White Pearl Foundation to honour women dedicated to brain cancer treatment with Breakfast for Brain Cancer event


The White Pearl Foundation is dedicated to raising money for brain cancer research and will be holding a Breakfast for Brain Cancer event on Tuesday 3 March 2020 at the Le Montage – Marquee Room in Lilyfield, NSW.

The breakfast will be additionally celebrating International Women’s Day on March 8, honouring women that are dedicated to the treatment of brain cancer.

At the breakfast, people will have the opportunity to purchase a diverse range of beautiful donated prizes, with 100% of the funds going directly to brain cancer research.

The breakfast will feature a panel of three brain cancer specialists from The Brain Cancer Group, Care2Cure:

Associate Professor Helen Wheeler: A Medical Oncologist for the Care2Cure Brain Cancer Group, specialising in primary brain tumours.

Dr Vanessa Sammons: A Neurosurgeon at North Shore Private Hospital, Gosford Private Hospital, Brisbane Waters Private Hospital and the Sydney Adventist Hospital treating all neurosurgical conditions, with a particular interest in Peripheral Nerve Surgery.

Marina Kastelan: A Neuro Oncology Cancer Nurse Practitioner for the Brain Cancer Group. Kastelan acts as a key health professional who is assigned to patients diagnosed with brain tumours to assist them through their treatment.

About the Foundation

The White Pearl Foundation was established following the sad passing of mother and grandmother Christina Peponis, who was diagnosed with a brain tumour. Finding out that the tumour, a glioblastoma multiforme, was the most common form of brain cancer and the most fatal, with an almost 100% fatality rate, the White Pearl Fundraiser was established.

The White Pearl Fundraiser was established to raise money for brain cancer research, aiming to benefit the work of The Brain Cancer Group, Care2Cure.

In August 2018, the White Pearl Fundraiser successfully transitioned to an Australian Charities and Not-for-Profit Commission (ACNC) approved charity and is now the White Pearl Foundation.

Founder and organiser of all White Pearl Foundation awareness and fundraising events, Suzane Peponis-Brisimis, joined the Board of The Brain Cancer Group in February 2016. All Suzane’s work for the White Pearl Foundation and The Brain Cancer Group is undertaken voluntarily.

Below is a quote about the work of the White Pearl Foundation:

The White Pearl Foundation honours all who have succumbed to brain cancer, those who are currently struggling and all their loved ones. The Foundation also honours the enormous contribution made by those in the medical profession who treat these patients and support their families and the researchers who devote their lives to finding solutions.

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