Thank you to our supporters

Friday 1 March, 2019

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 2019.

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 2019 and elected to support a particular area of investigation through a Research Award. We thank them for their generosity.

A Penny For Your Thoughts Research Award Empower Wealth Research Award Michael Pearson Research Award Team Deb Research Award
Adroit Insurance & Risk Research Award Ernest and Carmel Ruddel Research Award Mighty Ducks Research Award Team Gumps Research Award
Alan Carn Research Award Everyone Is Welcome Research Award Mixed Bunch Research Award Team Jess Research Award
Alison Crawford Research Award Family Ties Research Award MLC & Co Research Award Team Jo #FC Research Award
Alison’s Minions Research Award Faye Richards Research Award Moira Van Deur Research Award Team Justice Research Award
Alive Alive O Fight For Life Research Award Monaz Mates Research Award In Memory of Paul Monaghan Team Marco’s Family and Friends Research Award
All Night for the Fight Research Award Fintona Research Award Montmorency Secondary College Research Award Team Mattitude Research Award
Amanda Hewes Research Award Flannelette Roses - Research Award In memory of Peter Chisholm Mrs Canterbury Research Award Team MB20 Research Award
Aminah Haneef Research Award For Family Fund Research Award Mums On The Run Research Award Team Members of Paula’s Pals
Amy Whitmore Research Award Ford Fairlane & Classic Cruiser Motor Mouths Research Award Naptime at The Finish Line Research Award Research Award
Andrea Catherine Performing Arts Fr. Micks Mates Research Award NobodyGaming Research Award Team Nathan Research Award
Research Award Frankston High School Research Award Ohana Research Award Team O.D.A.A.T Research Award
Annie Wood sell Research Award Frankston High School Sports Leadership Research Award Ollie & Arthur Research Award Team RPPS Research Award
Antal Szeleczky Research Award Friends United Research Award OnTrack Research Award Team WEHI Research Award
Audrey Campbell Research award Geelong Bushwalking Club Operation relay Research Award Tegan’s First Research Award
AusEd Internation Research Award Research Award Our Lady of Sion College Research Award The Alan Carn Research Award
Azza’s Army Research Award Geelong Central Netball Association Research Award Our Lost Loved Ones Research Award The All Night For The Fight Research Award
Back On Track - The Wolf Pack Research Award Geelong College 2019 Research Award Our Pink Circle Research Award The Betty May Smith Research Award
BATS Flying Towards a Cure Research Award Geoff Arbuthnot and Len Boucher Research Award Palcarers Research Award The Bravehearts Research Award
Beacon of Hope Beaconhills College Berwick Research Award George Hume Crawford Research Award Pat “Butch” Gardiner Research Award The Caneva Family Research Award 2019
Beacon Of Hope Beaconhills College Pakenham Research Award George’s Warriors Research Award Pauline Greenwood Research Award The Deb Symes Memorial Research Award
Beacon Of Hope Research Fund Research Award G-Fit Studio Research Award Peninsula Classics Research Award The Effie Floros Research Award In Memory of Konstantinos Damouras
Beautiful Belinda (Bee) Park Gippsland Riders and Walkers Research Award Penpals Research Award The Ernest and Carmel Ruddell Research Award
Research Award Greensborough Primary School Research Award Peter L & Rona Bell L Research Award The Forgotten Cancers
Bec Weir, Jackie Murray, Val Greatorex and Lee Alexander Research Award Hall/Parker Award Peter L Research Awards The Frankston High School Research Award
Bellbrae Primary School Research Award Happy Feet Research Award Pfizer CARES Melbourne Research Award The Geelong College Research Award
Bendigo’s Own Girls Night In Research Award Happy Wanderers Research Award Pink Ladies Research Award The George Batsis Research Award
Betsy J King Research Award Helena Bitter Research Award Pink Pocket Rockets Research Award The Gill Research Award
Betty May Smith Research Award Heroes and Heroines Research Award Pink Trivia 2018 The Goodwin and Femino Families Research Award
BGS Junior School Research Award Heroes of Hope Research Award Poppy’s Crew Research Award The Gumps Research Award
Birds of a Feather Research Award Hico Korumburra Research Award Prospect Hill Village Research Award The Knox School Research Award
Blackburn Football Club Research Award Honour the Relay Research Award PVCC Survivors Research Award The Lindsay Award
Bloody Jack Research Award Hope for Life Rachaels Research Award The Lion Hearts Research Award
Brady Bunch Research Award Hoppers Indoor Sportz Research Award Red Gem’s Research Award The Michael Leon and Hannah Roth Research Award 2019
Breast Friends Research Award In Honour of Kathryn John Research Award Remembering the Good Times Research Award The Pethica Family Award
Brian Creece Research Award In Loving Memory of Dianne Budd Research Award Research Award in honour of Mr Greg Garratt The Physicals Research Award
Brian’s Believers Research Award In Memory of Maureen Rodda Research Award Research Award in honour of Thomas Weaver The Port Fairy Community Research Award
Brightest Star Legends Research Award In The Name Of Mrs. Julie Curran Research Award in memory of Ba Phu Nguyen from family & friends The Robert (Bob) Rose Research Award
Buddy’s Doing Their Bit Research Award Inverloch Childcare Research Award Research Award in memory of Holly Lewandowski The Running in the Burbs Sunshine Research Award
Burra Flames Research Award Italian Sports Club Werribee Research Award in the name of Mrs. Julie Curran The Sandhurst Real Estate & Sandhurst Community Research Award
Callum McLoughlin Research Award Jan and John Souter Research Award Revel to Remedy Reseach Award The Sikh Community Research Award
Cancer Cure-saders Research Award Jennifer Waugh Research Award Ringwood Private Hospital Research Award The team members of Paula’s Pals Research Award
Cancer Won’t Break Our Stride Research Award Jill Suppree Memorial Fund Rona Bell L Research Award The Troy Harvey Research Award Research Award
Cancer’s No Game Research Award JLL at Freshwater Place Research Award Ronald James Skinner Research Award The Tuxedo Junction Cancer Award 2019
Carly Deverall Research Award Joan Gilbee Research Award Rotary Club of Greensborough Research Award in honour of our hero survivor Bill Carter The Valley Soles Research Award
Casey Relay for Life - Everyone is Welcome Research Award Joan’s Team Research Award RPPS Research Award The Victory Against Cancer Research Award
Charity, Hope & Faith Research Award Johnny Bonanno Research Award Run Poss Run Research Award The Young Ones & Bs & FBs R Angels Research Award
Chris Dodson Research Award Johnny’s Syndicate Research Award Running in the Burbs Sunshine Research Award The Young Ones Research Award
Chris Tassits Research Award Jo’s Angels - A Walk with Wings Research Award Save The Kids Research Award Thorpy Hopes Research Award
City West Taekwondo Research Award Kathleen (Kate) KellyResearch Award Seaford Little Athletics Centre Research Award Tiffs Team Research Award
Clarkefield and Friends Research Award Keely’s Positive Party Research Award Sebas Stars Research Award Timboon Railtrailers and Lions
Coles Yoohoos Research Award Keeping up with the Liquorlandians Research Award Sherrill Muir Research Award Relay Team Research Award
Community Bank Sprinting Piggies Research Award Kel and Rosie Day Research Award Simon Azzopardi Research Award Tiny Taua Research Award
Concepts and Results Team Kentucky Fried Cancer Fighters Research Award Sonia and Michael Hunter Research Award TM & H Mitre 10 Research Award
Research Award Keppel Prince Engineering Pty Research Award St John of God Berwick Hospital (STJOGGERS) Research Award Trugin On For a Cure Research Award
Connor Stewart Research Award Kickin Cancer for Carlz Research Award St John of God Warrnambool Hospital Research Award UBS Victorian Trade Network Research Award
Crossroads Uniting Church Kingswood College Research Award St Mary’s Primary School Research Award United for a Cure Research Award
Research Award Kooyong Colts Research Award St Paul’s AGS Traralgon – Year 6 Research Award VALulife Research Award
Dadswells Dawdlers Research Award Kruizin With Kate Research Award St Simon’s Cancer Support Group Research Award Veterans on a Mission Research Award
DANTAXERS Research Award LAC Surf Coast Research Award St Simons Striders Research Award Victorian Quilters Research Award
David William Griffiths Research Award Life Activities Club Surf Coast Research Award Sterritts & Friends – Knox RFL Research Award Walk This Way Research Award
Deb Symes Memorial Research Award Lindenbury Lappers Research Award stjoggers Research Award Warriors Research Award
Di’s Darlings Research Award Lions Club of Werribee Research Award Strive To Survive Research Award We Will Together Research Award
DNA All Stars Research Award Lisa Collett Research Award Stuart & Wayne Charge Research Award Werribee Lions Research Award
Dodds Army Research Award Lollipop Lappers Research Award Stuart Douglas Shelley Memorial Research Award Where’s Wally Walkers Team Research Award
Domain Village People Research Award Longest Day Research Award Sue Arundell Research Award Whitefriars Research Award
Donald Ratcliffe and Phyllis Macleod Research Award Lorna Howie Research Award Superheroes Research Award Wings of Hope Research Award
Donna Harrison Pink Pocket Rockets Team Research Award Loyola College Julian Federico Suzan Davies Research Award Women of Note Research Award
Dorothy Isobel Frew Research Award Research Award Suzanne Cory High School Research Award Wonthaggi Medical Group Research Award
Dr Nicole Marie Tokatlian Research Award Loyola College Research Award Suzanne Cory Soldiers Research Award Yolo Research Award
Dr Patrick Hin-Yeung Poon Research Award Lung Cancer Research Award in memory of Dr Dong Chen Tabcorp Park Research Award You’ll Never Walk Alone Research Award
Eileen Muriel Atkins Memorial Research Award Mark Doering Research Award Team Active Research Award
E-Lemon-Ators Research Award Mauve Movers Research Award Team Cancure Research Award

Major Donors

We would like to sincerely thank the following generous major donors who supported us in 2019:

  • Benjamin Anthony representing the Anthony Family
  • Chris Legge
  • Deborah Lee
  • Dolly Berwick
  • Jenny Tatchell
  • John & Lorraine Bates
  • Paul & Franca Di Natale
  • Professor Andrew Roberts
  • Robert C Bulley OAM (1924-2019)
  • Ruth Redpath

Major Community Supporters

Thank you to the following supporters who raised over $10,000 in 2019.

  • Cathy Ritchie
  • Fil Colantuono
  • Kevin Walsh and Fight for Life
  • Kristy Taylor
  • Lorraine Dunbar and The Tea Cosy Competition
  • Lyn and Phil Deaves
  • Michael Harold
  • Michelle McDonald and Inbalance Fitness
  • Mum’s the Word Snow Jam
  • Open House Williamstown
  • Pauline Greenwood
  • Penny Batty
  • Rosa Masalkovski
  • Sandra Guida
  • Shameem Misra and the Satsang Group
  • Team Len's Legends
  • Team N.M.F.M
  • Team Paddle4OurPeople

Corporate Partners

We thank the following businesses who made large donations, sponsorships or in-kind support to Cancer Council Victoria in 2019:

  • ANZ Shout Blade
  • Commonwealth Bank of Australia
  • OzCey Tea – Spin of Life

Corporate Supporters

We thank the following corporate supporters who donated and volunteered to support the work of Cancer Council Victoria in 2019:

Biviano Fruit Good2Give PhoneCycle TDJ Australia Pty Ltd
Bunnings Group Limited Industry Funds Services Group Member Equity Powercor Australia Total Office National
Citipower Melbourne Water Rialto UK Online Giving Foundation
Collins Square NAB Ritchies Supa IGA VicRoads
Deakin UniversityHuman Resources Services Orora Limited Spiire Viva Energy

Golf Events

Thank you to the following supporters who raised over $10,000 through golf events and The Longest Day Golf Challenge in 2019.

  • Bunnings Limited
  • Consulting Surveyors of Victoria
  • Crannies Grannies
  • John Hudson
  • K & S Freighters
  • Mark Mentha
  • Pymble Golf Club
  • Ray Quinlan
  • Sorrento Golf Club
  • Team AREA3+ MAB
  • Team Hot and Cold Shop
  • Team Metro
  • Team Old Bull

Relay For Life

Bairnsdale Relay For Life $56,791.19   Moonee Valley Relay For Life $38,845.73
Ballarat Relay For Life $63,370.37   South Gippsland Relay For Life $78,464.12
Bendigo Relay For Life $114,231.58   South West (Portland) Relay For Life $37,792.55
Cardinia Relay For Life $130,816.56   Surf Coast Relay For Life $62,016.65
Casey Relay For Life $323,520.06   Warrnambool Relay For Life $81,559.69
Corangamite Relay For Life $40,279.44   Wyndham Relay For Life $270,699.13
Diamond Valley Relay For Life $93,084.33   Cranbourne-Narre Relay For Life $55,646.49
Geelong Relay For Life $83,481.66   Frankston & Peninsula Relay For Life $94,273.27
Hawthorn Relay For Life $153,405.99   Latrobe Valley Relay For Life $92,592.66
Horsham Relay For Life $86,082.55   Manningham Relay For Life $56,683.42
Hume Relay For Life $34,037.60   Maroondah Relay For Life $88,320.26
Knox Relay For Life $74,326.66   Melbourne (Albert Park) Relay For Life $88,436.30
Lancefield/Macedon Ranges Relay For Life $89,777.30   Murrumbeena Relay For Life $64,277.69
Maryborough Relay For Life $46,722.22   NAB Relay For Life $41,252.71
Melton Relay For Life $54,651.87   Wangaratta Relay For Life $23,297.42
Mildura Relay For Life $44,827.13      

Regional Volunteers Groups

Bairnsdale Volunteer Group Horsham Volunteer Group Portland Volunteer Group
Ballarat Volunteer Group Kaniva Volunteer Group Sale Volunteer Group
Bendigo Volunteer Group Maffra Volunteer Group Seymour Volunteer Group
Colac Volunteer Group Moe Volunteer Group Traralgon Volunteer Group
Dimboola Volunteer Group Mornington Peninsula Volunteer Group Wangaratta Volunteer Group
Geelong Volunteer Group Nhill Volunteer Group Warrnambool Volunteer Group

Special Funds

A number of people have established an ongoing fund for cancer research. We gratefully acknowledge their contribution and continuing support in 2019:

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 2019:

Agnes Wakefield David Bleakley Jane Tilley Nita Cerveri
Agnes Wilkinson Desmond Holland Janet Blyth Graham Harris Noel Sloan
Alan Edward Reicher Diana Rosemary Vernon Janet Brumley Norma Gilbert
Albert Henry Ullin Doris Young Jean Florence Macdonald Ollie Heather Walsh
Alice Connor Dorothy Ellen Larsen John Henry Liddle Patricia Jean Nutt
Ann Pert Dorothy Waters John Tyrrell Peter R Bailey
Arthur Kearney Edna Pitts Joyce Mary Wornes Rhonda Stearman
Athalie Ross Elaine Annette Schreiber Kelvin Kellett Robert Malcolm Gummow
Audrey Appleton Elaine Kruss Kenneth James Walker Robert Stenton Swift
Audrey Bownas Elizabeth Cheesman Lauris Eileen Clark Robert Walter Burden
Audrey Lehey Elizabeth Cromb Leo Francis Hurley Robin Taylor
Audrey Nancarrow Ella May Battersby Leonard Wintour Rosemary Atkinson
Avis Edith Gertrude Goddard Flora La Iacona Leslie Tilley Russell William Hunter
Barbara Joan Russell Francis McIntosh Lilli Kuhnle Shirley & John Gowty
Barbara McMaster Frank Snelling Lorna Cornell Shirley Clarke
Barbara Wallace G K Sheath Lorraine Stubbs Shirley Cooling
Beryl Pasierbek Gary Kenneth Efron Margaret Cracknell Stanley Brabazon
Betty Alicia Bohun George Miller Margaret Ditchburn Thelma Edwards
Betty Wadds Gerard Jak Margaret Emily Kincaid Thelma June Henderson
Beverley Cooper Gladys May Nevinson Margaret Jane Fraser Thomas Arthur Joseph Vogt
Brian Pekin Gloria Harris Margaret Ridgway Thomas Smith
Carol Elizabeth Schonfeldt Gloria Isobel Storer Margaret Rose Sedgman Trevor Joseph Nolan
Catherine Blackman Harry Halliwell Maria Van Rynsbergen Vera Lunney
Charles Campbell Coghlan OAM Helen Ann Perks Marion Wakefield Veronica Agnes Reeman
Charles Keith Edwards Helen Clement Mark Capovilla Visiliki Gidis
Charles William Webber Helen Cumisky Mary Jean Butcher known as Jean William Chambers
Charlotte Edith Tooke Helen Ingrid Short Maud Morgan William George Thornhill
Colin Everead Hall Helen Jean Burgess Mavis Thompson William Gray
Colin Hoffman Ian Noel Hooper Maxwell Newman William H Kemm
Coral Ruth Barber Irene Hammond Mollie Harding Yvonne Turner
Danuta Rogowski Istvan Sallai Mona Isobel Paul
Daphne Lorna Andrews James Graeme Reynolds Nellie Catherine McIntosh

Foundations, Funds & Trusts

We acknowledge the generous distributions received from the following in 2019:

Alfred Reid Trust Ian Potter Foundation S.T.A.F. - Beverley Eunice Stagg S.T.A.F. - Sarah Josephine Logue Memorial Fund
Amelia Eliza Holland Trust Ivy Stephenson Trust S.T.A.F. - Bruce Leslie Powell S.T.A.F. - Thomas Henry and Marjorie Betty Barnard Donation
Andrew James Schreuder Foundation J I & D R Cromie Perpetual Trust S.T.A.F. - Clarice Nellie Dibbin S.T.A.F. - William Arthur Shipperlee
Arthur & Doris Clayton Fund Joe White Bequest S.T.A.F. - Dorothy Love Stuart Leslie Foundation
AusEd International John Robert Ball S.T.A.F. - Edward Thomas Thompson The Allan Elkington Memorial Trust Fund
Betty Donald Gray Charitable Trust Josie Patterson Trust S.T.A.F. - Ellen Jean Matthews The Baldy Trust Fund
Bill & Mena Malloy Trust Joyce Adelaide Healey Charitable Trust Fund S.T.A.F. - Elsie Lynda Swinden The Cassidy Bequest Endowment
Brian M Davis Charitable Foundation Kenneth McDonald Martin S.T.A.F. - Fay Lorraine Nelson The Drury Trust
Collie Trust Lord Mayor’s Charitable Foundation S.T.A.F. - Florence Grace Clark The Estate of The Late Arthur Milne Bissett
Cubit Family Foundation M A & V L Perry Foundation S.T.A.F. - Harry Schofield The Estate of The Late Elizabeth Peters Orbell
DJ & LM Fox Foundation Madeline Crump & Madeline Williams Charitable Trust S.T.A.F. - James Henry McGarrigle The Ethelwyn Elsbeth Richardson Trust
Doris Thelma Rowe Charitable Trust Marion Popplewell Charitable Trust S.T.A.F. - Jennifer Nicholas Bequest The Gavin Family Trust
Elsie Louise Thomas Trust Mary Theresa Cromie Charitable Trust S.T.A.F. - Joseph Norman Mason The Katrina May Russell Foundation
Erica W Cromwell Trust Mildred Nora Young Perpetual Charitable Trust S.T.A.F. - Margaret Millicent Condron The Mary Jane Polinelli Foundation
Ethel Elleget Trust N J Horton & Grace Horton Charitable Fund S.T.A.F. - Margaret Robertson Wilson Memorial The McFadden Charitable Fund
G F Carden Cancer Research Fund Pam and Alfred Lavey Trust S.T.A.F. - Maria Emily Hanstock The Nancye Kent Perry Medical Resarch Memorial Fund
Gandel Philanthropy Peter Griffin and Terry Swann Foundation S.T.A.F. - Mary Veronica Hall The Price Coulsell Wilson Fund
Giles Pannon Dalgliesh Fund Robert C Bulley Charitable Fund S.T.A.F. - Michael & Patrick Condon Memorial Fund The William and Georgena Bradshaw Foundation
Glenwood Foundation Ronald Alan Curry Trust S.T.A.F. - Paula & Betty Clements Memorial Victor Russ Pittman Charitable Trust
Grace & Herbert Foulkes Charitable Trust Rudolph Hally & Pia Martin Memorial Trust S.T.A.F. - Philippe Andrey Davies William Cooper Charitable Trust
Gregory Joseph and Zig Dickson Trust S.T.A.F. - Alice & Edmund Ingouville-Williams Memorial S.T.A.F. - Phyllis Holman Wood Family Foundation
Harold and Cora Brennen Research Fund S.T.A.F. - Annie Gladys Matthews S.T.A.F. - Phyllis Nerelle Turner S.T.A.F. - Ralph J Harris & Helen A Harris Donation
Ian Berry Foundation S.T.A.F. - B & S Colee