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Dear Supporter,

Thank you to all our families, supporters and fundraisers who championed Childhood Cancer Awareness Month during September, it was a fantastic success, with plans to make it even bigger next year.

I also encourage anyone who has been considering becoming a regular donor to act now, as during October all new monthly givers will go in the draw to win a brand new Tablet. (Details below.)

Please read on to find out more about what's been happening, what's coming up and, most importantly, how you can help.

Cath O’Loughlin
Chief Executive Officer
20 October 2017


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Childhood Cancer Awareness Month

We put the call out and you rallied the troops. 

Our goal for September - International Childhood Cancer Awareness Month - was to raise $20,000 to help fund home tutoring for an entire year.

The Home Tutor Scheme helps to continue a child's education and assists with their transition back to the school environment.

We're thrilled to announce that every dollar you fundraised and donated helped us exceed our target - by raising an impressive $27,000! Thank you.

We also thank the Adelaide community, who lit up gold on Friday, 1 September with Adelaide Oval, Government House, the Riverbank Footbridge, Adelaide Railway Station building and the Town Hall balcony supporting this global initiative to help raise awareness for childhood cancer.

3,300 of our Facebook supporters also updated their facebook profile with our temporary "gold" frame to raise awareness for Childhood Cancer Awareness Month.

Special thanks to our families - the den Dekker-Hordacre, Hartley, Mead and Gardam-James families - who shared their stories with local media.

Along with grandparent, Pat Carlson, who talked about the support she receives through the Bereaved Grandparents Group in the spring edition of Grandparents Day Magazine.

An incredible effort by all... we couldn't do it with you. Thank you.

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Event Calendar

22 October
Family Fun Day at Aldinga Bay Hockey Club - Port Road Sports Complex, Aldinga
A family fun day at the Aldinga Bay Hockey Club to support local member, Izzy Elliott, by raising funds for the charities that have supported her.

4 November
Tough Car Charity Toy Run - Ingle Farm
The 5th Annual Tough Car Charity Toy Run is on again beginning at the Kmart Ingle Farm Car Park, then cruising to the Oval, with donated toys coming to the Childhood Cancer Association.

7 November
Melbourne Cup Luncheon - The Lakes Resort Hotel, West Lakes
Celebrate the 2017 Melbourne Cup with a luncheon at the newly renovated Lakes Resort Hotel with a 3-course meal and beverage package, prizes, sweeps & more.

7 November
Melbourne Cup Luncheon - Majestic Roof Garden Hotel, Adelaide
Experience the Melbourne Cup with fantastic views of the Adelaide Hills and city at the Majestic Roof Garden Hotel with a 3-course lunch and beverage package, prizes, sweeps & silent auction.

12 November
OnkaStompa Fishing Competition - Perry's Bend, Noarlunga Downs
2017 marks the 12th year of this fantastic community fundraiser for fishing and outdoors enthusiasts on the Onkaparinga River.

25 November
Childhood Cancer Benefit Concert with Geoff Achison - The German Club, Adelaide
Award winning guitarist, songwriter and recording artist, Geoff Achison headlines a Blues Music Concert, supporting the Childhood Cancer Association.

Edge Church gives $120,000 for hospital visitation program

We were overwhelmed to receive $120,000 from Edge Church to support the hospital visitation program for an entire year, as well as host the annual Christmas Fair for families supported by the Childhood Cancer Association.

These funds were raised through their Ride for Hope event, held earlier this year, where they raised more than $500,000 – of which 100% has been given to local and international charities. Going forward, Ride to Hope will be known as Run to R+E+D.

Edge Church has been a major partner of the organisation since 2009 and has provided support valued at more than $1 million to the Association in that time - for which we are truly grateful. 

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City-Bay fundraisers exceed target

Each year we have many families, walkers and runners join 'Team Elliot' to run or walk the Sunday Mail City-Bay Fun Run while raising vital funds for the Childhood Cancer Association.

2017 was no exception, as our fundraisers showed their support for International Cancer Awareness Month by wearing a yellow or gold accessory to raise awareness.

With thanks to our amazing fundraisers we exceeded our target of $20,000 by raising more than $21,750!

Thank you to all the participants and the family and friends who support them so generously each year. This money will go towards funding the 30 vital support services we provide to children with cancer and their families.

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Become a Regular Giver and win!

Become a monthly giver to the Childhood Cancer Association this October for the chance to win a Tablet with 4GB of RAM, Windows 10 & keyboard valued at $999, thanks to Leader Computers.

Making a regular, monthly donation allows us to plan ahead. It means no child diagnosed with cancer, or their family, faces their battle alone.

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Darwin to Adelaide - Ride for Kids

He did it!

Ton, The Old Grey Dutch Nomad, rode his push bike from Darwin to Adelaide for the Childhood Cancer Association.

Ton started his epic journey on 13 August and 33 days later arrived safely in Adelaide, exceeding his fundraising target of $10,000 with a final tally of more than $14,230 - an awesome result. 

Thanks to Ton & Anne and their support crew. Not only did they raise awareness, but every dollar raised will support children with cancer and their families.

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PAFC Fridge proves hugely popular

A huge thank you to Port Adelaide Football Club and Mark Lewis Signs for raffling the amazing PAFC-signed vintage fridge.

We were absolutely blown away by the result - with $18,890 raised for the Childhood Cancer Association.

Thank you so much to everyone who bought a ticket. Congratulations to first prize winner, Malcolm Pratt, and second prize winner, Franco Pesce.

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Thank you to Bartons

We thank the team, clients and event sponsors of Bartons Chartered Accountants and Wealth Advisors for their amazing support of the Childhood Cancer Association.

The huge $157,000 that has been raised over the past three years has made such a difference to the children and families that we support.

Thank you for your commitment to your local community.

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What is SIBS?

These are some of the Super Important Brothers and Sisters, or as we like to call them, "SIBS".

The Childhood Cancer Association runs a school holiday program designed specifically for children aged between five and twelve years, who have a brother or sister with cancer.

These holidays the SIBS group spent the day developing coping strategies and understanding change and cancer. They performed a variety of experiments and activities including making scientist dough and mind jars.

Special thanks to SciWorldMEGA Courts Indoor Sports and Mobile Science Education for being part of our SIBS program this year.

What an awesome bunch of kids!

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Nanny Diary Gala Dinner for Childhood Cancer

It was an amazing result from The Nanny Diary's first Gala Dinner for Childhood Cancer in August - raising a grand total of $14,390 to support families affected by childhood cancer.

The Adelaide Zoo rotunda looked fabulous decorated in our colours of pink, yellow and blue, with the event including live music, an entertaining live auction and an array of guest speakers. 

We look forward to working with The Nanny Diary to make this an annual event.

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We are so grateful to our corporate partners and community fundraisers. Just to name a few...

Alexander Symonds - We recently received another annual business donation of $5,000 from CCA partner, Alexander Symonds.

Axia People - Thanks to Catherine Morony and the team at Axia People who have recently supported us with pro bono recruitment services and HR advice.

Grant Thornton - In support of Childhood Cancer Awareness Month, CCA partner Grant Thornton raised $1,845 by holding a bake sale, selling Elliots, donating Casual Friday fees and manning the merchandise stand at Bunnings during September.

Ollie's fundraiser - 11 year old Ollie was only two when he was diagnosed with cancer. As part of his year 5 studies, he had to choose a global issue then research and investigate that issue - Ollie chose childhood cancer. He put together a report, created his own website, did some art work and created an action by raising money from colouring his hair. A fantastic project which raised $359.

Optus - Well done to the team at Optus South Australia who recently held two fundraising events: 'Caveman for Kids' raised a massive $7,500 when staff signed up to grow a beard and the Quiz Night raised an impressive $6,500 in support of Childhood Cancer Awareness Month.

SA Power Networks - To help raise awareness, the SA Power Networks' sign at the top of its Anzac Highway building promoted Childhood Cancer Awareness for the month of September. Plus, its Employee Foundation's Footy Tipping Competition raised $2,400 to support children with cancer.

Shottesbrooke Wines - After a very successful 'Afternoon Delights' at Shottesbrooke Wines, an impressive $1,612.90 was received from donations, raffle ticket and merchandise sales.

Find out how you can fundraise for us.

Cheers to Bunnings

Bunnings Mile End has been a fantastic supporter of the Childhood Cancer Association over the years, helping the association in a number of ways.

Most recently our Bereaved Grandparents Group were hosted by Bunnings with morning tea and each grandparent potting a lavender plant to take home as a special memory of their loved one.

Our volunteers also cooked an impressive 105kg of sausages one Sunday in September and all up with sales and donations, they raised a whopping $2,642.65 - apparently a Bunnings record!

By donating a raffle prize and allowing us to have a merchandise stand on Fridays during Childhood Cancer Awareness Month, our volunteers could also raise awareness and funds.

Next up the Bunnings team will be getting involved with our SIBS Christmas event, which we're remaining tight-lipped about until then so we can surprise the kids!

Thank you so much Bunnings Mile End.

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