Congratulations Ashleigh Lester

Congratulations to our latest Ethan Davies Fellow, Ashleigh Lester.

Having herself suffered from spinal ependymoma since she was an adolescent, Ashleigh made the remarkable decision to give up a career as a senior commercial lawyer to become a brain tumour researcher.

In her words, "I decided that rather than simply waiting for others to find better treatments, I could contribute".

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Networking for a cause

BNI Bamboo's Black Tie Breakfast was a smashing success last Thursday morning, with guests opening their hearts and wallets to raise money for childhood brain cancer research via the Ethan Davies Fellowship.

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BNI Bamboo's Black Tie Breakfast

On 23 November 2017, BNI Bamboo will be hosting a special Black Tie Breakfast to raise funds for the Ethan Davies Fellowship, and we'd love to see you there.

This business networking breakfast event will feature presentations from special guest speakers Dr Marcus Tan and Dr Raelene Endersby, as well as Ethan's dad.

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Songs for superheroes

We're very grateful to the Leeming Concert Band for organising "Songs for Superheroes", a children's concert which will raise funds for Ethan's Fellowship.

The concert will feature songs about superheroes, as well as other heroes that we may not always recognise. Children are welcome to dress up as their favourite character.

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Congratulations to Dr Laura Genovesi

We have great pleasure in announcing the second recipient of the Ethan Davies Fellowship, Dr Laura Genovesi.

Dr Genovesi, from the Institute for Molecular Bioscience in Brisbane, is an expert in utilising network approaches to identify genes driving aggressive forms of medulloblastoma (MB), a form of paediatric brain cancer. She is working to try to understand how and why these networks of genes drive more aggressive disease in some children, and whether blocking these gene networks with existing drugs will be effective in treating patients with MB.

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Call for donations: only a week to go!

There's only one week to go until this year's HBF Run for a Reason, and Team Super Ethan is looking for your support to help us reach our team fundraising goal of $10,000!

Many thanks to Jenny, Tanya, Josie, Veronica, Shannen, Zubayr, Jasmine, Bethwyn and Jim, who have all joined the team and contributed to the fundraising effort.

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Research we funded: a novel serial biopsy technique

The Ethan Davies Scholarship for Brain Cancer Research, which preceded Ethan's Fellowship, was established in 2012 with the aim of supporting paediatric brain cancer research in the Telethon Kids Institute's Brain Tumour Laboratory by trainee neurosurgeons.

An article published earlier this year in PLOS ONE - "A novel technique of serial biopsy in mouse brain tumour models" - reports on research undertaken by Dr Sasha Rogers with the support of Ethan's Scholarship.

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"Doing our small bit"

Riverstone Custom Homes has been a major supporter of the Ethan Davies Scholarship and the Ethan Davies Fellowship since 2012.

Recently, Paul and Tim Marshall were kind enough to talk with us about the company and the reasons for their support, and Tim took Ethan's dad through Riverstone's amazing West Hamptons display home in Swanbourne.

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Pasar Malam

All Saints’ College’s former students (known as the Old Saints) are proud to support fellow alumnus from the Class of 1999, Shannon Davies, in his pursuit of enhancing paediatric brain cancer research.

The Old Saints fundraised for the Ethan Davies Fellowship at the College’s annual community twilight market, Pasar Malam.

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Flashback - Ependymoma Awareness Day

The CERN Foundation has designated 8 May 2017 as this year's Ependymoma Awareness Day.

Ependymoma is the third-most common type of brain cancer in children, and also affects adults. Those familiar with Ethan's story will know that he was diagnosed with this form of brain cancer at the age of only 20 months.

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HBF Run for a Reason

We'd love you to support or join Team Super Ethan for this year's HBF Run for a Reason!

The run is being held on Sunday, 28 May 2017.

Our team fundraising target is $10,000, and we're aiming for a team of at least 20.

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Submission on paediatric brain cancer funding

On 29 November 2016, the Senate of the Australian Federal Parliament established a select committee known as the Select Committee into Funding for Research into Cancers with Low Survival Rates.

The purpose of the Committee is to inquire and report on the impact of health research funding models on the availability of funding for research into cancers with low survival rates.

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Flashback - brain tumours attacked

About three years ago, Super Ethan and the Ethan Davies Scholarship for Brain Cancer Research (an annual research scholarship that preceded Ethan's Fellowship) were the subject of some special coverage in The West Australian.

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Nervana Chiropractic Applecross Christmas charity drive

We're grateful for the support of Dr Blake Horner and the team at Nervana Chiropractic Applecross for their support this Christmas.

From Monday, 19 December 2016 through to Monday, 2 January 2017, they'll be donating the proceeds from all initial consultations and client re-activations to Ethan's Fellowship.

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Burgers for brain cancer research

Ethan's Fellowship has been selected to participate in "Local Matters" at Grill’d Subiaco this December!

Local Matters is the Grill’d community donation program that sees each Grill’d restaurant donate $500 back into the community every month.

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