set about trying to…

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Rosie’s story: Why I support cancer research

13th January 2017 - Posted by ACRF

“It was 2007 and I was enjoying retirement after 30 years in nursing. But I had been experiencing stomach pain and weight loss…

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Australian approval for drug that ‘melts’ leukaemia

10th January 2017 - Posted by ACRF

A new anti-cancer drug with the power to ‘melt away’ certain advanced forms of chronic lymphocytic leukaemia (CLL) has been granted approval…

Chris celebrates her 50th birthday while supporting cancer research

4th January 2017 - Posted by ACRF

“Turning 50 was a milestone in my life. My only sadness, as that milestone approached, was that I wouldn’t get to share…

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Supporting cancer research in memory of Max Walker

22nd December 2016 - Posted by ACRF

“On the 28th September 2016, Australia lost a legend. Max ‘Tangles’ Walker died following a long and brave battle with multiple myeloma,…

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Derrin runs to support cancer research in memory of her dad

21st December 2016 - Posted by ACRF

“A year and a half ago, on the 18 June 2015, I held my beautiful Dad’s hand as mesothelioma consumed his twinkle.…

Neil’s guitar: keep the music playing for cancer research

5th December 2016 - Posted by ACRF

“In 2015 my good friend Neil Kilgour passed away from cancer. Neil was a brilliant and generous person who encouraged, inspired and…