Help fight cancer this National Science Week by hosting a Schools Against Cancer event

FundraisingThis week is National Science Week and the perfect opportunity for your school to fundraise for cancer research!

Running until 24th September, National Science Week is an annual celebration of Australia’s ground-breaking work in science and technology, including breakthroughs in cancer diagnosis and treatment. Australian scientists are often at the forefront of cancer science discoveries, such as the development of the HPV vaccine, which has been proven to reduce the risk of cervical cancer.

The ACRF is dedicated to funding world-class research into treatments, diagnosis and cures for cancer. Your school or class can show support for the important work of researchers and scientists by holding a Schools Against Cancer event – and help fund the next big cancer breakthrough!

We have a number of great ideas for fundraising events. For example, you could conduct some fun science experiments in the classroom with ACRF-supplied props, or hold a Scientists & Superheroes mufti day. You could also combine fundraising with cancer education by holding a Mad Hat Day and promoting the importance of sun protection. Click here for more inspiration, or come up with your own ideas!

If you’re interested in holding a Schools Against Cancer event during National Science Week, please contact our Schools Against Cancer Coordinator, Kamille Araya.[/vc_column_text][/vc_column][/vc_row]

Rosebank College visits CCIA to learn how we are helping to fight cancer

In celebration of National Science Week, we recently welcomed the year 11 Rosebank Biology class to the ACRF Drug Discovery Lab at the Children’s Cancer Institute Australia (CCIA).

This educational tour allowed the students to get up-close with the cutting-edge technologies used inside a real laboratory, while meeting some of Australia’s best cancer scientists who are making amazing progress in the fight against children’s cancers.

The day started off with a very insightful presentation by Dr Eddy Pasquier who discussed his expertise and passion for cancer research, especially in the field of Neuroblastoma.

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Great fundraising ideas for schools during National Science Week!

National Science Week is just around the corner (August 10-18) and we’ve got some great fundraising ideas for schools looking to help in the fight against cancer!

Australian scientists are among the best and brightest in the world, and we at the Australian Cancer Research Foundation (ACRF) are proud to support their vital work into new treatments and cures for cancer.

Your school can help us support these scientists by becoming involved in a Schools Against Cancer event! By holding a Schools Against Cancer event this National Science Week, your school community can help fund the next major breakthroughs in cancer science!

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Fred Pham 500 launch new initiative supporting cancer research

Fred Pham 500 supporters are showing no sign of slowing down since the group’s inception in September 2010, recently rolling out their latest initiative Schools Against Cancer.

Both on and off the running track, the Fred Pham 500 team is continuing the legacy of the inspirational Fred Pham, who recently lost his battle with cancer, and helping the Australian Cancer Research Foundation (ACRF) raise much needed funds for cancer research.

Schools Against Cancer is an initiative inspired by the legacy of the late Fred Pham and his fight to raise $100,000 for the ACRF. Organisers are urging education providers across Australia to enrol their schools and hold an event to increase awareness and raise funds for cancer treatments and cures.

Thanks to dedicated staff, teachers, and students, numerous events are already being held across Australia for the Schools Against Cancer initiative. ACRF especially thanks Fairfield High School, Sydney Boys High School, and Cabramatta High School for their fantastic achievements with their recent events: Continue reading “Fred Pham 500 launch new initiative supporting cancer research”