Posts Tagged ‘childhood cancers’

P4AC – 10 year head shave!

Tuesday, September 8th, 2020

March 2011, 4 months after our founding date, our Founder Leigh Martyn shaved her head to raise thousands for cancer research.

September 2020, Leigh is prepared to do it all again in the name of Childhood Cancers research.

13th September update!

Leigh’s long time friend Jodie has decided that she’s going to shave her head too so we can only hope double the heads double the fundraising! Thank you Jodie!!

With an aim to do the head shave on 14th November 2020, we are looking to raise, at a minimum, $5,000 for Childhood Cancers Research. You can donate via credit card by clicking on this link or by direct bank deposit to our account below.

If you have a strong desire to be the actual head shaver, contact Leigh at Leigh@playforacure.com.au and put in your offer. You must be available to do the head shave at Downey Park, Windsor Qld. You must also, be kind 🙂

$50,000 for Childhood brain cancer research

Saturday, January 18th, 2020

After a fantastic year of fundraising, at our 2018/19 AGM, the board approved donating $50,000 to Professor Bryan Day and his team at the Sid Faithfull Brain Cancer Laboratory based at the QIMR Berghofer Brisbane.

Board Member Anne Vogler along with Charity Founder Leigh Martyn were on hand to present Bryan and his team $50,000 and once again we got to see them at work in their laboratory. Bryan said ‘What you do for us (researchers) is incredible and this contribution will support ongoing research into developing new targeted therapies for children with brain cancer. We are incredibly grateful for your support’.

Leigh and Anne present $50,000, on behalf of the P4AC board and supporters, to Professor Bryan Day from the Sid Faithfull Brain Cancer research laboratory

Bryan will be back at our dinner on the 24th October, to provide an update on their research. We cannot wait to hear of the progress you and your team make Bryan. Keep up the amazing research because WE are incredibly grateful for what you do!