The John Trivett Foundation was established in 1998 following the death of my husband, John. Since that time, I have watched as brain cancer research has, slowly at first but of late with more speed, gained greater funding, a sense of purpose and growing awareness. We have played an important part in that, specifically in Queensland, and I am proud of our achievements to-date and thank all our supporters: funders, researchers, volunteers and friends, who have helped us along the way.
With the emergence of Cure Brain Cancer Foundation as a national organisation with a similar set of values, beliefs and ambition for results as the Trivett Foundation, it has seemed a natural progression to merge our two Foundations. This will enable reduced costs and increase our research capability, reach and scope.
Therefore, from July 1st 2014, The John Trivett Foundation will merge with Cure Brain Cancer Foundation and in effect become the Queensland office of this great organisation. Cure Brain Cancer Foundation is the largest dedicated fundraiser for brain cancer research in Australia it mobilises communities, advocates to government and raises awareness. The John Trivett Foundation is delighted to be merging with Cure Brain Cancer and to adopt its bold mission: to increase five-year survival to 50% within 10 years.
I will continue to be involved and Cure Brain Cancer Foundation has committed to continue funding our Queensland research projects and to grow our current events. The Trivett Foundation will have a grant in its name and this will continue into the future.
Together through a co-ordinated effort between research, patients, government and community, we will succeed.
What does this mean as for me as a supporter of Trivett?
Hopefully it will not change anything! We continue to need funds for research to find a cure for brain cancer, so we hope you will continue to support us through Cure Brain Cancer Foundation.
What do I need to do?
You do not need to do anything at the moment. You will receive a welcome communication from Cure Brain Cancer Foundation (and will have the opportunity to opt out from future communications if you so wish).
What will happen to my donations?
Your donations will continue to fund Queensland-based research into brain cancer as well as other research in Australia and help globally in the fight against brain cancer.
What will happen to the Queensland-focused research being funded by Trivett?
Cure Brain Cancer Foundation has committed to continue funding our Queensland research projects.
What can I expect in the future?
Cure Brain Cancer Foundation is intending to grow its fund-raising activities in Queensland and we hope you will play an active part in this.
Will Beverly play a role going forward?
Yes she will. Beverley will become a Cure Brain Cancer Foundation benefactor and in this role she will advocate and encourage other foundations, carers and people living with brain cancer to join with Cure Brain Cancer Foundation and help Australia have one voice, one message and one strategy to have the greatest impact on advancing a cure.
I’d like to get involved – what should I do?
Cure Brain Cancer would love to hear from you if you would like to fundraise, volunteer or advocate for brain cancer research. If you would like to get involved, please register your interest to volunteer, advocate or set up a fundraising page on our website.
Alternatively you can contact us on 1300 362 965 or email@example.com to find out more.
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