Supporting brain cancer research is only a meal away

Phone-Free Feast was created by Gold Coast restaurateur Nick Vasilaras, shortly before he lost his battle with Glioblastoma Multiforme, a devastating form of brain cancer, in May.

“It’s about saving culinary culture and old fashioned manners, whilst raising much needed funds for brain cancer research,” says Beverley Trivett, founder of the John Trivett Foundation.

“Technology is great, but because of smartphones a lot of people sit down and don’t enjoy their food or company.” Irrespective of how much or how little you spend, 10% of your bill will go towards this very important fight against brain cancer.

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Nick Vasilaras - brain cancer victim and restaurant owner

The cause has the full support of 2012 ASP World Championship Tour Surfing Champion Joel Parkinson, who has personally seen the impact caused by brain cancer. “Brain cancer is the leading cause of cancer death in children aged under 15, accounting for one third of all cancer deaths in this age group,” Joel said.

“After witnessing firsthand the devastation that this disease brings to sufferers and their families, I am determined we need to find a cure,” he said.

Dr Charlie Teo, Founder of Cure Brain Cancer Foundation said we can use big ideas thinking as an inspiration to conquer brain cancer.

“If we can put a man on the moon within 10 years than we have the human ingenuity to dramatically improve brain cancer survival rates within 10 years,” Dr Teo said.

“We are on the brink of a research breakthrough, but research needs funding.

“Be part of this giant leap for man-kind.”

Brain Cancer facts

  • Brain cancer kills more Australian children than any other cancer or disease.
  • Brain cancer is the leading cause of cancer death under the age of 39.
  • Brain cancer research receives very little in the way of funding for research and consequently there has been little change in prognosis in the last 30 years for brain cancer.

Book now, and just by enjoying a fabulous meal at any one of the participating restaurants* on 7th August you will be helping to make a difference.

Phone-Free Feast. Look up from your phone, shut down the display, enjoy a meal with your partner, live life the real way.

*Only participating restaurants have agreed to donate 10% of the day’s proceeds. Find all participating restaurants here and use the booking widget to make your reservation for August 7 2014. If there is a restaurant you would like to dine at, not currently participating, please let us know and we will gladly contact them regarding supporting this great cause.