Close the gap in the cure of kids’ cancer
No parent should ever have to hear the words, ‘your child has cancer’. It’s these four words that hit hard and can destroy the hopes and dreams parents have for their children. For Eliza, those words were heard on Thursday 28 June, when her 22-month-old baby Harper was diagnosed with leukaemia.
Cancer remains the number one cause of disease-related death in childhood as every single week, three Australian children die of cancer. At any one time there will be over 1,500 children in Australia undergoing cancer treatment, which can result in terrible side effects.
We have identified four priority needs in equipment, research and people at the Kids Cancer Centre in Sydney Children’s Hospital, Randwick, that will make a real difference to kids with cancer now and in the future. See what you're supporting.
But we need to close the gap in our funding to get there. To fund these vital pieces in cancer treatment and to get us closer to a cure, we need to raise $575,064.
And Childhood Cancer Awareness Month in September is the perfect time to do it.
How you can get involved
Help us raise money for kids with cancer
During Kids Cancer Awareness month we are raising $575,064 in vital funding for Sydney Children's Hospital, Randwick. Donations will help fund a specialised surgical tool, a Kids Cancer Centre Tumour Nurse, new research and a Cancer Fellow position at the Kids Cancer Centre.
Fundraise your way
Is your imagination running wild? Do you have a great fundraising idea to help sick kids? Hold an event in your community, school, workplace or club. Set up and personalise your own fundraising page for your event.
Fundraising tips: Want to fundraise but not sure how? Here are some ideas to get you started.
Run with our team at Blackmores Sydney Running Festival
Join in the fun of the Blackmores Sydney Running Festival on Sunday 16 September and enjoy Australia’s most scenic course. Make 2018 the year you’ll run across the Sydney Harbour Bridge and sprint over the finish line at the Sydney Opera House.
Your support will help fund
Specialised surgical tool: A stereotactic frame
This will enable neurosurgeons to perform highly accurate biopsies of the brain to treat childhood brain tumours. With improved genetic testing of tumours and new national clinical research programs coordinated by the Kids Cancer Centre, brain biopsies are needed to assess tumours genetically to tailor the best treatment for each individual child.
Kids Cancer Centre Brain Tumour Nurse
More than half of kids treated at the Kids Cancer Centre live outside the Metropolitan area. The Brain Tumour Nurse acts as the central contact for all children with brain tumours and their families. The role provides essential coordination of ongoing services at the Kids Cancer Centre and local Hospitals across Sydney, rural and regional NSW and the ACT to ensure they receive the ongoing care they need.
Invest in the brightest minds, invest in a Cancer Fellow
A Cancer Fellow is a senior doctor that treats patients plus conducts research and training other oncology staff to keep the Hospital at the cutting edge of new treatments. They are the future leaders of children’s healthcare.
Kids Cancer Centre Research
Providing leading edge clinical trials is essential to improving outcomes and reducing the side-effects experienced by children with cancer. Almost 60% of young patients coming to the Kids Cancer Centre for care are enrolled on clinical trials. At any given time, the Kids Cancer Centre usually has 30 clinical trials open.
Meet some patients
A big thank you to our Donors
The real heroes who are kindly helping us achieve our goal
Shellharbour Roofing Services Pty Ltd
Hotel Management Awards
Kids With Cancer Foundation
Poo Mei Lai
LOVE from the people who loves you ^^
Max And Judy Goldstein
Ava Rose Tamou
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