Thank you to our supporters

Thursday 1 March, 2018

Our volunteers, fundraisers and supporters enable us in everything we do. Their passion and commitment are truly inspiring.

We would like to thank the following people and organisations for their contribution to our work towards a cancer free future in 2018.

Thank you as well to those donors who have chosen to remain anonymous.


Research Awards

A number of individuals and organisations donated or raised more than $5,000 in 2018 and elected to support a particular area of investigation through a Research Award. We thank them for their generosity.

#weekendatbernies Research Award Fly Like a Butterfly Research Award Our Loved Ones Lost Research Award The Corrie’s Crew Research Award
A Fairy Good Cause Research Award Food Alley Research Award Our Pink Circle Reseearch Award The Danni Borg Research Award
A Penny for your Thoughts Research Award Ford Fairlane and Classic Cruiser Motor Mouths Research Award Peninsula Autohaus Research Award The Devika Jayawardene Research Award
A Walk to Remember Research Award Friends Fighting for a Cure Research Award Penpals Research Award The Ernest and Carmel Ruddell Research Award
Adroit MHL Insurance & Rick Research Award Friendship Research Award Peter L Research Awards The Fight for Life Research Award
Alison Crawford Research Award Garry Hammond Research Award Pink Trivia Research Award The Fountain Gate Community Research Award
Andrew Crossett Research Award Geelong Bushwalking Club Research Award Postie Bike Pilgrimage Research Award The Fuller Family Grant
Antal Szeleczky Research Award Geelong Central Netball Assoc Research Award Puddles Team Research Award The Graeme Johnston Research Award
Anton Zefkic Research Award Geelong College Research Award Regional Volunteer Group In Memoriam Research Award The Lollipop Lappers Research Award
Auburn High School Research Award George Hume Crawford Research Award Remembering the Good Times Research Award The Longest Day Research Award
Audrey Campbell Research Award Geraldine Ambrose Research Award Research Award The Mandie Krista Sulhan Research Award
Australian Chinese Events Committee Research Award Goodstart Sunbury Research Award Research Award in Celebration of Cathy’s Life The Michael Leon and Hannah Roth Research Award
AV Angels Research Award Happy Feet Research Award Research Award In Honour of Mollie Shotlander The Mobile Bookworms Research Award
Avenel Amblers Research Award Hector Walker Research Award Research Award In Honour of William Gary Verrall The Natalie Barber Research Award
Beacon of Hope: Beaconhills College Helena Bitter Research Award Research Award In Memory of Aileen Macdonald The Old Newbies Research Award
Beena Believers Research Award Heroes and Heroines Relay for Life Team Research Award Research Award in Memory of Christopher Houllis The Paulusz Family Foundation Research Award
Berth Research Award Holly Lewandowski Research Award Research Award in Memory of Joe & Rosa Depasquale The Peake Real Estate Research Award
Berwick Bush Babes Research Award Holy Rosary Church Research Award Research Award in Memory of Maureen Rodda The Pethica Family Award
Berwick Research Award Hydro Australia Research Award In Honour of Terry Glen Ringwood Private Hospital Research Award The Phary Chheuy Kong Research Award
Betsy J King Research Award In Hope for a Cure: Callum McLoughlin Research Award Rippleside Ramblers Research Award The Ranelagh Club of Mount Eliza Girls and Boys Night Out Research Award
Betty May Smith Research Award In Loving Memory of Dianne Budd Robert Bordin Research Award The Red Gem’s Research Award
Bike Riders Walking In Memory of Margaret M In Loving Memory of Russell Moffett Robin Bethune Jones Research Award The Residents of the Domaine Retirement Village Research Award
Birds of a Feather Research Award In Loving Memory Research Award Robyn Mott Research Award The Running in the Burbs Research Award
Bob Neilson Research Award In memory of Lance Peters Senior on behalf of the Lance’s Legends Relay Tea Rona Bell L Research Award The Samuel McLellan Research Award
BPS Dreamers & Believers Research Award In Support of Betty Gilbert Research Award Ronald James Skinner Research Award The Sandra & Clara Research Award
Brighton Grammar School Year 6 Research Award InstaBuddies Research Award Run Poss Run Reseearch Award The Sporties Group Research Award
Bristol Night Owls Research Award Jane Elliott’s Wonder Woman Research Award Sandra Cotter Research Award The St Francis Xavier College Research Award
BRM Research Award Jennifer Parker Hall Research Award Second Hand Roses Research Award The Sun Foundation Research Award
Brumbys’ Babes Research Award Jill and Denise Ryan Research Award Sherrill Muir Research Award The Timboon Rail Trailors and Lions Relay for Life Team Research Award
Burners for Relay Research Award John Agosta Memorial Research Award Smiling Ladybugs Research Award The VALulife Research Award
Camp for Cancer Research Award John Kapetanovski Research Award Sporting Shooters Pistol Club Victoria Research Award The Warriors Research Award
Cancer Busting Fairies Research Award Kel & Rosie Day Research Award Spudheads Research Award The Wicker Warriors Research Award
Cancer can get Kayaked Research Award Kevin Stevenson Research Award St John of God Bendigo Research Award The Willie Roberts Research Awards
Cancer’s No Game Research Award Kick It & Rip It Research Award St John of God Hospital Warrnambool Research Award Thipsada Kumar Research Award
Cardinia Prostate Group Research Award Kicking Cancers Arse Research Award St Joseph’s Mew Community Research Award Thorpy Hopes Research Awards
Carnegie Primary School Research Award Kilmore Townies Research Award St Pauls AGS - Year 6 Traralgon Research Award Tina Campbell Research Award
Caz and Midge’s Angels Research Award Kirsty Tuck Research Award Stewart and Wayne Charge Research Award Torquay Rotary Club Research Award
Charcoal Challenge Research Award in memory of Ian ‘Charcoal’ Roberts Kooyong Colts Research Award Strive to Survive Research Award Traralgon Aged Care Research Award
Cheryl Dicello Memorial Appeal Research Award Kyen Jenkins Research Award Stuart Douglas Shelley Memorial Research Award Traralgon Automotive Group Research Award
Che's Great Alpine Ride Research Grant Libby Adcock Research Award Sue Arundell Research Award Trent Mizzi (Team Cutajar) Research Award
Christmas Cakes for Cancer Research Lina O’Donohue Memorial Award Swim & Survival Academy Research Award Tully Research Award
Clarkefield & Friends Research Award Lindenbury Lappers Research Award Tash Aroozoo Research Award Val Greatorex, Rebecca Weir and Jacqueline Murray Research Award
Coles Yoohoos Research Award Lynton Johnstone Research Award/ Team DC Research Award Verion Stroud RPS Research Award
CRC Melton Research Award Memory of Ian Hunter Research Award Team Jess Research Award Vic Operations Research Award
Danny Strickland Research Award Michael Pearson Research Award Team Keppel Research Award Vicky Lazaridis Research Award
DANTAXER Research Award Michelle Borchers Research Award Team Margariti Research Award Victory Against Cancer Research Award
Dianne Pennisi Research Award Michelle Cetkin Chop for Research Award Team MB20 Research Award Vol Group in Mem Research Award
DJ & LM Fox Foundation Research Award MLC Research Award Team Ohana Research Award Walk for Hope Research Award
Domenic Callea Research Award Monaz Mates Research Award Team Sarah Research Award In Memory of Sarah McCorquodale Wayne Lawrence Skeen Research Award
Dorothy Isobel Frew Research Award Montmorency Secondary College Team Watermelon - Kids Supporting Kids Research Award We Will Together Research Award
Eileen Muriel Atkins Memorial Research Award Mrs Canterbury Research Award Team WCBF - in loving memory of Gisela Karlinski Werribee Lions Research Award
Eirene Lucas Foundation Research Award Mum’s The Word Research Award The Alan Carn Research Award Winged Warriors Research Award
Elena Rakic Research Award Naptime @ the finish line Research Award The All Night for the Fight Research Award Wings of Hopes Little Ninjas Research Award
Elora Twyford Research Award Nude for a Cure Research Award The Beryl and Sheryl Brest Cancer Fund Women of Note Research Award 
Family Ties Research Award Ollie & Arthur Research Award The Breast Friends Research Award Yolo Research Award
Father Mick’s Mates Research Award On Track Research Award The Brian David Marsh Research Award Youll Never Walk Alone Research Award
Fintona Research Award Open House Williamstown Research Award The Caneva Family Post-Doctoral Fellowship Award  

Major Donors

We would like to sincerely thank the following generous major donors who supported us in 2018:

Alan and Ruth Stringer Douglas Scott Foundation Lindsay & Rosemarie Arthur State Trustees Australia Foundation –
Allen Russell E.J Whitten Foundation Lord Mayor’s Charitable Foundation Graham Stanton Frick
Amelia Eliza Holland Trust Glenwood Foundation Margaret Watkins Stuart Leslie Foundation
Brian Goddard GP Foundation Mark & Amanda Cubit Tenix Foundation
Brian M Davis Charitable Foundation Grant Smyth Murlid Family Foundation The HMA Foundation
Broomhead Family foundation GRAS Foundation Perpetual Foundation - The Cassidy The Miller Foundation Ltd
Caledonia Foundation Guthrie Family Charitable Trust Bequest Endowment The Ronald Alan Curry Trust
Chris Legge Jaanette Enden Pf - Alan (Agl) Shaw Endowment Whykes Family Trust
Deborah Lee Jackie Hardman Rado Family Foundation William Angliss Charitable Trust
Dolly Berwick John & Jane Edwards Rob Deylen Winifred & John Webster Charitable
Donald Ratcliffe and Phyllis Macleod John & Lorraine Bates Robert C Bulley Charitable Trust Trust Fund
Trust Fund June F.M Smith State Trustees Australia Foundation – Wood Family Foundation
Douglas Battersby Kel and Rosie Day Foundation Myrtle Jane Eleanor Jones  

Corporate Partners

We thank the following businesses who made large donations, sponsorships or in-kind support to Cancer Council Victoria in 2018:

  • ANZ
  • Rialto

Corporate Supporters

We thank the following corporate supporters who donated and volunteered to support the work of Cancer Council Victoria in 2018:

ANZ - Financial Planning Department Kaya Health Clubs Powercor Australia
BECA Kevin Hannon Qenos Pty Ltd
Benevity (Canada) Macquarie Group Foundation Ritchies Stores Pty Ltd - Head Office
BHP Billiton Maree Lilley Sheraton Melbourne Hotel
Citipower Marriner Group Signarama St Kilda
Deakin University HR Services Melbourne Vacate & Carpet Cleaning TDJ Australia Pty Ltd
Good2Give (formerlly CAF) Melbourne Water Total Office National - Head Office
Goodlife Health Club My Little Tribe Photography UK Online Giving Foundation
Industry Funds Management OneChat Melbourne Vic Roads (Kew)
Industry Funds Services Group - M E Orica Limited Viva Energy Australia
Jemena Orora Limited Warequip Solutions
Kerryn White PhoneCycle  

Community Special Efforts

Thank you to our Community Fundraising Supporters who raised $10,000 or more, and to the supporters of our community campaigns in 2018.

Bev McLaren I Will for Cancer Supporters who raised $833,000 Postie Bike Pilgrimage
Biggins and Scott Fundraising Ball James Vickers Ray Gaunt
Coburg Osteopathy, 3058 Workout Challenge Joanne Gunnerson Run Melbourne participants who raised $75,000
Community Golf & Bowls Clubs who raised $31,000 Kim and Simon McMahon Shameem Misra and the Satsang Group
Daniel Surcik and Camp for Cancer Lorraine Dunbar and The Tea Cosy Competition The Australian Chinese Events Committee
David Fastuca Melbourne Marathon participants who raised $12,500 The Tuxedo Junction Committee who raised $140,000
Dry July participants who raised $89,000 Mum’s the Word Snow Jam Victory Against Cancer participants who raised $38,000
Fight for Life Open Williamstown Committee Walking Stars Participants who raised $280,000
Give in Celebration supporters who raised $108,000 Paddle Across the Bay participants who raised $42,000  

Corporate Golf Events

We wish to thank the following Corporate Golf events which took place in 2018:

  • Bunnings Warehouse
  • Lindsay Douglas Memorial Golf Day
  • Rosebud Country Club
  • Longest Day
  • Consulting Surveyors Victoria Inc.

Relay For Life

Albert Park Venue $76,616   Lancefield/Macedon Ranges Venue  $88,818
Bairnsdale Venue $46,072   Latrobe Valley Venue $98,369
Ballarat Venue $59,304   Manningham Venue $60,850
Bark For Life $18,104   Maroondah Venue $69,126
Bellarine Venue $21,154   Maryborough Venue $45,094
Bendigo Venue $149,070   Melton Venue $68,043
Cardinia Venue $108,009   Mildura Venue $54,282
Caroline Springs $17,111   Moonee Valley Venue $96,366
Casey Venue $373,944   Moorabool Venue $19,841
Corangamite Venue $41,438   Murrumbeena Venue $78,030
Cranbourne-Narre Venue $67,518   NAB Venue $50,089
Diamond Valley Venue $89,713   Seymour Venue $31,559
Doreen Venue $12,437   South Gippsland Venue $58,593
Echuca (Rich River) Venue $20,844   South West Venue $36,234
Frankston Venue $62,687   Sun Country Venue $46,641
Geelong Venue $83,836   Sunbury $32,973
Hawthorn Venue $137,680   Surf Coast Venue $90,674
Horsham Venue $103,974   Wangaratta Venue $56,172
Hume Venue $32,990   Warrnambool Venue $78,565
Knox Venue $60,118   Whitehorse Venue $37,371
Kyneton Venue $27,194   Wyndham Venue $295,600

Regional Volunteers Groups

We sincerely thank our wonderful Regional Volunteer Groups for their passion and dedication in 2018.

Bairnsdale Horsham Portland
Bendigo Kaniva Sale
Camperdown Maffra Seymour
Colac Moe Traralgon
Frankston Mornington Peninsula Wangaratta
Geelong Nhill Warrnambool

Special Funds

A number of people have established an ongoing fund for cancer research. We gratefully acknowledge their contribution and continuing support in 2018:

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

Helen Macpherson Smith Endowment – Established in 1991 to support the provision of cancer support and information services

Howard Paul Fund – Established in 2017 by the late Howard Paul for research into cancer.

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

Janetta and Derek Thompson Memorial Fund – Established in 1994 in memory of Janetta Thompson to support cancer research.

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

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

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

Pauline Speedy Grants-In-Aid Award – Established by the late Pauline Speedy and Jenny Tatchell in 2017 to fund research into women’s cancers.

Queenie & Edgar Gatt Special Fund – Established 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.

Sandra Lianne Vegting Fund – Established in 2016 by the late Sandra Vegting to support research into lymphoma cancer.

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

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 2018:

Adrienne Hodge Enid Rita Godfrey Judy Joy Davies Noel Nigel Gash
Alan Bernard Meagher Erica W Cromwell Trust K A Flisikowski Nola Green
Alan Edward Reicher STAF - Edward Thomas Thompson Katherine Mander Norma Libbis
Alberto Schiavone Ethel Maud Elleget Katherine Myra Lillian Kerr Hill Norma Helen Tyler
Alexandra Hutton Hutchinson F J Blythman Kathleen Margaret Peace Rankin Norman Dexter Budde
Alfred Reid Trust STAF - Fay Lorraine Nelson Kathleen Theresa Kelly Pam and Alfred Lavey Trust
STAF - Alice & Edmund Ingouville- Flora La Iacona Kenneth McDonald Martin Patricia Hagerty
Williams Memorial STAF - Florence Grace Clark Laura Ann Lang Patricia Margaret Johns
Andrew James Schreuder Foundation Florence Jan Barber Laurel Ruth Conway STAF - Paula & Betty Clements Memorial
Annette Matheson Florence Maude Emily Wilson Lena Ross Philip Gough Madder
STAF - Annie Gladys Matthews Francis G Murray Ferrari Leonardus Westerlaken STAF - Philippe Andrey Davies
Annie Shepherd Gary Kenneth Efron Leslie Williams Phoebe Phillips
Arthur & Doris Clayton Fund George F Carden Research Fund Lydia Macmichael Phyllis Holman
Arthur Milne Bissett Gerald A B Riley M A & V L Perry Foundation STAF - Phyllis Nerelle Turner
Audrey Joan Jones Gerda Weinreiter Madeline Crump & Madeline Williams Trust Rae H Quick
Avis Edith Gertrude Goddard Giles Pannon Dalgliesh Fund Maisie Lillian Clifton Ralph J Harris & Helen A Harris Donation
STAF - B & S Colee Perpetual Fund Gladys May Nevinson Malcolm William Howard Reginald Llewellyn Stanley
Bearice Annie Wyatt Grace & Herbert Foulkes Charitable Trust Margaret Alva Potter Rhoda Isobel Higgs
Bernard Darling Graham Phillip Copsey Margaret Dawn Kohlberg Richard Axisa
Betty Catherine Terrell Gregory Joseph and Zig Dickson Trust Margaret Joan Hampton Robert John Kirkland
Betty Donald Gray Charitable Trust Gweneth Mabel Bowles Margaret Joy McKenzie Robert Sproule Sinnatt
STAF - Beverley Eunice Stagg Harcourt Family Bequest Margaret Millicent Condron Robert Stenton Swift
Bill & Mena Malloy Trust Harold and Cora Brennen Research Fund Margaret Moira Grills Robert Walter Burden
Brian Charles Jones Harry Halliwell Margaret Olivia Troy Roma Norcott
Brian Charles Mander STAF - Harry Schofield Margaret Rickard Ronald Alfred Church
Brian Webster Hector Home Walker Margaret Robertson Wilson Memorial Rudolph Hally & Pia Martin Memorial Trust
STAF - Bruce Leslie Powell Helen Jean Burgess Margaret Rose Peers Ruth Mary Long
Carol Elizabeth Schonfeldt Herbert Robbins Margaret Winifred Palmer Sally Charlotte Chapman
Charles Keith Edwards Hereward Dowlen Margery Mutsaers Stanley Bruce Harding
STAF - Clarice Nellie Dibbin Ian Berry Foundation STAF - Maria Emily Hanstock Sydney William Green
Colin Atkin Moutray Ivy Stephenson Trust Marie Balsers Thaddeus Gostkowski
Colin Gene Hansen J I & D R Cromie Perpetual Trust Marie Florenza Gammon The Allan Elkington Memorial Trust Fund
Dalma Heather Abbott James Graeme Reynolds Marie Olga Hansen The Drury Trust
Danuta Rogowski STAF - James Henry McGarrigle Marion Popplewell Charitable Trust The Ethelwyn Elsbeth Richardson Trust
David Grills James Holt Marion Wakefield The Gavin Family Trust
Dawn Therese Mellers Jean Dorothy McGuinness Marjorie Gertrude Rohde The Isabel E and Francis J Hickmott
Dennis Russell Jean Elizabeth Rowe Marjorie Isabelle McArthur Charitable Trust
Diana Mary Harcourt Jean Florence Macdonald Mary Irene Austin The Katrina May Russell Foundation
Diana Rosemary Vernon Jean McLeod Mary Jane Polinelli Foundation The Kevin Hughes and Margaret Ann
Donald Ernest Leith Jean Stella Smith Mary Louisa McCrorie Findley Hughes Bequest
Doreen Bertha Kothlow Jean Williams Mary Theresa Cromie Charitable Trust The McFadden Charitable Fund
Doreen Jean Galvin Jennifer Nicholas Bequest STAF - Mary Veronica Hall The Nancye Kent Perry Medical Resarch
Doris Thelma Rowe Charitable Trust Joan Anne Carter Mavis Catherine Griffiths Memorial Fund
Dorothy Ellen Larsen Joan Thomas Mavis Jean Lay The Price Coulsell Wilson Fund
Dorothy Helen Thorpe John James Saunders Mavis Moss STAF - The Sarah Josephine Logue Memorial Fund
STAF - Dorothy Love John Robert Ball Merle Evelyn Parkin The William and Georgena Bradshaw Foundation
Dudley Barton Adams John Russell Martin Merle Oakes Thomas Henry and Marjorie Betty Barnard Donation
Edith Janet Field John Townend Goodfellow STAF - Michael & Patrick Condon Trevor Joseph Nolan
Edna Beryl Baker STAF - Joseph Norman Mason Memorial Fund Valeria Dorothea Jelen
Edna May Worthy Josephine M Patterson Mildred Nora Young Valerie Heather Oswin
Elizabeth Magdalene Toomey Josephine Mariann Weatherill Mona Isobel Paul Valerie Pearl Cotton
Elizabeth Peters Orbell Josie Patterson Trust Muriel Fettes Verna Rawlings
Ella May Battersby Joy McKenzie Myrna Joy Fitzpatrick Victor Russ Pittman Charitable Trust
STAF - Ellen Jean Matthews Joyce Adelaide Healey Neddy George Saaty Warren Dunn
Elsie Louise Thomas Trust Joyce Adelaide Healey Charitable Trust Fund Nellie Catherine McIntosh STAF - William Arthur Shipperlee
STAF - Elsie Lynda Swinden Joyce Isabel Larkin Neville Taylor William Cooper Charitable Trust