The ActewAGL royal Canberra show

We are feeling so extremely grateful, humbled and blessed that we had the incredible opportunity to spend Friday, Saturday and Sunday at The ActewAGL Royal Canberra Show, elevating awareness of paediatric brain tumours and the work of Dainere’s Rainbow.

Being able to give members of the Community a knowledge and understanding of paediatric brain tumours, gently sharing the startling statistics of the disease, give a little hope through talking about the research that is being done, telling the reality and the experiences that a family of a child with a brain tumour go through, educating about the symptoms of a brain tumour and speaking about all the inspirational, selfless and tireless work that Dainere undertook.

The Team met a variety of extraordinary people from many different backgrounds who wanted to learn more about Dainere, paediatric brain tumours, the work of the Dainere’s Rainbow Fund and how they can assist to elevate increased awareness or support the fund into the future.

We were touched and moved by other family’s stories of how brain cancer and other cancers had affected their lives. There was one thing we all agreed on and that was that there is a definite lack of awareness and funding for brain cancer as a whole and particularly for children.

It was so special that several of Dainere’s Book ‘You Have To Go Through A Storm To Get To A Rainbow’ and ‘Theodore And Friends – Theodore Is Left Out’ were bought by people to wanted to learn a little more about Dainere’s and her courage and selflessness.

The ‘Spooktacular’ Gala Dinner attracted substantial attention, with many people extremely interested in attending. Tickets will be on sale this month and we have a feeling it will sell out very quickly.

Special gratitude to the always amazing John for his incredible creative work, it really looked splendiferous and received many comments, especially the cardboard model buses of the Qcity Transit Dainere’s Rainbow Full Wrap Bus, which is regularly seen on the roads in Canberra and Queanbeyan elevating awareness.

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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