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ALPA choose Aaron’s Wish as their 2021 charity

Posted on: June 2nd, 2021 by jalatestuser

On behalf of all involved with Aaron’s Wish, our heartfelt gratitude goes to ALPA (Australian Livestock and Property Agents Ltd) for choosing Aaron’s Wish as their 2021 charity.

Through the overwhelming generosity of ALPA members, an incredible $110,300 has been raised to find better treatments for brain cancer patients.

Cure Brain Cancer High Tea 2021

Posted on: June 1st, 2021 by jalatestuser

On the 6th February, there was great excitement as 100 Guests gathered in the Greenway Room for the covid safe Cure Brain Cancer High Tea 2021.

The Greenway Room dazzled with the stunning flowers from Michelle Davies, and the beautiful extra touches (the cutest coloured teapots and cups and saucers) provided by Tara and her team from The Fiddler.

Chef Dave and his Team created extraordinary sweet and savoury treats, ensuring the most amazing High Tea experience. The beautiful T2 teas, a.k.a. coffee and the fabulous Tyrrell’s sparkling wine added the final touch to a perfect day.

The excellent level of service from the dedicated Fiddler Team ensured all Guests felt pampered and special.

Our heartfelt gratitude to John Colebatch for being our wonderful Emcee, and our incredible Guest Speakers, Lance Kawaguchi (CEO Cure Brain Cancer Foundation) and A/Professor Joshua Mccarroll (Researcher) , each inspiring all present with Lance’s vision for Cure Brain Cancer Foundation, and Josh’s update on exciting advances in brain cancer research.

The beautiful photos from Deanna Brown (Divine Images Photography) have captured the essence of the magic of the day.

$8,000 was raised on the day for Cure Brain Cancer Foundation, in the hope of finding better treatments and hopefully a cure for brain cancer.


An incredible $4045 was raised from Aaron’s Wish beanie sales!

Posted on: September 2nd, 2020 by jalatestuser

An incredible $4045 was raised from Aaron’s Wish beanie sales over the past few months!

A huge THANK YOU to Mount St Benedict College for hosting their “Beanie for Brain Cancer” day (raising $2624.85) and members of the Aaron’s Wish Team (raising $1420.15).

THANK YOU you for supporting the quest to find a cure for brain cancer 🙏

The Aaron’s Wish Team 💐

Cure Brain Cancer High Tea 2020

Posted on: June 1st, 2020 by jalatestuser

Following the great response to the Cure Brain Cancer High Tea last year, and with overwhelming local community support and generous sponsorship from The Fiddler Rouse Hill, the second Cure Brain Cancer High Tea was held on the 15th February 2020.

190 Guests gathered in the Greenway Room, savouring Tyrrell’s sparkling wine, sipping beautiful teas from the Unilever premium tea range with freshly brewed coffee served from the a.k.a. coffee cart, whilst enjoying the delectable treats created by Chef Dave and his team.

Kerry and her gorgeous models, showcased the latest SMIK designs in a stunning fashion parade, with most Guests finding something they must have in their wardrobe for an upcoming wedding, social event or possibly for the Cure Brain Cancer High Tea 2021.

Heartfelt gratitude to those who helped to make the day a huge success:

  • Our wonderful Emcee, John Colebatch
  • Annabelle Wilson (Head of Advocacy, Cure Brain Cancer Foundation) for sharing her personal story
  • Deanna Brown (Divine Images Photography) for capturing the spirit of the day
  • The special Aaron’s Wish monogrammed cupcakes from the Cake Fairy and Athena Grossmann
  • Teachers and students from Baulkham Hills TAFE
  • Mel and her team from The Fiddler
  • The amazing Cure Brain Cancer High Tea Sponsors and Volunteers

The Cure Brain Cancer High Tea 2020 raised $14,300 for Cure Brain Cancer Foundation to help fund research into finding better treatments for brain cancer patients.

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Cure Brain Cancer High Tea 2019

Posted on: March 14th, 2019 by jalatestuser

On the 23 rd February, the inaugural Cure Brain Cancer High Tea was held in the beautiful Grange Room at the Fiddler, Rouse Hill. Our heartfelt thanks to Sara Belling (General Manager, The Fiddler) for this generous opportunity.

The room looked stunning and our 127 Guests enjoyed a fine selection of High Tea treats, assorted teas, coffee (with thanks to a.k.a. coffee) and sparkling wine
(with thanks to Monument Vineyard).

An incredible fashion parade by SMIK, Rouse Hill was a highlight, showcasing day and evening wear that suited everyone (thanks also to the amazing models who were so professional on the day)

A/Prof Joshua Mccarroll (Team Leader, Children’s Cancer Institute) enlightened our Guests with news of the latest brain cancer research and Ms Lyn Moorfoot (Head of Philanthropy and Community Giving, Cure Brain Cancer Foundation) spoke of the valued contribution Cure Brain Cancer is making to get better outcomes for those living with brain cancer.

We were thrilled to raise $8065 for Cure Brain Cancer Foundation to help them continue their good work and hopefully, one day find a cure for brain cancer.

Aaron’s Wish Rose

Posted on: May 17th, 2017 by Jarrad Langdon

Thanks to our wonderful friends at Swane’s Nurseries we are thrilled to announce the launch of the Aaron’s Wish Rose.

The Aaron’s Wish Rose is brilliant yellow, grows to 120cm– great for the garden – super in pots as well – will thrive on patios and verandahs.

By purchasing an Aaron’s Wish Rose you will be helping to find a cure for brain cancer and giving hope to those on the brain cancer journey.

Cost is $30 – to purchase your Aarons Wish Rose (or if you require further information) please email aaronswish@bigpond.com.

Roses will be available for collection at Swane’s Dural early September (date to be confirmed) or can be shipped (for an additional cost).

We are most grateful to Swane’s for their incredible support of Aaron’s Wish.

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Avonlea Labels Support of the Aaron’s Wish Charity Dinner

Posted on: June 22nd, 2016 by Jarrad Langdon

Avonlea Labels is one of the many sponsors that helps support the annual charity dinner. Recently they have published a great article that goes into the work and support they give Aarons Wish.

You can check out the full article here.

Official Opening of the ACRF Centenary cancer research centre

Posted on: April 5th, 2016 by Jarrad Langdon

The Australian Cancer Research Foundation Centenary Cancer Research Centre will be led by Professor Philip Hogg, a world-recognised expert in this field, especially in the discovery of new cancer therapeutics. Indeed, the other members of the Centre also are developing new cancer therapeutics, and with Professor Hogg’s leadership, innovation in drug development will be a chief focus.

The Centre is located within the University of Sydney’s Charles Perkins Centre and will be the first dedicated cancer biology research centre in the Royal Prince Alfred Hospital and the University of Sydney precinct.

“My goal is to understand how cancer initiation and development is driven by sugar metabolism and to devise therapeutics that interrupt this process.”

Prof Philip Hogg,
Director, ACRF Centenary Cancer Research Centre

VERTU – VEliparib, Radiotherapy and Temozolomide trial in Unmethylated MGMT Glioblastoma

Posted on: April 1st, 2016 by Jarrad Langdon

Glioblastoma (GBM) is a brain cancer that is almost always fatal. Standard treatment is surgical removal then 6 weeks of chemoradiotherapy followed by an additional 6 months of chemotherapy (temozolomide). GBM cells contain the enzyme MGMT, this influences effectiveness of treatment and survival. MGMT may be switched “on” or “off’. In the “on” position (unmethylated), MGMT protects GBM cells from chemoradiotherapy. Veliparib is a new drug that can make chemoradiotherapy more effective. In VERTU we assess if adding veliparib to chemoradiotherapy improves outcome of GBM pts.

VERTU is led by the COGNO (Cooperative Trials Group for Neuro-Oncology) from the NHMRC Clinical Trials Centre at the University of Sydney and it will randomise 120 patients to the experimental (80 patients) and standard treatment arms (40 patients), respectively at 20 hospitals in Australia and New Zealand.

Read more on the ANZCTR website.

Relay For Life

Posted on: April 1st, 2016 by Jarrad Langdon

Relay For Life is our opportunity to join together to make a difference in our community. Each year thousands of Australians participate in Relays across Australia and our team is proud to be part of that. By joining or donating to our team, you will be helping Cancer Council save even more lives.

We’re aiming high – help us reach our fundraising goal!

See how much we have raised and make a donation for our team.