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Local Matters: Burgers that count!

Thanks to ‘Local Matters’ through burger restaurant, Grill’d at Brookfield Place, Children’s Leukaemia & Cancer Research Foundation (Inc.) received $600, made up of $300 each from two stores, in December.

Local Matters is a community donation program started by Grill’d. Each month, each of their restaurants supports three local community groups and donates $500 back into their local community. Each local community group receives a jar at the store. Customers are given a token that they can put into one out of three jars of their choice.

At the end of each month, the community groups receive $500 which is split between the three. The group with the highest number of tokens receives $300, and the other two groups receive $100 each.

A big thank you to Grill’d, Brookfield Place, for your delicious burgers and for helping to give towards child cancer research. Every dollar counts and we are very grateful for the support!

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$3,000 for NUT Carcinoma Research Manuscript

$3,000 in additional funding from the Children’s Leukaemia & Cancer Research Foundation (Inc.) (CLCRF) was provided for publication of Dr Alex Beesley’s research manuscript into NUT Carcinoma. Originally, CLCRF provided $12,000 in funding for manuscript costs. Now a further $3,000 has been granted to Dr Beesley to enable the completion of his manuscript for publication.

Dr Alex Beesley, Honorary Research Fellow at the Telethon Kids Institute, together with Dr Anja Stirnweiss conducted a landmark study to study key features of one of the most hostile cancers, NUT Carcinoma. The study looked into the genetics behind NUT Carcinoma. NUT Carcinoma is a highly aggressive cancer and research into better therapies for patients of the cancer is desperately needed.

In the study, researchers have used a unique panel of NUT carcinoma samples to look for drugs that are more effective at fighting these tumours. In addition, they have analysed the genetic code of these samples, the first time that this has been done comprehensively for this disease.

The findings, recently published in the prestigious journal Oncotarget, provide a blueprint of what goes wrong in these cancer cells and the types of drugs that might be best for treatment in the future. Dr Beesley’s research provides hope for finding better therapies for children who suffer from NUT Carcinoma.

The CLCRF is dedicated to funding research that will better the lives of children who suffer from this terrible disease and is glad to help Dr Alex Beesley in his key research.