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Letting children shine now and in the future

Dear supporter,


To mark Childhood Cancer Awareness Month, the Children's Cancer Foundation is proud to announce an investment of $3.643 million across 27 projects supporting clinical research, therapeutic care and family resources.


This funding includes salary support for 22 hospital and research staff, with some projects extending through to 2021. And with our grant funding round opening in October 2016 we know that there will be other important projects awarded funding in the coming months.


This project funding is made possible through corporate support for The Million Dollar Lunch, community and individual fundraising, and philanthropic grants from our charity partners.


Thank you for your support,


Aileen Boyd-Squires
Chief Executive

The Million Dollar Lunch

The Million Dollar Lunch - where corporate Melbourne comes together to support the Children's Cancer Foundation - has raised more than $15 million since its launch in 2005. Mark your calendars for next year’s event, to be held on Friday, 11 August 2017 at the Palladium at Crown. Secure your corporate table now by emailing us. For all the highlights from The Million Dollar Lunch 2016 visit our website.

New Project Funding
Announcing new funding for Music Therapy

The Children’s Cancer Foundation has been funding Music Therapy at The Royal Children's Hospital and Monash Children's Hospital since 2003. The Foundation’s recent commitment of $173,000 will add an additional 3 days per week of music therapy for cancer patients. Read more.

James enjoys music therapy
Immunotherapy first in Australia

We are proud to share promising news from a ground-breaking immunotherapy clinical trial supported with funding from the Children’s Cancer Foundation. The trial – an Australian first for children – uses a patient’s own genetically engineered immune cells to attack cancer cells. Read more.

Bright Light Therapy

The Children's Cancer Foundation is funding a ground-breaking project that uses bright light therapy to relieve the disruption of sleep patterns in young cancer patients. Dr Lisa Walter has devised a trial to test whether the therapy will provide benefits to young patients. Read more.

Dr Walter holds a Llight Visor
Put Yourself in Their Socks
Ambassadors Bob Murphy and Gorgi Coghlan with patients James and Sophie

Purchase your AFL Sesame Street Socks in time for the Grand Final on Saturday, 1 October instore or online from your favourite club or visit

The Color Run

Run the happiest 5 km on the planet. A truly unique experience, with less focus on running and a greater focus on having the time of your life. There are no winners or official times, just you, your friends and rainbow of bright (non-toxic) coloured powder. Register for the event today and then set up your fundraising page with us.


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