John Turner Cancer Research Fund

In May 2017, we announced the establishment of the John Turner Cancer Research Fund at the Fiona Elsey Cancer Research Institute following a significant 1-million-dollar donation by businessman and philanthropist, John Turner. […]

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Morrow Family

The Morrow Family of Horsham are wonderful long term supporters and fundraisers of the Institute, having raised over $50,000 for cancer research, in memory of businessman Kevin Morrow. […]

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Dansick Family

The Dansick family of Geelong, first became involved with fundraising for cancer research in 1993, when their healthy twelve year old daughter, Ainsley, was suddenly diagnosed with Rhabdomyosarcoma (a muscle tumour). Through friends and Ainsley’s school community ‘Crazy Hat’ and ‘Head Shave’ days were organised in support of Ainsley. Her good fortune at this time […]

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Graeme & Amelia Troon

In late November 2008 local businessman the late, Mr Graeme Troon and his wife Millie generously decided to complete Stage 3 of the Institute redevelopment at the previous St John of God site.. This involved refurbishing the Ainsley Dansick Cancer Cell Laboratory and providing a new Development Office and Auditorium, which is was  used primarily […]

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The Stafford Family

In 1980 Bruce Stafford, at age 30, was diagnosed with Hodgkin’s Lymphoma (lymphatic cancer), the first thing he asked his doctor was, ‘What are my chances?’ With 1 in 3 Australian men and 1 in 4 Australian women affected by a cancer diagnosis by the time they reach the age of 75, ‘What are my […]

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Jack and Millie Borbidge

In 2003 two generous donations made by the late Jack Borbidge, secured the immediate future of the Institute. Jack Borbidge, who passed away on Christmas Eve 2002 after a battle with Cancer, bequeathed more than $250,000 to the Institute. The bequest followed a $200,000 donation from Jack shortly before his passing. Jack and his family’s […]

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