Our story

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Our Story

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 paediatric brain tumours 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.

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 Dr David Ziegler and his team who are working towards improving the outcomes for all children diagnosed with brain tumours; through a comprehensive research program in the laboratory that stretches from investigating the basic biology and genetics of childhood brain tumours, identifying agents that induce a profound anti-tumour effect, safer treatment options, the implementation of novel treatment strategies in state of the art clinical trials, innovative personalised medicine, collaborations with local, national and international groups and ultimately find a cure.

Every child deserves a future and the sole way to see an increase in survival rates for paediatric brain tumours can only come through a dramatic increase in research capacity. Dainere’s Rainbow Brain Tumour Research Fund is a not for profit fund and 100% of all funds donated or raised go to research.

As a family we maintain a lifetime commitment to making an impact through helping to eradicate this number one disease killer of children in Australia. We are dedicated to increasing and promoting education, knowledge and awareness as well as providing practical and helpful support in the community through sharing our experiences, personal knowledge and useful information of the paediatric brain tumour journey.

On Dainere’s Rainbow website you will find information about Dainere, fundraising events, research progress, brain tumour facts and symptoms and how you can make a difference and see Dainere’s wish of a cure become a reality.

Together we can unite to take action, give hope, make a difference and create change for all children diagnosed with a paediatric brain tumour.

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 paediatric brain tumour research at Sydney Children's Hospital
Our Corporate Partners

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.