Bulldogs roll up their sleeves to support Asbestos-related Cancer Research

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For Immediate Release – Monday 9th July 2012

Bulldogs roll up their sleeves to support Asbestos-related Cancer Research

This Friday 13th July, Doltone House will once again replace their Bulldogs sleeve sponsorship recognition for the match against the Parramatta Eels with the Biaggio Signorelli Foundation Logo to help promote the organisation they founded to raise funds for Asbestos-related Cancer Research (Mesothelioma). The Foundation so far committed almost $1million to this research.

The work of the Foundation is the Signorelli family’s tribute to their father, founder of the Doltone House venue and catering collection group, who passed away from the cancer in May 2008. It is committed to raising awareness, early detection, treatment and eventually finding a cure for asbestos-related cancer.

The player’s jerseys will be autographed and auctioned off on Grays Online as part of the fund raising element of the match. Be sure to support this worthy cause by bidding on one of these limited edition jerseys following the Round 19 match, which is historically a great clash between these old rivals.

Some of the Foundation’s Board members include Former NSW Premier Morris Iemma Parliamentary Secretary for Transport and Roads, John Ajaka MP, radio presenters Jason Morrison from 2UE & Glenn Wheeler of 2GB, Keith Cox (Head Chemotherapy nurse at RPA), along with Doltone Houses’ family Directors, Paul Signorelli, Nina Milazzo and Anna Cesarano.

Doltone House are also proud to announce that they will be continuing their sponsorship of the Bulldogs for another year. According to Managing Director, Paul Signorelli “The Bulldogs are a family club, Doltone House is a family business and we support all of their work in the community alongside their achievements on the field”.

For all Media Enquiries, please contact:

Nicole Dunn – [email protected]   or

Anna Cesarano –  [email protected]

For further information about the Biaggio Signorelli Foundation, go to: www.biaggiosignorelli.org.au

 

The Baird Institute and The Biaggio Signorelli Foundation fund key new lung cancer research role

Today, The Baird Institute and The Biaggio Signorelli Foundation have agreed to jointly fund a new lung cancer research role based at The Baird Institute. The new, Biaggio Signorelli Director of Thoracic Oncology at The Baird Institute, will be Dr Tristan Yan.

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Canterbury Bankstown Bulldogs Supporters of the Biaggio Signorelli Foundation

Round 20 on Friday 22nd July 2011, marks an old rival NRL clash between the Bulldogs and Eels at ANZ Stadium. This televised match will see the Bulldog players wearing the Biaggio Signorelli Foundation logo on their sleeve, in support of the foundation, in place of Doltone House their sleeve sponsor for the evening. Signed jerseys will be a part of the fund raising proceedings to Asbestos Cancer and auctioned off on Grays On line.

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Biaggio Signorelli Foundation receives $100,000 from NSW Government

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$100,000 TO SUPPORT PEOPLE WITH ASBESTOS RELATED DISEASES

Friday 23 July 2010

Premier Kristina Keneally tonight announced a $100,000 NSW Government grant for the Biaggio Signorelli Foundation – an organisation to support people suffering from mesothelioma – the cancer caused by exposure to asbestos.

The Premier made the announcement at the Biaggio Signorelli Foundation gala dinner, which was established by Biaggio Signorelli’s children following his death from mesothelioma in 2008.

Australia has one of the highest incidence rates of mesothelioma in the world.

In NSW, 243 new cases of mesothelioma were diagnosed in 2009 and 202 people died from the disease.

However, incidence rates of the disease are not expected to peak in Australia until 2017.

The $100,000 NSW Government grant will assist the Foundation raise awareness of mesothelioma and work towards a cure for the disease.

The Foundation is also a stakeholder in the Australian Mesothelioma Registry, which Ms Keneally opened with Prime Minister Julia Gillard earlier this year at the Bernie Banton centre in Sydney.

The Registry is managed by the NSW Government’s Cancer Institute and collects detailed information about mesothelioma in Australia and contributes to international policy debate on the global banning of all forms of asbestos.

“Along with the Australian Mesothelioma Registry, the Biaggio Signorelli Foundation conducts invaluable work in the area of asbestos related diseases,” Ms Keneally said.

“The $100,000 NSW Government grant will support the Biaggio Signorelli Foundation’s efforts to help people affected by mesothelioma and work towards a cure for this devastating disease.

“I congratulate the children of Biaggio Signorelli for honouring his legacy with this Foundation to support those affected by asbestos related diseases and I thank the Foundation for its commitment to this important cause.”

Background:
• Mesothelioma is a rare cancer of the chest or abdomen and exposure to asbestos fibres is the primary cause.
• Survival rates of people with mesothelioma are very poor, with only 5 per cent of patients alive five years after a diagnosis.

Biaggio Signorelli Foundation donates $125,000 the Asbestos Diseases Research Institute

The Biaggio Signorelli Foundation donated $125, 000 to The Asbestos Diseases Research Institute in the presence of Hon Kristina Keneally MP Premier of New South Wales on 21st July 2010, for funding of the Development of National Guidelines for the Diagnosis and Treatment of Mesothelioma.