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Frances Tolman's Cancer Research Fund-razor

website-image-Frances-Toman_re-(2).jpgFrances Tolman is a junior doctor at King Edward Memorial Hospital and she wants nothing more than to give cancer the chop. Quite literally.

A mother of two small children and triathlon enthusiast, Frances has embarked on a special ‘fund-razor’ through the Women and Infants Research Foundation to raise awareness and funds for Gynaecological Cancer Research.

When asked why she was embarking on this journey, Frances replied simply and sombrely, “1,404 women die from cancer of the ovary, uterus or cervix – that’s 27 women every week.”

“I’ve been working as a doctor at King Edwards now for 5 years and I’ve always been inspired by the work of the volunteers at the WIRF Café and the work that WIRF does to support and educate parents of premature babies,” she explained.

“I think a lot of people are aware of WIRF and their work and research for premature babies and their parents, but I don’t think many people know about the cancer research also funded by WIRF. This cancer research funding can improve the care we give our oncology patients and help find new treatments.

“What better way to bring awareness and fundraise with a bit of fun than to shave my head.”

Frances efforts will culminate in a special event to be held at KEMH’s Agnes Walsh House.

“If I raise $2000, I will happily be sporting a buzz cut. If I manage to raise more than $5000, then I’m prepared to go clean shaven.”

Support Frances' Cancer Research Fund-Razor here.


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