We wish to express our deepest and humble appreciation to each and every person and Community Sponsors for your generosity which contributed tremendously towards the Dainere’s Rainbow Brain Tumour Research Fund Inaugural Memorial Dinner. It truly was a splendiferous evening and so extraordinarily colourful. What an amazingly special way to honour the memory of our most beloved Dainere and continue her legacy of raising desperately needed awareness and funds for paediatric brain tumours.
It is due to your support that Dainere’s Rainbow Brain Tumour Research Fund Inaugural Memorial Dinner held on 21st June 2014 raised an incredible $20,100.00.
These funds go towards the research of the devoted Dr David Ziegler and his team at The Kids Cancer Centre at The Sydney Children’s Hospital who are working towards improving the outcomes for all children with brain tumours, through a comprehensive research program that stretches from investigating the basic biology and genetics of childhood brain tumours in the laboratory, to the implementation of novel treatment strategies in state of the art clinical trials.
At the dinner a speech that Dainere wrote was read, this is part of what was in that speech, this is why it is so important to continue Dainere’s legacy.
“My over four year journey with Medulloblastoma was like the most furious storm, I believed I was given my journey for a special reason and I was positive that it was not only to raise awareness and funds to help others in the future but also to inspire, give hope and courage. My mantra in life and title of my first book was ‘You Have To Go Through A Storm To Get To A Rainbow’. I fought as hard as I could against this horrendous disease but the storm was too strong and has taken my life. There are so many things I will never get to achieve, so many new adventures I will never know, I only wish I had more time.
My rainbow was one of hope, I still want it to be that, when other people see a resplendent rainbow in the sky after a storm I want them to be inspired, think of my greatest wish and to continue to raise awareness about brain cancer in the Community, my little voice could only make a small difference but together many voices can create a change”.
Remember that together we can raise our voices and create change by raising awareness about this horrendous disease and see Dainere’s greatest wish in life of a cure being found for paediatric brain tumours.