Australian Cancer Research Foundation (ACRF) has launched a new women’s appeal this October aiming to raise funds vital to support bold, life-saving cancer research projects, that will go toward helping the nearly 6,000 Australian women who receive a devastating cancer diagnosis each month.
From large machines to small vaccines, ACRF funds the technology, equipment and infrastructure that power life-saving cancer research to help people like Anna, the face of ACRF’s women’s appeal campaign who thanks to brilliant research is the reason Anna is still with us today
In 2010, at just 26 years old Anna suffered a seizure after a run – she had a lemon-sized brain tumour. With a 5-year timeline now put in front of her, Anna had to quickly and intensively navigate her new normal.
Since her diagnosis, Anna has endured three brain surgeries, chemotherapy, radiation and ongoing monitoring. Twelve years on from her diagnosis, Anna has defied the odds thanks cancer research, but there’s still a long way to go.
ACRF’s CEO, Kerry Strydom said ACRF believes that by funding research into all types of cancer, across of broad spectrum of research areas we can have hope of tackling this devastating disease.
“Research has helped save and prolong the lives of people like Anna, diagnosed with this destructive disease, , but cancer still impacts far too many. 1 in 3 Australians will be diagnosed with cancer in their lifetime and the remaining 2 will have someone close to them affected by a diagnosis,” said Kerry.
“We know that only brilliant ideas can tackle something as big as cancer. Every dollar raised from our women’s appeal this October will help give scientists the technology, equipment and infrastructure they need for life-saving cancer research.”
To donate to ACRF’s women’s appeal and help those impacted by cancer, like Anna click here.