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Helping Through The Storms To Get To The Rainbow

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; 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.

As a family we are on a mission to make a significant impact in helping to eradicate this number one disease killer of children in Australia.  We are committed and dedicated to increasing and promoting education, knowledge and awareness of childhood brain cancer within the Community.

You are not alone, through our lived experience of childhood brain cancer, we are there to support families with empathy and understanding during this unimaginable time, providing practical and helpful support and connecting you to services and others in the wider community.

Another area we are devoted and passionate about is working to improve and advance Paediatric Palliative Care Services in Canberra and beyond.  Again, through our lived experience as a family, and the challenges of this being a difficult subject we want this to change and for families to feel supported.  An extension of this work is the altruistic contributions we are making towards children’s funerals and parent and sibling grief and bereavement projects and services.

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
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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.