Better Outcomes for Cancer patients through Education




Crestani Scholarships

We are a registered charity managed by volunteers. Our aim is for better outcomes for cancer patients by funding further education to advance skills and techniques in cancer treatment.


Introduction by Yvonne Crestani

2019 Central Coast Citizen of the Year award
2016 Local Woman of the Year award

Crestani Scholarships was founded by Yvonne Crestani in memory of her husband Chris, who was the Chief Radiation Therapist at St Vincent’s hospital, who unfortunately died of cancer himself. The aim of Crestani Scholarships is to raise funds for higher education for medical personnel in order to achieve better outcomes for cancer patients.

Medical personnel such as Radiation Therapists, Physicists and Nurses and other allied services are given the opportunity for higher education and research study by way of scholarships here in Australia and overseas.

An example of how the scholarships can achieve better outcomes for patients is that scholarships have been awarded to study a technique that resulted in the team at the Central Coast Cancer Centre being able to reduce the number of radiation treatments for patients from 30 to just two or three resulting in less trauma for patients.

Crestani Scholarships is headed by Yvonne Crestani and a group of volunteers who conduct various fund-raising activities during the year.

We appreciate the donations from the corporate sector and the community to help continue the work as we look to expand our scholarships program.

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Upcoming events


La Traviata

A unique performance of La Traviata in concert. Join us for this premiere event – the first presentation of La Traviata in its original Italian language on the Central Coast.

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Twilight Soiree 2021

Crestani Scholarships’ Twilight Soirée is on again at the beautiful Japanese Gardens at Gosford Regional Gallery, East Gosford.

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Past events


Twilight Soiree

An enchanted evening. Musical theatre classics directed by Tim Page. Sunday 24th November 2019 (4pm - 7pm) at the Gosford Regional Gallery and Japanese Gardens.

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Music at Greenway

Music at Greenway featuring artists from Central Coast Opera’s productions of Carmen and La Boheme. Sunday February 17th 2019 at 2pm.

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