Foundation UPDATE CHILDREN’S
Leukaemia & Cancer Research Foundation (Inc.)
OFFICIAL NEWSLETTER OF THE CHILDREN’S LEUKAEMIA & CANCER RESEARCH FOUNDATION (INC.)
VOLUME 18 YEAR END 2013
State Finalist Senior Australian of the Year 2014 Geoffrey Cattach AM Cancer Research Advocate In the early 1980s, Geoffrey Cattach became actively involved in fundraising for research into childhood cancers after two of his sons were diagnosed with cancer (one with a brain tumour and the other with leukaemia). Always an active volunteer and community contributor, Geoff helped form the Children’s Leukaemia and Cancer Research Foundation and was appointed chair in 1982, a position he holds to this day. Since this time, Geoff has helped raise more than $24 million to fund research into childhood cancer. Geoff oversaw the establishment of the first cancer tissue bank in Western Australia, a facility which has contributed to the body of knowledge about childhood cancers. Other innovative technologies and research projects have identified optimal therapies for cancer patients. When Geoff began his journey 30 years ago, 70 per cent of children with cancer died. Today, more than 70 per cent are saved. His ‘never say die’ attitude is an inspiration and his outstanding contribution has changed the lives of many people in Western Australia and around the world. CONGRATULATIONS to our Chairman, Geoff Cattach, for being a state finalists for the Senior Australian of the Year. Geoff is a winner in our eyes!
"On behalf of the Foundation I thank everyone for their support during 2013. May you all have a pleasant and safe Christmas and fantastic 2014." Geoff Cattach AM, Chairman © Zash | Dreamstime.com
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