Better Outcomes for Cancer patients through Education

Crestani volunteers 2023

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

2023 Medal of the Order of Australia
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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