Honour roll

The Honour Roll recognises past State and
Territory and National Award recipients

Young Australian of the Year


2015 ACT Young Australian of the Year Nominee

Jarrett Anthoney

State: Australian Capital Territory

Brain tumour advocate

Life changed forever when Jarrett Anthoney’s little sister Dainere was diagnosed with a brain tumour.  Dainere was to survive nearly five years of debilitating treatment with severe side effects before passing away, aged 15, in 2013.  During those five years, Jarrett built skills and knowledge to help raise awareness and funds to fight the number one killer of children in Australia.  Today, Jarrett is a resilient young ambassador who gives courage, hope and a voice to children and families who suffer from this terrible disease.  Making great personal sacrifices, Jarrett identifies and drives projects to support the charity that bears his sister's name – Dainere's Rainbow Brain Tumour Research Fund.  In 2013, Jarrett was the top fundraiser in the 2013 Sydney City2Surf, raising $52,000 for the Sydney Children’s Hospital Foundation.  With long-term commitment and vision, Jarrett is determined to make a difference, and to share Daniere’s lesson that “you have to go through a storm to get to a rainbow.”

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