05 Oct '12, 3pm

Ever wanted to know what happens to your money when you donate to "cancer research"?

Ever wanted to know what happens to your money when you donate to "cancer research"?

Many of you will know that I’m doing a fundraising charity ride, called The Ride to Conquer Cancer , which is a 200km cycling event over 2 days. All the funds raised will go to the Western Australian Institute of Medical Research. Well, the other day I organised to go into the WAIMR labs to talk to some actual scientists. I wanted to know more about how the money will be spent. Dressed in polka dots and lilac skinny jeans, I braced myself to meet some very brainy people in white coats who speak in big scientific words. I was a little nervous, because the last time I was in a SCIENCE LABORATORY, I was in high school biology dissecting an eye ball (from a cow) and dead frogs. Not that I expected to see eye balls or frogs… it’s just one of those memories that makes me nervous… about laboratories. And scientists. I was met by WAIMR staffer Carolyn, and I found out that she is ...

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