Pippa Rea

Pippa's Journey with a Brain Tumour

Support Research into Children’s Brain Cancer

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The Robert Connor Dawes Foundation

We are battling paediatric brain tumours and supporting brain matters in the areas of research, care and development – to fund the science to end brain cancer and support patients in the meantime.

In March 2015 Pippa, aged 11, died of a DIPG (Diffuse Intrinsic Pontine Glioma), the most aggressive form of paediatric brain cancer, which only occurs in young children. Initially diagnosed in June 2013, Pippa was the inaugural recipient of the RCD Foundation’s Yoga and Music Therapy programs. Pippa’s tumour was donated post mortem to the RCH Tumour Tissue Bank, resulting in the sharing of live cell lines across the world for research into paediatric brain cancer. A trust recognising this important contribution has since been established in Pippa’s name at the Tissue Bank.  In recognition and memory of Pippa, RCDF are the major annual contributor to the trust and its work into paediatric brain cancer research.  In Pippa’s honour and memory, I am now a Legacy Ambassador with the RCD Foundation.

Please click on the link above to donate to RCDF and see the amazing work being done to help end brain cancer in children.

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