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OFFICIAL PATRONS OF ACRF

His Excellency General the Honourable David Hurley AC DSC (Retd) Governor-General of the Commonwealth of Australia and Her Excellency Mrs Linda Hurley, are Official Patrons of Australian Cancer Research Foundation.

 

“Linda and I are delighted to accept Joint Patronage of the Australian Cancer Research Foundation.

The work of the Foundation is critical to improving the prevention, diagnosis and treatment of cancer.

Over the course of 37 years, the Foundation has provided more than $171 million worth of funding to 81 research projects across 43 institutes, hospitals and universities around Australia.

Linda and I commend all involved with the Foundation and look forward to working closely with them to help shine a light on their important work.”

 

  • His Excellency General the Honourable David Hurley AC DSC (Retd) Governor-General of the Commonwealth of Australia

    David Hurley joined the Australian Army in January 1972, graduating from the Royal Military College, Duntroon into the Royal Australian Infantry Corps. In a long and distinguished 42-year military career, his service culminated with his appointment as Chief of the Defence Force. On the 1st July 2019, he was sworn in as the Governor-General of the Commonwealth of Australia. Prior to being sworn in as Governor-General, David Hurley served as the 38th Governor of New South Wales from October 2014 – May 2019.

    Since his appointment to Governor-General, His Excellency has been a loyal and generous supporter of ACRF. We are so grateful for the commitment and kindness both he and Mrs Hurley have shown to ACRF.

  • Her Excellency Mrs Linda Hurley

    Mrs Hurley commenced her teaching career in 1976 and worked tirelessly as a committed educator until her retirement from full-time teaching in 2011. Along with supporting David Hurley in postings both here in Australia and overseas, she has been an active member of the community as a Pastoral Carer at the Canberra Hospital and Hospice.

    Mrs Hurley brings her sunshine and warm spirit to her support of ACRF. We are so thankful for her kindness and love her heart-warming songs.

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