More than $45k raised to fight cancer

13 April 2018
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Dear Beaconhills College community – you have raised the cancer fighting fund, now where should we spend it? The final Relay for Life fundraising tally is $45,645.65. What an outstanding effort from our 444 walkers and donors! Please post your comments on which area of cancer research we should support, thanks to our 2018 Cancer Council Victoria Research Awards. All suggestions welcomed.

  • Breast cancer – six projects focusing on treatment and causes for all ages
  • Leukaemia – three projects focusing on the disease, its treatment and causes
  • Leukaemia and lymphoma – six projects focusing on early detection, treatment and causes
  • Melanoma – one project focusing on treatment for all ages groups
  • Anal cancer – early detection and prevention of this cancer in adults and indigenous Australians
  • Bowel/gastric cancer – one project focusing on treatment
  • Epithelial cancer – research into causes and early detection of epithelial cancers (cancer that begins in the cells lining an organ)
  • Bowel/breast/lymphoma/lung/melanoma – one project in final year developing novel immunotherapy
  • All cancers – two projects focusing on causes and treatments for all cancers
  • Lung cancer – project focusing on new treatments
  • Bone cancer – one project focusing on bone cancer
  • Mesothelioma – new treatments being researched by The Olivia Newton-John Cancer Research Institute
  • Liver/Hepatocellular – cancer research

We congratulate everyone who participated in the Cardinia and Casey Relay for Life events.

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