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Dear Supporter,

The last few months have been a whirlwind of activity, working with our partners and community fundraisers.

With International Childhood Cancer Awareness Month fast approaching in September, if you've ever been keen to support children living with cancer, and their families, I encourage you to get in touch.

We're on the lookout for fundraisers - can you join our 'Team Elliot' in the City-Bay Fun Run or make your Melbourne Cup celebrations extra special by raising money for childhood cancer?

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 July 2017


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Power Captain for the Day

Meet Jake.

Thanks to our partnership with the Port Adelaide Football Club, and the generosity of Port Adelaide skipper and CCA Ambassador Travis Boak, this young cancer patient was the Power’s Captain for the Day on Saturday, 17 June.

As well as meeting his new teammates at Port’s final captain’s run on the Friday, Jake was involved in the team run out and coin toss ahead of the game on Saturday.

This amazing opportunity has created memories that will last a lifetime.

Fans also supported the Childhood Cancer Association by purchasing Elliot, our CCA mascot, who came with his own PAFC hoodie. Collectively we raised $5,700 which will provide 150 nights of accommodation for country children undergoing cancer treatment.  With a waitlist of PAFC hoodies on order, we've even enrolled the help of an additional 40 volunteer knitters to meet demand.

Watch the Video | View the Album | Buy your Elliot

Win a unique Port Power themed fridge complete with player signatures. Buy raffle tickets online today.

Event Calendar

22 July
Night of the Stars Ball - Stamford Grand, Glenelg
A fabulous night of glamorous Ballroom Dance Entertainment - proudly presented by Rhett & Kym English of The Dance Gallery.

28 July
Golden Hearts Gala Ball - Festival Function Centre, Findon
Enjoy a wonderful night out featuring special musical performances by Rachael Leahcar, Ryan T and Sarah Lloyde.

19 August
The Nanny Diary Gala Dinner - Adelaide Zoo Rotunda
The Nanny Diary is hosting an incredible night at the Adelaide Zoo Rotunda with live music, a live auction and an array of guest speakers.

17 September
Sunday Mail City-Bay Fun Run - Adelaide to Glenelg
Join Childhood Cancer Association's 'Team Elliot' in this year's Sunday Mail City-Bay Fun Run during Childhood Cancer Awareness Month.

Why just run, when you can shine?

September is International Childhood Cancer Awareness Month.

We want to show South Australian children with cancer, and their families that they're not alone in the fight. Will you join us?

By registering for this year's Sunday Mail City-Bay Fun Run, you can then join our 'Team Elliot' and raise important funds for childhood cancer. Our aim is to raise $20,000 and every dollar raised will help us meet this target.

Why just run, when you can shine? Join our team, wear a gold/yellow accessory or outfit while you run or walk the 3, 6 or 12km route.

Raise $100 and become a Very Important Fundraiser!

* Enjoy a BBQ at the finish line CCA Marquee
* Receive your "Sponsor Me" promo kit
* Have your photo taken with Elliot at the finish line marquee
* Chances to win prizes for the highest fundraisers

Read more

Giddy up! Melbourne Cup fundraisers

Make your Melbourne Cup celebrations even more special by raising money for children living with cancer, and their families.

We're on the lookout for pubs & restaurants, clubs, corporates and individuals to support CCA while hosting or attending your Melbourne Cup event.

Contact us to find out more

Thank you from the Blenkinsops

Did you know that the Childhood Cancer Association provides 30 services to more than 400 families each year?

It’s thanks only to generous people like you that the Blenkinsop’s, who featured in this year’s tax appeal, received vital support when their six-year-old daughter, Imogen, was diagnosed with an aggressive brain tumour in 2013.

The cost to provide these services each year is high. That’s why we set ourselves a huge target to raise $54,000 through this year’s appeal. And we’re pleased to report that along with a gift-match pledge of $10,000 from Luke and Dallin Howes of Proviso, you made it possible to reach that target!

Despite a relapse in 2014, Imogen is now cancer-free. And thanks to you, the Childhood Cancer Association are still there to support Imogen’s family when they need it. Imogen’s older brother, Micah, has attended several SIBS (Super Important Brothers and Sisters) group programmes and the family continue to enjoy some well-deserved respite at Bradley’s Place when they need a break.

The cancer journey is a long one and it doesn’t end when treatment ends. It’s a part of a family’s life forever. So, thank you for supporting children and their families during their cancer journey and beyond.

You truly are making a difference.

It's not too late to give. Donate now.

Working bee at Bradley's Place

Heartfelt thanks to the Rotary Club of Victor Harbor and membership for their outstanding work at Bradley's Place.

We are so very grateful to all the volunteers who worked tirelessly to clear and tidy up the property and renovate the respite accommodation making it much more enjoyable for the families that stay.

Bradley's Place was named after Bradley Walker, who sadly lost his battle with cancer at age 4.

Located at Inman Valley, Bradley's Place is a peaceful haven away from some of the stresses and demands that comes with this life changing illness.

Families who have a child with cancer, and families who have lost a child to cancer are eligible to stay at Bradley's Place throughout the year.

Watch the VideoFind out more | Read The Victor Harbor Times article

Unite 4 Kids luncheon

Unite 4 Kids was an afternoon to remember at the Hilton Adelaide which included an amazing line-up of guests and exclusive performances by the stars of Matilda The Musical.

Hosted by Mark Soderstrom, guests heard from Australian paralympic gold medallist Katrina Webb OAM and were also entertained by singing sensations Kirby Burgess and Ben Mingay.

However, young Holly Mead stole the show as she told her cancer journey and introduced the friends she met in hospital - Elliot from The Childhood Cancer Association; the Clown Doctors; and the puppets from Camp Quality.

A golden ticket raffle and big ticket auction items, sold by Toop & Toop Real Estate, meant some serious funds were raised on the day - with more than $160,000 going to the three children's charities.

Special thanks go to The Advertiser Foundation and Holidays of Australia and the World and all the event sponsors.

View the Photo Album

Touch of Gold for Hope

After a hugely successful Touch of Gold for Hope gala event raising funds for the Childhood Cancer Association, we were thrilled to receive a very big cheque for $21,884.

This year's event has taken their total donations to a whopping $58,126 over the past four years.

Special thanks go to Routleys and Bow Wow and all the event's supporters.

View the Photo Album

Brick-a-laide Adelaide’s biggest and most exciting LEGO fan event, Brick-a-laide features a wide range of world class displays. With special thanks to Cosplay for a Cause, the Ryloth Base Rebel Legion and the Southern Dewbacks Garrison of the 501st Legion for collecting donations, which helped raise more than $1,000.

BMW Golf Day - BMW has been supporting CCA for more than 10 years with its annual Golf Day - and is always finding new ways to make a difference. Thanks to the Kooyonga Golf Club for hosting and to the BMW team for managing another successful event and raising $7,266 this year - funds raised will go towards supporting our SIBS program.

Destiny Centre's Pyjama SundayDestiny Centre held its fourth annual Pyjama Sunday and raised an incredible $10,480 for the Childhood Cancer Association. What a great reason to wear your pyjamas to church - taking the grand total to almost $60,000 over the past four years.

Harcourts Packham Quiz NightA big shout out to our friends at Harcourts Packham Property, in conjunction with the Harcourts Foundation, as their Quiz Night was a huge success raising $12,000 towards our respite accommodation 'Bradley's Place'.

Rock Kids with Cancer Concert A stellar line up of rock legends, like Angry Anderson and Rockin' Rob Riley, came together in support of Childhood Cancer Association at the German Club. As a result, the Childhood Cancer Benefit Concerts and raised an impressive $20,050 for CCA.

We are so grateful to all our community fundraisers. Find out how you can fundraise for us.

Bring a smile to a child's face. Buy an Elliot.

For just $30, you can give a gift that lasts forever and truly makes a difference.

Elliot is the Childhood Cancer Association's mascot and friend to children living with cancer. 

Every child diagnosed with cancer in SA receives their very own Elliot to help them through their journey. Elliot (and Baby Elliot) are also sold to raise vital funds for the Association.

100% of proceeds go to supporting children with cancer.

Buy Online | Gift an Elliot to a child with cancer

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North Adelaide SA 5006
PO Box 1094
North Adelaide SA 5006
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