What do we do
Dainere, in a life too short, a life too fragile, but a life of tremendous influence selflessly, passionately and tirelessly advocated for greater awareness in the community about paediatric brain tumours.
Her determination and passion to raise funds for research and to inspire others with her constant message, “…together we can take action, give hope and create change…” knew no bounds.
Dainere remains an example of making the world a better place she showed such great compassion, love, bravery, positivity, joy and determination. She was grateful for every day she was here.
Did you know?
Brain tumours are responsible for more childhood deaths in Australia than any other disease.
Each year, on average 1600 people will be diagnosed with brain cancer in Australia.
Only 2 in every 10 people diagnosed will survive for a minimum of five years.
Treatment is challenging because it affects our most vital organ.
There are no risk factors or lifestyle changes, that we know of, which makes screening unrealistic.
An estimated $50 billion is needed over the next 30 to 50 years to research the causes and outcomes of brain tumours.
Dainere’s Rainbow Brain Tumour Research Fund was established in memory of and as a legacy to Dainere in conjunction with The Sydney Children’s Hospital Foundation to support the research of the devoted Associate Professor David Ziegler. and his team who are working towards improving the outcomes for all children diagnosed with brain tumours.