Rally for Recovery donates $100,000 to kids cancer research

Rally for Recovery in Tomakin NSW raises funds for research into childhood cancers in conjunction with The Sydney Children's Hospital Foundation.

Above: Ken Sloan (President of Rally for Recovery in Tomakin) presented a cheque for $100,000.00 to Jessica Theng, Business Manager of Kids Cancer Centre at Randwick Children's Hospital. Ms Theng received the cheque on behalf of Professor Tracey O'Brien and her team. Professor Tracey O’Brien is Director of the Kids Cancer Centre and Head of the Transplant and Cellular Therapies Program at Sydney Children's Hospital, Randwick. She leads a team of over 200 clinical and research staff dedicated to improving outcomes for children and adolescents with cancer. A productive clinician researcher, Tracey has authored more than 100 publications in the fields of child cancer, transplant and cellular therapies and in health system research. In 2019, Tracey was the first paediatric oncologist to be appointed by the federal government onto the advisory board of Cancer Australia and in 2020 was named by Minister Hunt as the Interim Chair of the Advisory Board, Cancer Australia. Tracey is a Vice Chair on the advisory board for the Centre for International Bone Marrow Transplant Research, and board director for Australian & New Zealand Transplant and Cellular Therapies. In 2019, Tracey was named one of the top 10 AFR Women of Influence, winning the innovation category.

At Children's Cancer Institute, Tracey is a Clinical Research Leader and a Director on the Institute’s Board. She is a member of both the Comprehensive Children’s Cancer Centre Subcommittee and the Marketing & Fundraising Subcommittee.

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