A Cut Closer to a Cure for Brain Cancer
Brain cancer kills more children in Australia than any other disease and more people under 40 than any other cancer, yet survival rates have barely changed in the last 30 years.
It’s a cause that means a lot to NDY sustainability consultant Liz Williams. “Since a close friend of mine was diagnosed with a Glioblastoma Multiforme (GBM) three years ago at the age of 22, having no prior medical illnesses, finding a cure for brain cancer is a special cause to me.”
GBMs are the most aggressive form of cancer that begin in the brain with fewer than 5% of people diagnosed surviving beyond 5 years.
“From holding a casual clothes day earlier this year, to more recently convincing half my family to shave our heads, I’m pleased and heartened to have helped raise over $12,000 in support of the Cure Brain Cancer Foundation,” says Liz.
“The core function of the foundation is to fund vital brain cancer research, with a focus on getting therapeutics to patients as soon as possible. This fundraising effort would not have been possible without the support and generosity of my family, friends and colleagues as we continue to raise awareness and advocate for the cause to help find a cure for this awful disease.”