Kalo Pashcha!

As we celebrate one of the most important dates on the Greek calendar the Australian Cancer Research Foundation (ACRF) would like to acknowledge the wonderful support it regularly receives from Australia’s Greek Community.

“The Greek community has always been one of our most generous supporter groups and individuals. Easter is a wonderful time to specifically applaud their ongoing support,”  said the ACRF chief executive David Brettell recently.

“Given the fact that cancer affects so many Australians and there are a lot of people with Greek heritage in this country, this support is not that surprising.”

“I urge our Greek friends to take some time out at this time of year to think of the many people in the community suffering from the devastating effects of cancer.”

“As the incidence of cancer increases, we need more than ever to continue our investment in breakthrough cancer research.”

Brettell said the work of the ACRF’S was making a difference to people’s lives not just in Australia but also around the world.

“Professor Ian Frazer’s cervical cancer vaccine, which received funding from the ACRF, is now available to girls and young women in Australia and in many other countries across the globe,” he said.

“A few weeks ago, we were privileged to open the ACRF Centre for Therapeutic Target Discovery in Melbourne. Funded by a $5 million ACRF grant, this Centre is an Australian first – a fully collaborative integrated cancer research centre where doctors treating cancer patients will work closely with scientists researching the disease. It brings together a world-class team of people with enormous skill and experience to work together under one roof.”

“With the world in financial crisis, this is a difficult time for everybody, but cancer remains immune to economic downturn and its effects are no less devastating” added Brettell

“Every dollar of every donation received by the ACRF goes to breakthrough cancer research which has an impact not just in Australia but across the world. So please enjoy and give thanks this Easter” said David Brettell. “On behalf of cancer patients present and future, we thank you.”

Please help by making a donation online at acrf.com.au, or by phone on +61292237833