Fight Cancer Foundation
Paul Jesseph Base Hickman was inspired to join TEAM Fight Cancer to help people living with cancer – people like his sister and good friend. Committed to the fight against cancer, Paul will be performing from September 21–24 at Dancehouse Carlton North as part of the Melbourne Fringe Festival 2016 – with all proceeds from the performances donated to Fight Cancer Foundation.
This month’s Face of Hope is TEAM Champion for Sydney active events Jade Hunter. As a writer, blogger, model and fitness ambassador Jade combines her passion for active living with her commitment to the fight against cancer by leading TEAM Fight Cancer at active events in Sydney and sharing her tips and tricks with other team members.
This month we introduce you to Fight Cancer Foundation’s John Opie House fundraising committee member, Nicole. Following a personal experience with cancer Nicole understands the importance of accommodation centres for seriously ill regional Tasmanians. This experience motivates Nicole to do her part in the fight against cancer.
This month we introduce you to Lia Dunton. As a media and communications graduate with a background in data management, Lia assists Fight Cancer Foundation staff with a wide range of tasks. Lia’s personal experience with cancer motivates her to volunteer her time with Fight Cancer Foundation to help other families battling cancer.
This month we introduce Kate Nicholls as our Face of Hope. Kate currently works as a Director and Senior Consultant with Avant Group, a leading business strategy and government consulting firm. Kate is a volunteer Director of Fight Cancer Foundation and is Commitee Chairman for Red Ball Melbourne.
On International Women’s Day, we want to celebrate the incredible women who make a difference in the fight against cancer. Meet four dedicated women who contribute their talents and energy to Fight Cancer Foundation.
Fight Cancer Foundation founding member Fay Duncan has been recognised in the 2016 Australia Day Honours for her 25 years of helping people living with leukaemia and blood cancers to have a better chance at life.
This month’s Face of Hope is high school student, Mahasen, who spent one week with Fight Cancer Foundation as part of her work experience placement. Motivated to make a difference in the lives of others Mahasen was keen to learn how Fight Cancer Foundation supports people living with cancer and their families.
For 20 years, BMDI Cord Blood Bank has provided cord blood units for lifesaving stem cell transplant to help treat leukaemia and other life-threatening illnesses. To commemorate this incredible milestone, we are taking a look back at the history of the cord blood bank.
This month we introduce you to Samantha Kanizay, Manager of Fight Cancer Foundation’s Hobart accommodation centre, John Opie House. Samantha’s involvement with Fight Cancer Foundation began when her family stayed at Fight Cancer Foundation’s North Melbourne accommodation centre while her mother received treatment for cancer.
Betty, along with her husband Cliff are Fight Cancer Foundation's longest serving volunteers. Betty first began dedicating her time to the foundation following Cliff's diagnosis of Chronic Myeloid Leukaemia in 1991. Today, Betty can be seen at our Geelong Recycle Shop and manning our fundraising stalls at The Royal Melbourne Hospital with Cliff.
Fight Cancer Foundation is saddened to share the news of the passing of Avis Macphee AM. Founder and Convener of Fight Cancer Foundation’s BMDI Breast Cancer Support Group, Avis worked extensively as a breast cancer advocate, helping many women with breast cancer to understand their diagnosis and the options available to them.
On Sunday 18 June Channel 7’s “Sunday Night” programme aired regarding unethical practices used by some third party fundraising businesses engaged by some Australian charities. I am writing to assure all Fight Cancer Foundation supporters, and the general public, that Fight Cancer Foundation does not engage in such practices.
Barb Speldewinde has been a loyal supporter of Fight Cancer Foundation for 17 years. Volunteering for up to 20 hours each week Barb manages Fight Cancer Foundation's Recycle Shop in Geelong. Barb is a much loved and integral part of the Fight Cancer Foundation family.
On International Women's Day, we want to celebrate the achievements of women and there is none better to spotlight than our very own President and Chairman, Leonie Walsh. A true leader, Leonie has provided integral support for women in science and used her own personal experiences to help others in the fight against cancer. Continue reading to find out more about Leonie's incredible achievements.
World Cancer Day is a global event which takes place every year on 4 February and unites the world’s population in the fight against cancer. This World Cancer Day we're shinning a spotlight on some of the people who work tirelessly behind the scendes to improve outcomes for all cancer patients.
Kate is tackling the 2017 Karma Resorts Rottnest Channel Swim on Saturday 25 February and using this personal challenge as the perfect opportunity to raise funds for people living with cancer and their families. We sat down with Kate to learn more about what is driving her as she prepares for this mammoth swim.