To mark the commencement of Global Sarcoma Awareness Month, it is our great pleasure to announce the “Wipfli Family Sarcoma Research Grant”, a $186,799 grant, made possible by the family’s incredible efforts throughout Celebrity Apprentice Australia. But it doesn’t end there – joining with us is The Kids Cancer Project who have stepped in and doubled the grant.
All in all, $373,597 will be heading towards sarcoma specific research under the auspices of the Children’s Cancer Institute of Australia and the Zero Childhood Cancer Phosphoproteomic Study!
The study will be led by Dr Emmy Fleuren, the sarcoma research lead in the Translational Tumour Biology Group at the CCIA. Emmy is leading the way in the paediatric and adolescent space in Australia, and the future of sarcoma is all the better from having her expertise.
We need not remind you of the efforts of Wippa and Lisa to facilitate the money raised throughout Celebrity Apprentice. They are an incredibly special family, and their efforts to grow Cooper’s legacy is inspirational.
The Kids Cancer Project, with a special mention to CEO Owen Finegan, have supported high level paediatric, adolescent and young adult cancer research in Australia for almost three decades. Their commitment to funding research projects for all childhood cancers is as humbling as it is life-changing for those young patients who stand to benefit.
We extend our deepest gratitude to each of these outstanding contributors to sarcoma research in Australia.
Head to the Children’s Cancer Institute social media accounts to read more about the research!