Neil Pennock

New South Wales
Charity founder, healthcare advocate

Neil is well known for his tireless fundraising for the TLR Foundation – the charity he set up in memory of his partner Trace, who lost his life in 2015 due to complications from a stem cell transplant. He has since devoted himself to improving outcomes for Australians with blood cancer or bone marrow disorders. So far, Neil's TLR efforts have funded The Trace Richey Patient Room at Sydney's St Vincent's Hospital and a perpetual scholarship for University of Sydney Master of Cancer and Haematology Nursing students. The next goal is to address the alarmingly low level of suitable Australian stem cell donors, particularly those in the prime 18 to 30 age group. Neil's Oz Marrow university recruitment program aims to dramatically boost young donors and give transplant recipients the best possible chance.

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Neil Pennock