We are proud to announce our very first ambassadors for the Children's Tumour Foundation of Australia, Melanie and Eddie Listorti!
Melanie and Eddie Listorti have been long time supporters and benefactors to Children's Tumour Foundation on behalf of their 10 year old daughter Anna.
Most recently, the Listorti's, along with CTF Chairman John Hughes, made a commitment of $50,000 each for 3 years - a total of $300,000 - to establish and develop the NF Centre for Translational Research at Royal North Shore Hospital on behalf of the Children's Tumour Foundation of Australia.
Minister for Health Brad Hazzard has welcomed the $300,000 donation to Royal North Shore Hospital (RNSH).
This clinic will specialise in the treatment of complex medical problems related to Neurofibromatosis (NF) and serve as a hub for NSW Health to advance patient care. This Centre will assist in ensuring better diagnosis and care for NF sufferers across NSW hence it is a critically important initiative. Genetics department head Dr Yemima Berman said extra support for patients and medical research was very welcome.
“This generous donation will help us to continue to grow our service to help NF patients who are facing life with a very tough disease,” Dr Berman said.
Donors Melanie and Eddie Listorti said they hoped their support would make it easier to help patients.
“We are delighted to have this opportunity to support the Children’s Tumour Foundation and the work being carried at out Royal North Shore Hospital,” they said.
Derrick Hubble, CEO of the Children's Tumour Foundation of Australia, praised the ongoing support of the Listorti family, noting that there are no better canditates to become the first official ambassadors for the CTF.