Last month we made an urgent call on behalf of Australian scientists and cancer sufferers for donations to support our ambitious 2010 cancer research grants program. And in response, we’ve been overwhelmed by your generosity.
The Australia Cancer Research Foundation wishes to thank the individuals, organisations and community groups who rallied support for cancer research in June.
When you join with us, you’re helping create an environment that allows Australia’s best researchers to dream big in the fight against cancer – to create a world where we can save lives through diagnosis, treatment and prevention of cancer.
Please accept our thanks for your dedication and support through your very generous donations, and, just as importantly, your help conveying our message to others in the community. Whether it was spreading the word to your friends, to your family, in your workplace, among your social networks, or even online, we felt your support and it has really made a big difference to this appeal.
We are all now a step closer to even more breakthroughs in cancer research, ensuring we are able to fund the vital equipment and infrastructure for which scientists seek our Foundation’s support year after year.
This year we received 13 applications for $38 million for research projects, and our Medical Research Advisory Committee (MRAC) is now assessing this year’s six shortlisted applicants:
Clinical Oncological Society of Australia (COSA) – for the new ACRF Centre for Cooperative Cancer Research
St Vincent’s Institute of Medical Research – for the new ACRF Cancer Structural Biology Centre
University of Melbourne – for the new ACRF Cancer Immune Monitoring Facility at the Peter Doherty Institute for Infection and Immunity
The Walter and Eliza Hall Institute (WEHI), Melbourne – for expansions at the Stem Cells and Cancer Division and Chemical Biology Division
Western Australian Institute for Medical Research (WAIMR) – for the new ACRF Cancer Imaging Facility
Monash Institute of Medical Research – for the new ACRF Centre for Cancer Genomic Medicine
We hope one day to fund every one of these high calibre grant applications. With your awesome support we are coming closer to this dream. Thank you.
All supporters who made a donation during June should have already received their receipt via post or email. For any receipt enquiries, please contact us.