Suddenly 30! Or at least that’s how it feels to us here at the Australian Cancer Research Foundation – how time has flown. On this day, 30 years ago in 1984, prominent Australians Sir Peter Abeles and the Late Lady (Sonia) McMahon established a Foundation with the hopes of one day finding the cures for, and eradicating, cancer.
The ACRF has since become a leading cancer charity and not-for-profit organisation in Australia, leveraging of the immense power and support of the community to enable major breakthroughs in cancer research.
There are many people and groups we would like to thank for helping us get to where we are today: Our honorary Board of Trustees and our esteemed Research Advisory Committee, our Cancerians Committee and our dedicated volunteers. We thank our loyal supporters – both individuals and corporate supporters. Without them we would not have been able to fund the cutting-edge research outcomes of the past thirty years.
In celebration of our 30th anniversary we’ve compiled 30 interesting and fun facts about the ACRF you might not have known!