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Brain Cancer Action Community Forum

11th May 2018

The Brain Cancer Action Community Forum 2018 is for all people wanting to find up-to-date information about brain cancer, learn about services that can support and assist, and connect with other people. Come and hear about new developments in Brain Cancer Clinical Trials, find out about how NDIS can support you or find out how others have found ways of living with brain cancer.

Talk to people from support groups and services at the lunchtime expo.

Refreshments and lunch provided. Registration essential.

Register for Brain Cancer Action Community Forum 2018

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Zika virus kills brain cancer stem cells

Recent research from Washington School of Medicine in St. Louis and the University of California San Diego School of Medicine shows that the Zika virus kills brain cancer stem cells.


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Warrandyte Grand Hotel

The Grand Hotel- Warrandyte

& its patrons donate $2300 to Blackwood 8.

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MND v Brain Cancer

Queens Birthday saw a clash of fundraising campaigns between Motor Neurone Disese (MND, Big Freeze 3 at the G) and Beanies for Brain Cancer (Carrie Bickmore), creating a social media storm from some in the community.


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The Australian Newspaper - Australian of the Year nomination

The Australian Newspaper recently nominated Dr Charlie Teo in their awards for Australian of the Year 2016.

Blackwood 8 also considers Dr Charlie Teo would be a worthy winner of such an award.

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Talking Heads - Andrea Lim

Andrea Lim, our faciltator of the Talking Heads support group program has recently announced her resignation from the program.

On behalf of the Blackwood 8 committee and the Talking Heads members who have participated in the support group during Andrea's tenure over the last 4 years, we thank her for her valued contribution in helping to support familes & individuals affected by brain cancer.

We wish her well in her new endeavours.

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Beanies for Brain Cancer

Congratulations to Carrie Bickmore and her team at Beanies for Brain Cancer, for their significant fundraising achievent as announced on The Project. Carrie's public profile has raised significant public awareness surrounding the issue of Brain Cancer, which is equally as significant an achievement as the financial contributions achieved.

The Project - Beanies for Brain Cancer announcement


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