Major Supporters

Our wonderful supporters make the work we do possible. We are extremely grateful for the commitment and support of these dedicated people and their generous organisations.

Hawkesbury Canoe Classic Association

Annual 111km overnight paddle on the Hawkesbury River

In 1977, members of the NSW Outward Bound Ex-Students Association organised a canoe race along the Hawkesbury to raise money for medical research. That first race attracted 250 paddlers and raised $8,500 – now the race attracts more than 400 paddlers each year.

The Hawkesbury Canoe Classic Association began supporting Arrow in 1994 – since then it has raised more than $4.22 million for us, funding important medical research projects, PhD scholarships and patient support services.

Read the Arrow HCC Annual Report 2019


Tour de Cure

Fundraising cycling tours

In 2007, a coffee between two mates led to the formation of Tour de Cure. Since then this annual cycling challenge has raised millions in funding for vital cancer research, support and prevention projects.

In December 2011, a $36,000 donation was presented to Arrow to help fund vital patient support services as well as scholarships for nurses employed in the field of blood and bone marrow transplantation and paediatric oncology.

Since 2012, Tour de Cure has sponsored our Tracey Scone Wig Library helping cancer patients suffering with hair loss.


Allan Frenkel Foundation

Supporting teens with cancer

Allan Frenkel was diagnosed with Acute Lymphatic Leukaemia in May 1995, and died in January 1996. He was only 18. In September 1997, his family started the Allan Frenkel Foundation to raise funds for leukaemia research and to provide support for teenagers and families touched by cancer.

Through the family’s fundraising events they have donated $42,000 to Arrow for our patient support services. This has provided financial assistance to hundreds of families receiving bone marrow transplants. Helping families with payment of utility bills and petrol costs has helped ease the financial burden for numerous patients as they undergo intensive medical treatment.


Liverpool Catholic Club

We thank the Liverpool Catholic Club as ongoing supporters of Arrow,  who have provided nearly $200,000 in donations since 2016 to support important medical research and patient support services.

Independent Grocers of Australia

Taking care of locals

We thank Independent Grocers of Australia (IGA) for their sponsorship and support of our patient support program.

IGA proudly donates grocery gift cards to bone marrow transplant patients helping them with the cost of everyday living during their transplant treatment.

With a network of 1,400 independently owned stores across Australia, IGA actively participates in the community, doing whatever they can to help local charities putting well over $60 million back into communities across the country. Their support is greatly valued.


Our thanks to our kind volunteers who so generously dedicate their time and efforts to our cause including our board members, fundraising and patient support program volunteers.

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