Ms JENNY AITCHISON (Maitland) (19:40:30): On World Cancer Day I acknowledge the work of the Yellow Diamond Foundation founders, Vince Agostino and Sam Campione, and the foundation team. These everyday Australians recognised a major gap between the needs of those suffering from brain cancer, and the research and support available. They decided to join forces and create a group where people could volunteer their time to help make a difference.

Yellow Diamond is committed to finding a cure. The team strives towards this mission through fundraising, research, the provision of technology and volunteering. They also support individuals and families affected by brain cancer, and raise awareness about this terrible disease. Few people are aware that brain cancer kills more people under the age of 40 than any other cancer. Last year I attended the Yellow Diamond Foundation's huge fundraiser in the electorate of Drummoyne.

I thank all the attendees and volunteers for their time and efforts to raise funds for this important cause.

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