About Blackwood 8

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Who are we

Blackwood 8 is a team of local volunteers, passionate about making a difference in the lives of people, and their families, affected by cancer. Blackwood 8 share a common bond of having friend's diagnosed with a brain tumour. As a community, we have sought to support our friends and their families in a variety of practical ways, but we recognise there are many more people in our wider community suffering from this disease, and we want to do more. This is why Blackwood 8 was formed and continues today.

Since 2007, Blackwood 8 and our supporters have raised over $450,000 toward prevention, treatment and ultimately finding a cure for brain cancer. Donations have been made to the Ludwig Institute for Cancer Research in Melbourne, Cure For Life Foundation and UNSW Lowy Cancer Research Centre, Cure Brain Cancer Foundation, Olivia Newton John Cancer Wellness & Research Centre and Talking Heads.

In 2012, Blackwood 8 established ‘Talking Heads’, a community based support group for people affected by brain cancer, carers and friends. This initiative  provides ongoing support to many families across Victoria, with monthly support group meetings being generally held in the Doncaster area.

Our Vision

To see a cure available for all types and variations of brain cancer

Our Mission

To bring the Community together in a fun and positive environment with the goal of raising funds for the purpose of prevention, treatment and cure of brain cancer.


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