Representatives of the Brain Tumour Association of WA recently presented a $3000 cheque to Professor Anna Nowak to support brain tumour research at the University of Western Australia.
The funds were the result of the City of Melville 1000 Paper Cranes community fundraising day and annual sales of greeting cards. The 1000 Paper Cranes event was a celebration of colour and hope with food stalls, artistic activities and entertainment, led by Melville Neighbour Development Officer Brian Marshall, who sadly lost his sister to brain cancer.
Professor Nowak said that all philanthropic contributions make a big difference to research at UWA.
“These donations help to fill the gaps not covered by formal grants and assist researchers to connect with the community that the research is designed to benefit.”
“The proceeds of the 1000 Paper Cranes event have benefited several brain cancer related charities and involved many local community groups.”
“We thank the Brain Tumour Association of WA for their generous contribution to this vital research and the amazing support they provide to all those affected by brain cancer,” Professor Nowak said.
The Brain Tumour Association of WA offers a support group for patients and their families affected by brain cancer and also links people who wish to support research with information about the research programs at UWA.
Photo caption (L-R): Mike Hawker, Professor Anna Nowak UWA Medicine Professor, Shirley Hawker, Dorothy Cropper.
Professor Anna Nowak (UWA Medical School) (+61 8) 6151 0923
Emily Stone (UWA Faculty of Health and Medical Sciences) (+61 8) 6457 7365