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Ron Evans Golf Day

The Ron Evans Golf Day is held as a tribute to Ron Evans AM who passed away in 2007 after a battle with cancer. The Ron Evans Golf Day is held to honour Ron’s life and to raise important funds for bowel cancer research.

Since its inception in 2007, funds raised from the Ron Evans Golf Day have enabled the Institute to establish the Ron Evans Cancer Research Fellowship and Ron Evans Cancer Research Scholarship, awarded to a post-doctoral scientist and a PhD student who are conducting research into bowel cancer. The aims of the two awards are to develop a greater understanding of the growth and development of bowel cancer, and to potentially identify new therapeutic targets for treatment. For the past events, more than 120 people gather at the Royal Melbourne Golf Club to participate in the Golf Day. Members of Ron’s family, his friends and business associates together with supporters of MIMR enjoy a great day of golfing on the West Course.

MIMR is grateful for the support received from all participating teams and sponsors who help to make this event a great success.

The last event, held in November 2013, was the seventh Ron Evans Golf Day. The total amount of funds raised over the last seven events is just over $1 million.

We look forward to the next Ron Evans Golf Day, and continuing to make a difference to our bowel cancer research program.