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Breakfast for Brain Cancer 2024

Friday 24 May 2024, Pacific Room – Royal Motor Yacht Club, Point Piper

In aid of brain tumour research and supporting



Profit Generated: $26,500.00

On Friday, May 24th, the White Pearl Foundation hosted its
6th Annual Breakfast for Brain Cancer
at the Royal Motor Yacht Club in Point Piper, Sydney,
in support of The Brain Cancer Group (TBCG).


The event brought together supporters, medical professionals, and special guests to raise funds and awareness for brain cancer research and treatment.

The morning began with morning tea and refreshments, followed by a series of impactful speeches. Suzane Peponis-Brisimis, Founder of the White Pearl Foundation and Director of TBCG, opened the event with a warm welcome. She acknowledged special guests, including Dr James Drummond, Neuroradiology Chief at The Brain Imaging Laboratory, TBCG; Dr. Jackie Yim, Radiation Therapy Consultant and Head of Operations and Research at TBCG; Tracey O’Donoghue, Company Secretary and Director of TBCG; Consul General of the United States in Sydney, Christine Elder; and major donors to TBCG, Barbara Cohen and her family, Pamela Roussis and Jenna Brennan, Evan and Margaret Shonk, Jane Recny and Nigel Stoke and Ed Apon and Elaine McCarron.

The programme also featured Joanne Hüging, a guest speaker and patient carer, who earlier in May presented at TBCG’s Parliament House event. Joanne attended with her husband, Wil, and again generously shared their journey with our very grateful audience. Following the speeches, lunch was served and raffle prizes were drawn, marking yet another successful White Pearl Foundation event in support of brain cancer research and patient care.

$25,000 profit was generated with donations still being received. Funds have been donated to TBCG’s Imaging Laboratory.

We would like to thank all attendees, volunteers, Bazaar prize donors, raffle prize donors and our sponsors, The Greek Herald , Orama Communications , Zest Waterfront Venues and Kaligraphic Print for their generosity and support.

There is still time to support this initiative. Please consider a tax-deductible donation.

The 2025 Breakfast for Brain Cancer will align with International Women’s Day and is planned for Sunday, March 9th, 2025.

Guest Speakers

Dr Jackie Yim

Head of Operations and Research,
The Brain Cancer Group

Dr James Drummond

Neuro-radiology Chief, The Imaging Laboratory
The Brain Cancer Group

Joanne Hüging

Guest speaker | Patient Carer

Thank you to our Sponsors

Video of the 6th Annual Breakfast for Brain Cancer

Index: Dr Jackie Yim: 6min 30 sec  | Dr James Drummond: 12min 55sec  |  Joanne Hüging: 31min 20sec