Fay Duncan

Mrs Fay Duncan is a founding member and current President of Fight Cancer Foundation, formally Bone Marrow Donor Institute.

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Fay's 25 years of involvement, together with her drive and determination, have established the Foundation as a leading Australian charity. The Foundation has continually expanded its support services and has raised millions of dollars to fund significant research and support projects, providing better outcomes for cancer patients.

Fay and her team were instrumental in establishing the Australian Bone Marrow Donor Registry and the BMDI Melbourne Cord Blood Bank, which provide cancer patients with the opportunity for a second chance at life. They have also established the Rotary Bone Marrow Research Centre and many other support programs, including accommodation respite centres for patients who need to be close to major treating hospitals.

Fight Cancer Foundation also provides educational support to young cancer patients during treatment and recovery to ensure they have the opportunity to reach their full potential, and continues to expand this vital support program.

In March 2013, Columbia University Medical Centre recognised Fay for her outstanding dedication to improving the lives of people with leukaemia and other blood cancers.

In October 2013, Fay was also honoured by the United States-based Gabrielle's Angel Foundation at their annual Angel Ball, as a tribute to her many years of hard work in developing and delivering vital support programs, and funding major research projects, for cancer patients and their families.