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Thursday 1 March, 2018

We would like to extend an extra special thank you to every individual, organisation, fundraising team and volunteer group who raised funds or donated to Cancer Council Victoria in 2017. Your support and generosity are greatly appreciated – we couldn’t do it without you.


Research Awards

A number of individuals and organisations donated or raised more than $5,000 in 2017 and elected to support a particular area of investigation through a Research Award. We thank them for their generosity.

2017 Team Katrina Research Award Estate of the late John Polgar Research Award Michael and Hannah Roth Research Award Tenix Solutions Research Award
3 Ways Research Award Fairies of Joy Research Award Michael Pearson Research Award Terry McGuinness Research Award
A Cure Ahead Research Award in memory of Ali Belle and Joan Brock Fintona Research Award Michael Trowbridge Research Award The AV Angels Research Award
The AV Angels Research Award in Memory of Colleen Scully
A Cure Ahead Research Award in memory of Michael Griffin and Jim Brock Flavorite Hydroponic Tomatoes Research Award Mitch Trotter Research Award The Avengers Research Award
A Cure Ahead Research Award in memory of Pat Kelly  Forget Me Not Research Award MLC Research Award The Avoca Mob Research Award
A Penny for your thoughts Research Awards Fountain Gate Secondary College Research Award Mr Antal Szeleczky Research Award The Beth Restaurant & Bar Research Award
A Walk To Remember Research Award Friends of Tangy Research Award Olive Bethell Memorial Research Award The Bob Neilson Research Award
Adrienne Hodge Research Award Friends Research Award On Track Research Award The Camp for Cancer Research Award
Advances VTOL Technologies Research Award From Montmorency Secondary College in memory of Rbyn June Jeffs Research Award Oracle Melbourne Research Award The Casey Walk for a Cure Research Award
Aileen Margaret Fowler Award Gale Force Research Award Our Lost Loved Ones Research Award The Casey Walk for a Cure Research Award
Alicia's Wings of Hope - In Honour of Alicia Lawson Research Award Geelong Bushwalking Club Research Award Our Pink Circle Research Award The Casey Walk for a Cure Research Award
Angelsea and Winchelsea Community Banks Research Award Geelong Central Netball Association Research Award Palcarers Relay for Life Research Award The Chain Remembrance and Recovery Award
Ankle Biters Research Award George Hume Crawford Research Award Pam's Rainbow Research Award The Chris Dobinson Cancer Research Award
Anonymous Research Award Girls Fight On Research Award Pauline Speedy Grants-In-Aid Award The Cobram Lowes BP Research Award
Arnott, Cotter, Devlin, Miles and Co. Research Award Happy Feet Research Award - In Loving Memory of Jeff Stanton Pedders Suspension Research Award The Coluccio Family Research Award
Auburn High School Research Award Happy Hippies Research Award Peter L Research Award The Daffodil Ball Research Award
Audrey Campbell Research Award Happy Wanderers Research Award Peter Stanley Smith Estate The Deborah Lee Research Award
Beaconhills College - Beacon of Hope Research Award Heart and Sole Research Award Regional Volunteer Groups' Research Award The Domain Village People Research Award
Berwick Bush Babes Research Award Heather Ellis Research Award Ride to A Cure Research Award in Memory of Tania Foott The Ernst and Carmel Ruddell Research Award
Betty May Smith Research Award Helena Bitter Research Award Ride to A Cure Research Award in Memory of Tania Foott The Fiona MacDonald Research Award
Birds of a Feather Research Award Highlands parkrun Research Award Rippleside Ramblers Research Award The Flsmidth Abon Research Award
Bright Sparks Research Award Horsham Primary School Research Award Robyn Coleman Research Award The Geelong College Research Award
Brightest Star Legends Research Award Imani Tunggal Research Award Roger Paul Lowe Estate The Jack Huggett Research Award
Bristol Night Owls Research Awards In Honour of Jeane Floyd Research Award Rona Bell L Research Award The Jeff Denny Memorial Research Award
Brumby's Babes Research Award In Honour of Rhett Thompson Research Award Ronald James Skinner Research Award The Jennie Sarrailhe Research Award
Burners For Relay Research Award In Honour of Valerie May Nicoll Research Award Sale Greyhound Club Research Award The Jessica Adams Research Award
Can Do It Research Award In Loving Memory of Chik Seng Chea Research Award Sebastopol Primary School and Community Research Award The Jill Suppree Research Award
Cancer Won't Break Our Stride Research Award In Loving Memory of Nikitas Gavalas Research Award Sherrill Muir Research Award The Knox School 2017 Research Award
Cancer's No Game Relay for Life Team Research Award In Loving Memory of Peter Scalzo Research Award Shine Shine Shine Research Award The Lesley Bennett Research Award
Caz and Midge's Angels' Research Award In Memory of John Rycken Research Award South Gippsland Rotary Research Award The Lost Warriors Research Award
CBCRC Research Award In Memory of Maureen Rodda Research Award St Brigids College Research Award The Merrin Foundation Research Award
CCB Accountants - Robert Bordin Research Award In Memory of Paul Monaghan - By Monaz Matez Research Award St John of God Hospital Warrnambool Research Award The Michael Leon and Hannah Roth Research Award
CD in Memorial of Cheryl Dicello Research Award In Memory of Stuart Joiner Research Award Star Weekly Research Award The Mum's the Word Research Award
Chris Shaw - It’s a Shaw Thing! Research Award  In Remembrance of Ann Gough Research Award Strive to Survive Research Award The Natalie Khoury Research Award
Christmas Cakes for Cancer Research Jacqui Wait Memorial Research Award Stuart Douglas Shelley Memorial Research Award The Night Ninjas Research Award
Clarkefeild and Friends Research Award John Agosta Memorial Research Award Sue Arundell Research Award The Ollie & Arthur Research Award
Coles Craigieburn YOOHOO's Research Award Julie Cachia Research Award Superheroes Research Award The Open Williamstown Research Award
Coles for a Cause Research Award Kerry Holland Cancer Busting Research Award Swim and Survival Academy Research Award The Port Fairy Biggest Morning Tea Research Award
Coomealla High School Research Award Kooyong Colts Research Award Switch and Style Active Research Award The Sebastiano Pitruzzello Research Award
Craigieburn Eagles Basketball Association Research Award Lenons 2017 Research Award Tabcorp Park Staff Research Award The Shane Speedie Research Award
Dad's Army Research Award Life Activities Club Research Award TeaLou Research Award The Shining Star Research Award
Danny Strickland Research Award Lions Club of Moorabbin Inc Team Axe Research Award The Sueling Culbert Research Award
Denise and her Groovy Peeps Research Award Lions Club of Werrbee Research Award Team Jess Research Award The Team Justice Bendigo Research Award
Diane Budd Research Award Lolipop Lappers Research Award Team Marco's Family & Friends Research Award The Theo Kotsabas Research Award
Dianne's Crew Research Award Longest Day Research Award Team Margariti Grant Research Award Thipsada Kumar Research Award 
DJ & LM Fox Foundation Research Award Loyola College Team Research Award Team MB20 Research Award Tiffs Team Research Award
Donna Harrison Pink Rockets Team Research Award Lynne & Wendy's Walkers Research Award Team Shazza Hope for the Future Research Award Torquay College Research Award
Eileen Muriel Atkins Memorial Research Award Macedon Ranges Shire Council Research Award Team Spirit Research Award Victory Against Cancer Research Award
Ernest and Carmel Ruddell Research Award Mandy's Minions Research Award Team WCB Research Award Waratah Warriors Research Award 
Watsonia Primary School Research Award We Are Family Research Award Wellington (Sale) Relay for Life Research Award William Gary Verrall Research Award
Women of Note Research Award You'll Never Walk Alone Research Award    

Major Donors

We would like to sincerely thank the following generous major donors who supported us in 2017:

Adrienne Hodge Christine Crawford L Fowler
Ainslie Cummins D Berwick Laurie & Maureen Strickland
Alan & Ruth Stringer Deborah Lee Lesley Bennett
Allen Russell Denise O’Halloran M Watkins
Andrew Kumar Douglas Battersby Mark Cubit
Antal Szeleczky Duncan Tuck Michael & Sonia Hunter
Audrey Broomhead Edward Miller Nancy Rado
Audrey Campbell G Shelley Pamela Fraser
B Smith George & Maureen Dyer Rob Deylen
Benjamin Anthony Graeme Fraser Ron Mellody
Bette Pearson John & Lorraine Bates Ruth Redpath
Beverly McGlead Jackie Hardman Sherrill Muir
Bob Bulley Jennifer Tatchell Shirley Neilson
Bob Permezel John & Jane Edwards Susan Bitter
Brian M Davis Kel Day Val Skinner
Brian Goddard Kenneth Bethell  
Charles Tegner Kevin Ruddell  
Chis Legge L & R Arthur  

Corporate Partners

We thank the following businesses who made large donations, sponsorships or in-kind support to Cancer Council Victoria in 2017:

Australian Council on Smoking & Health Pacific Gull Pty Ltd Transport Silver Chef
Castlerock Property PhoneCycle Simply Energy 
CPB Contractors Ritchies Stores Pty Ltd Singapore Airlines Ltd
Dalrymple Bay Coal Terminal Pty Ltd    

Workplace Giving Partners

We thank the following Victoria Workplace Giving Partners who donated to support the work of Cancer Council Victoria in 2017:

BECA Good2Give Powercor Australia
Benevity Industry Funds Management The Pratt Foundation
BHP Billiton Industry Funds Services Group Member Equity UK Online Giving Foundation
Citipower Macquarie Group Foundation VicRoads
Deakin University Melbourne Water VIVA Energy
Dolby Orica Limited Westpac Banking Group

Trusts & Foundations

We would like to thank the following Trusts & Foundations, whose financial contributions have supported our cancer control projects in 2017:

Armando Poli Charitable Trust Gandel Philanthropy Pethard Tarax Charitable Trust
Australian Communities Foundation Glenwood Foundation Picchi Brothers Foundation Inc
B’nai B’rith Victoria Gringlas The Amelia Eliza Holland Trust
Brian M Davis Charitable Foundation Guthrie Family Charitable Trust The Bowles Charitable Foundation
Charles and Cornelia Goode Foundation Harcourt Family Bequest The Cassidy Bequest Gift Fund 
Douglas and Philip Young Charitable Trust Ian Potter Foundation The George Lewin Foundation
Equity Trustees – Bird Family Charitable Trust Lord Mayor’s Charitable Foundation The HMA Foundation
Equity Trustees – Fred and Vi Lean Charitable Trust Marles and Manning Charitable Foundation The Leo & Mina Fink Fund
Equity Trustees – Pam and Alfred Lavey Trust Percy Baxter Charitable Trust The Miller Foundation Ltd
Flinders Victoria Charitable Foundation Perpetual Foundation The Russell & Yvonne Mee Foundation

Corporate Volunteers

We gratefully acknowledge the support and ongoing participation of our Corporate Volunteers in 2017:

A-GAS Computershare NAB
AHA Group Deakin University Public Transport Victoria
ANZ Dr Reddy’s Laboratories Suncorp

Community Special Efforts

Thank you to all our Community Fundraising supporters in 2017. A special thank you to those who conducted events and supported us by contributing over $10,000 in 2017:

A’Cure Ahead (Ahead Hair and Beauty) Georgia Billings    Michelle McDonald  The Australian Chinese Events Committee
Andre, Xander and Jacob Give in Celebration     Mum’s the Word Snow Jam The Daffodil Ball Committee       
Andrea Moiler Holly Keane     Open Williamstown Committee The Satsang Group – Shameem Misra    
Andrew Fox Janet Halsall - Casey Walk for a Cure Paddle Across the Bay The Thai Fellowship of West Melbourne   
Bev McLaren Kerry Christy Rachael Neale Victory Against Cancer     
Community Golf and Bowls Clubs Lorraine Dunbar - The Tea Cosy Competition Raquel Simpson   Walk Over Cancer Challenge      
Declan Foott - Ride to A Cure Mai’s Choc Bouquets Run Melbourne Participants        Walking Stars

Golf Events

We wish to thank the following Corporate Golf events which took place in 2017:

Association of Consulting Surveyors Victoria
Bunnings Warehouse
Knox Club
Lindsay Douglas Memorial Golf Day
Rosebud Country Club
The Longest Golf Day

Relay For Life

We thank all the Relay For Life Participants, supporters and committees throughout Victoria who together raised $XX in 2017.

Albert Park $ 55,763.37   Corangamite $ 56,907.72   La Trobe Valley $ 70,064.09   Shepparton $ 22,846.42
Alpine $ 15,745.41   Cranbourne Narre $ 48,268.45   Lancefield $ 71,664.04   South Gippsland $ 72,290.47
Bairnsdale $ 65,412.22   Diamond Valley $ 87,469.95   Manningham $ 44,790.39   South West $ 46,522.46
Ballarat $ 90,768.29   Doreen $ 57,452.83   Mansfield $ 44,772.97   Sun Country (Yarrawong Mulwala) $ 44,808.50
Bark for Life $ 38,151.49   Echuca - Moama $ 44,706.26   Maroondah $ 69,601.25   Sunbury $ 48,299.15
Bayside $ 36,870.32   Frankston  $  103,494.31   Maryborough $ 30,331.50   Surf Coast $ 78,374.50
Bellarine $ 49,991.41   Geelong  $  111,424.47   Melton $ 61,558.01   Wangaratta $ 79,208.24
Benalla  $      7,732.00   Hamilton $ 32,450.59   Mildura $ 83,553.55   Warrnambool & District $ 92,042.21
Bendigo  $  136,364.69   Hawthorn $ 92,020.27   Moonee Valley  $  118,954.89   Wellington (Sale) $ 79,260.97
Cardinia  $  124,918.81   Horsham & Districts  $  107,903.86   Moreland $ 36,597.38   West Gippsland $ 47,556.03
Caroline Springs $ 42,324.54   Hume $ 38,420.72   Mount Alexander $ 19,641.95   Whitehorse $ 46,561.48
Casey  $  374,306.43   Knox $ 62,941.39   Murmbeena $ 71,737.46   Wyndham  $  266,463.18
Central Murray (Swan Hill) $ 21,009.96   Kyneton $ 26,728.95   NAB $ 93,544.96      

Regional Volunteer Groups

Bairnsdale  Geelong Nhill Timboon
Bendigo Horsham Portland Traralgon
Camperdown Kaniva Sale Wangaratta
Colac Maffra Seymour Warrnambool
Dimboola Moe Shepparton West Gippsland
Frankston Mornington    

Special Funds

A number of people have established an ongoing fund for cancer research. We gratefully acknowledge their contribution and continuing support in 2017:

James L Rafferty Memorial Research AwardEstablished in 1993 by Margaret Rafferty, in memory of her husband, to support research related to cancer prevention.

Janetta and Derek Thompson Memorial FundEstablished in 1994 in memory of Janetta Thompson to support cancer research.

John Richard Beckingsale FundEstablished in 1983 under the terms of the Will of the late Alice Hill, to support cancer research workers.

Queenie & Edgar Gatt Special FundEstablished in 2013 by the late Dr Edgar Gatt in memory of his dearly beloved wife Queenie Gatt to support our Grants-In-Aid program, funding new cancer researchers around Victoria.

Val Straker FellowshipEstablished in 1998 from the estate of the late Valerie Straker, to support breast cancer research.

Pauline Speedy Grants-In-Aid AwardEstablished by the late Pauline Speedyand Jenny Tatchell in 2017 to fund research into women’s cancers.

Estate of Sandra Lianne VegtinEstablished in 2016 by the late Sandra Vegting to support research into lymphoma cancer.

Howard Paul FundEstablished in 2017 by the late Howard Paul for research into cancer.

Estate of Barbara Mavis HynamEstablished in 2016 by the late Barbara Hynam to support research into the causes incidence and cures of cancer of the bowel.

John Bartlett Memorial Research Award  - Established in 1993 by Margaret Rafferty in memory of her brother, to support research related to cancer prevention.

Margaret Rafferty Research Award - Established in 1993 by Margaret Rafferty, to support research related to cancer prevention.

Lyall Watts Mesothelioma Research Grant

Established in 2016 in memory of the late Lyall Watts. Thank you to the following for continuing this vital funding:

  • Gary Kenny
  • Marjory Watts
  • Sandra Harbison


We acknowledge the generous distributions received from the following estates in 2017:

Alan Bernard Meagher Elsie Louise Thomas Trust Fund Pauline Edwina Morgan
Alan Edward Reicher STAF - Elsie Lynda Swinden Joyce Heymanson Peggie May Power
Alan Michael Elsie May Maddicks Joyce Merle Moore Peter Ernest Campbell
Alberto Schiavone Erica W Cromwell Trust Joyce Morgan Peter Stanley Noel Smith
Alfred Reid Ethelwyn Elsbeth Richardson Trust Judy Joy Davies STAF - Philippe Andrey Davies
STAF - Alice & Edmund Ingouville- Eunice Grace Robbins June Allison Henderson Phyllis Holman
Williams Memorial STAF - Fay Lorraine Nelson Kathleen Howard Phyllis Ivy Rudolph
Alison Kinnear Puzey Flora La Iacona Katrina May Russell Foundation STAF - Phyllis Nerelle Turner
Andrew James Schreuder Foundation STAF - Florence Grace Clark Keith Grimshaw Priscilla Lees Wilson
Andrew John Wilson Frances Richardson Kenneth McDonald Martin Rae Quick
Ann Richardson Francis Aldridge Walter Kryn Van De Vreede Richard Cornish Testamentary Trust
Anne Withers Gary Kenneth Efron Lawrence Patrick Wallace Robert Sproule Sinnatt
STAF - Annie Gladys Matthews Geoff McCalman Lena Ross Robert Wakeham
Annie Kathleen Stock George Alexandrakis Leo Desmond O’Brien Robert Walter Burden
Arthur & Doris Clayton Fund George Brook McKenzie Leonard Allan Williams Roger Paul Lowe
Arthur Bolton R Barlow George F Carden Research Fund Lesley Helen Young Roma Norcott
Arthur Milne Bissett Giles Pannon Dalgliesh Fund Leslie Melrose Poulton Ron Nitschke
STAF - B & S Colee The Price Cousell Wilson Fund Linda Victoria Graham Ronald Keith Milnes
Barbara Joan Russell Gladys Violet Nicholls Lorna May Hillier Ronald William Grylls
Barbara Sutton Glenys Ruth Kendall Lorna Seddon Rudolph Hally & Pia Martin Memorial
Barry William Thurling Gordon Horsley Luciano Saina Trust
Benjamin Cornelius De Bruyn Grace & Herbert Foulkes Charitable Trust M A & V L Perry Foundation Samuel Charles Courtnay
Beryl Haynes Gregory Joseph and Zig Dickson Trust Madeline Crump & Madeline Williams Sharda Devarajan
Beryl Seib Gwendoline Olive McCormack Trust Suzanne Lonsdale
Beth Elaine Griffith Hanka Schreiber Mai Quach Sydney William Green
Bettine McCaughan Harold and Cora Brennen Research Fund Margaret Boyce Skehan Teresa Lew Sang
Betty Lynette Kronemberg Harry Halliwell Margaret Davies Roberts The Allan Bartlett Elkington Memorial
STAF - Beverley Eunice Stagg STAF - Harry Schofield Margaret Jane Fraser Trust Fund
STAF - Bruce Leslie Powell Hedvig Maria Hazy Margaret Jennifer Scarlett The Baldy Trust Fund
Catherine Freeman Helen Elizabeth Gadsden Margaret Littledale Tutton Trust The Bert Wilson Charitable Trust
Charles Keith Edwards Helen Ingrid Short STAF - Maria Emily Hanstock The Drury Trust
STAF - Clarice Nellie Dibbin Helen Turnbull Marion A I H M Spence The Gavin Family Trust
Clasina Aletta Bronkhorst Herbert Cumberbatch Marion Popplewell Charitable Trust The Isabel E and Francis J Hickmott
Clement Peter Hoskin Ian James Dwyer Marjorie Walsh Charitable Trust
Collen Leonie Bowden in memory of Ian Kelvin Macnicol Marjory Banks The McFadden Charitable Fund
Violet May and William G Bowden Ivy Constance Nicholson Mary Grace Vine Molony The Nancye Kent Perry Medical Research
Constance Edna McDonald Ivy Stephenson Mary Isabelle Ball & John M Ball Memorial Fund
Cora Ruth Barber J I & D R Cromie Perpetual Trust Mary Jane Polinelli Foundation STAF - The Sarah Josephine Logue
Daniel Francis McCarthy Jack MacDonald Reid Mary Theresa Cromie Charitable Trust Memorial Fund
Danuta Rogowski Jack Roy Aspinall STAF - Mary Veronica Hall The Therapon Foundation
Darcia Elizabeth Josephine Ashby Jack Williams Maureen Weir The William and Georgena Bradshaw
Daryl Giles Howard James Fitzpatrick Mavis Jean Lay Foundation
David Grills STAF - James Henry McGarrigle May Barelli Thomas Albert Hangan
Derek Thompson James Horace Yates STAF - Michael & Patrick Condon Thomas Henry Barnard
Diana Rosemary Vernon Jean Audrey Barry Memorial Fund Umberto Marian
Donald Ernest Ford Jean Elizabeth Rowe Mildred Nora Young Valerie Ann Millest
Dora Fleiner Jean McLeod Mona Isobel Paul Valerie Bracher
Doris Melva Reichelt Jean Slattery Myrna Joy Fitzpatrick Victor Milton Miller
Doris Thelma Rowe Charitable Trust Jean Williams N J Horton & Grace Horton Charitable Victor Russ Pittman Charitable Trust
Dorothy Joan England Jennifer Nicholas Bequest Fund Vince Gordon Virtue
STAF - Dorothy Love Jennifer Taplin Nancy Henrietta Charles Violet Jean Down
Dorothy May Davies Joan Alberta Halford Nancy Jury Walter Leiper
Douglas Beasley Douglass Joan Parr Nancy Karkott Wiliam Robert Henderson
Douglas Bennett Joan Rosemary King Norma Beard William Arthur Shipperlee
Dudley Barton Adams Jocelyn Amy Pott Norma Jean Ward William Cooper Charitable Trust
Dulcie Kanatopsky John Adams Norma May William Garth Little
Edna May Worthy John Brownridge Olive Dorothy Whiting William Samuel Osborne
STAF - Edward Thomas Thompson John Robert Ball Charitable Trust Ormond George Arthur Hill Winifred Daisy Stevens
Edwarda Rottell John Stanley Clark Patricia Jean Nutt Yvonne Elizabeth Bottomley
Eileen Tuohey Jonathan Harold Clark Patricia Margaret Cochrane William Cooper Charitable Trust
Elaine Annette Schreiber STAF - Joseph Norman Mason Patricia Ruth Castles William Garth Little
Elisabeth Maria Van Den Hurk Josephine M Patterson Paul Alexander Kettner William Samuel Osborne
Elizabeth Peters Orbell Josie Patterson Trust Paul Dillon Winifred Daisy Stevens
Elizabeth Russell Joy Lorraine Babidge STAF - Paula & Betty Clements Memorial Yvonne Elizabeth Bottomley
STAF - Ellen Jean Matthews Joyce Adelaide Healey Charitable Trust