ROC Inc. Research Funding Appeal
Help us reach our goal to further research into JGCT
Thanks to the Illawarra community, business support and a lot of hard work by the ROC Inc. board and fundraising committee, we have able to create research which is now theworld’s largest for JGCT- Juvenile Granulosa Cell Tumour.
The goal of the research is to find the mutated gene through genomics for treatment options and to find a cure!
The research includes Australia's youngest case diagnosed at 11months old to Australia’s oldest diagnosed at 52 years old. It also includes a local child diagnosed at 16 years old.
Recently but sadly it also includes the world’s youngest case diagnosed at just four months old.
With our initial donations and fundraising money, we have been able to connect with Dr Simon Chu from the Hudson Institute of Medical Research in Melbourne. Dr Chu is a world leader in his field and specialises in Granulosa Cell Tumours.
No previous research into this disease means no answers to move forward for treatments or clinical trials. Granulosa cell cancers have a recurrent nature that is they come back over a long length time and requires a lifetime of monitoring.
That is why this research is so vital.
We have now raised almost $40,000 since 2018 but we won’t stop there.
Currently the $40,000 we raised covers the cost for 5 to6 participants.
We have 24 participants registered with ROC Inc. making it the world’slargest research for JGCT and the numbers continue to grow.
Our next goal is to raise $25,000 to be able to pay for another 3 to 4 participants in the research.
Please help by Donating or attending our Gala Dinner
Saturday 7th September 2019 at Warilla Bowls and Recreation Club