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Brain Cancer Action Week


Thank you to all our supporters and sponsors who continue to support Blackwood 8 in our efforts to fundraise for brain cancer research and support services.


What's been Happening?

  • Blackwood 8 has donated $2000 to the Olivia Newton John Cancer & Wellness Centre for the cost of running the

2017 Brain Cancer Action Week (BCAW)
Community Awareness & Information Forum

This public event is free to attend, and the first session is
the Sally White Lecture in recognition of her pivotal role in the development of the
BCAW Forums to Melbourne and Blackwood 8's continued financial support of this event.

Cancer Council of Victoria
This Friday 12th May, 2017

to register go to


  • Blackwood 8 has donated $6000 to University of NSW Foundation towards brain cancer research, in recognition of the significant research role played by
    Associate Professor Kerrie McDonald and her research team.

  • Received a grant of $3000 from City of Manningham for the provision of brain cancer support services through Talking Heads our benevolent foundation.

  • Andrea Lim  has resigned after 4 years convening the Talking Heads support group on Blackwood 8's behalf - we thank Andrea for her valued service.
    We are now in preliminary discussion with other support groups about provision of a supplementing "Wellness program" (yoga, art therapy, etc) that may be of benefit to their existing brain cancer support group services. This will be an exciting new direction for Talking Heads.

  • Blackwood 8 members recently attended a Cocktail Night in South Melbourne at the invite of Cure Brain Cancer. Here we met and collaborated with many other members of the brain cancer community that are making significant contributions to brain cancer research, awareness and support.

  • Planning our next Gala Ball Fundraiser has commenced, with the date set at
    Friday 20th October 2017 at The Warrandyte Grand Hotel.
    Please set this date aside now in your calendar.


Without your support and the support of our financial sponsors,
our Blackwood 8 volunteers would not be able to continue in
the support of brain cancer research and support programs.
We hope you can continue to support our programs and events
in the 2017-18 Financial year.

Tax deductible donations can be made on our website.


We appreciate the support of our major sponsors and the Blackwood 8 community:


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