About Dainere’s Rainbow

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Why we began

Dainere’s Rainbow 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 Professor David Ziegler and his team who are working towards improving the outcomes for all children diagnosed with brain cancer.

About Dainere

Dainere was the most courageous, selfless and inspiring young person you could ever meet, she worked passionately and tirelessly during her short life to elevate significant awareness and raise vital funds for childhood brain cancer. Her greatest wish in life was that no children in the future would have to suffer as she did and that one day a cure for this horrendous disease will become a reality.

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Meet our patron

John Mikita is the owner of Canberra business TransitGraphics. TransitGraphics specialises in graphic and web design and has been supporting the Dainere’s Rainbow Brain Tumour Research Fund since late 2013.

Meet our ambassador

Mark Scarborough is a local IT professional and is the founder of My Gungahlin, which is now part of the Region Media Group since July 2020.

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Dr Z New

Head researcher

Professor David Ziegler is a paediatric oncologist, haematologist and bone marrow transplant physician. He has a subspecialisation in neuro-oncology and cares for children with benign and malignant brain tumours. He has a particular interest in developing and testing new treatments for children with incurable cancers.

We acknowledge the traditional custodians of the land where we meet and work, the Ngunnawal people, and the many other Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples from across Australia who have now made Canberra their home. We celebrate and respect their continuing culture and the contribution they make to the life of the ACT and region.

Dainere's Rainbow is a not for profit organisation - 100% of all funds raised or donated go to childhood brain cancer research at Sydney Children's Hospital
Our Corporate Partners
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Sydney Children's Hospital Foundation are proud to display the new Registered Charity Tick from the Australian Charities and Not-for-profits Commission (ACNC), which aims to gives reassurance to the public that the charities they support are transparent and accountable. We rely on your donations and volunteering to ensure we can continue our vital work, so we want you to know your support is making a difference. Where you see the logo, it means the charity is registered with the ACNC so the public can easily find out what they do, who their beneficiaries are, how they are governed and how they manage their finances.