Chairman's dinner a success

The ACRF’s Chairman’s Dinner – held at the Taronga Centre, Mosman in early December 2004 – acknowledged the many individuals and organisations that helped the Foundation throughout the year.

In attendance were representatives from the various ACRF Cancerians Committees and corporate support groups, together with members of the Foundation’s Medical Research Advisory Committee, ACRF trustees, life members and research grant recipients.

Chairman Tom Dery personally thanked the many contributors, whilst reflecting on the success of 2004 – including new grant awards to centres in Melbourne, Sydney and Brisbane (a total of $3.3 million) and further investment with the Universities of Adelaide and NSW. Mr Dery also praised the Foundation’s key fundraising campaign with the catch cry ‘The cure for cancer is in your hands’, adding that the campaign won an advertising industry award.

Mr Dery outlined the ACRF’s plans for 2005, which included raising community awareness of the Foundation via the establishment of new Cancerians Committees, substantially boosting the ACRF’s investment in research, and the staging of an exclusive evening with Crown Princess Mary and Crown Prince Frederik of Denmark in March 2005.

He then presented ACRF Life Memberships to Mr Evan Cameron, Mr Gilles Kryger, Mrs Helen Kerr, and Professor Ron Penny.

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