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Letting children shine now and in the future

Dear supporter,


I am delighted to share with you a few big milestones at the Children’s Cancer Foundation as we prepare for a new financial year.


This year the Foundation has awarded new project funding grants totalling $2.79 million across 13 projects. While our focus is on accelerating research into new treatments, we are as always strongly committed to funding hospital staff and family services to enhance clinical care.


The Million Dollar Lunch returns on 19 August 2016, hosted by Crown Resorts at no cost to the Foundation, and we are delighted to announce the appointment of Kate Langbroek as Ambassador.


As the financial year draws to a close, I encourage you to consider donating to the Children's Cancer Foundation to help us continue to make a positive impact for children with cancer. Read on below to learn more about our work.


Thank you for your support,


Aileen Boyd-Squires
Chief Executive


P.S. Watch this space for an exciting initiative in partnership with the AFL and Sesame Street.

Cooper’s Beaded Journey
Can you donate a bead of courage by 30 June?

Cooper was diagnosed with Severe Aplastic Anaemia in 2013 for which he underwent intense chemotherapy and a lifesaving bone marrow transplant. Along the way, Cooper received a special bead representing each painful and frightening treatment he had. Cooper’s beads at the end of his treatment extended to the floor.


The ‘Beaded Journey’ program is funded entirely by the Children’s Cancer Foundation, but we can’t do this without your help. This tax time, please give a child fighting cancer a symbol of courage by donating today. Any donation over $2 is tax deductible and all gifts made before 30 June 2016 can be claimed this financial year. Read more

Mia: “He drew on my leg mum”

"It was Christmas Eve. Mia – aged two and a half years – had an appointment with our local osteopath who treated her regularly for asthma. Mia had been complaining of a stomach ache for a couple of weeks and I mentioned this. About half way into the treatment the osteopath felt Mia’s abdomen, and looked at me deeply concerned: “I’ve found something and I don’t know what it is”. Our GP immediately referred Mia for an abdominal ultrasound. The resulting report stated “suspected Wilm’s tumour.” Read more

A woman on a mission

Senior oncologist Dr Rachel Conyers knows that 20-30% of her patients will be susceptible to heart damage as a side effect of their chemotherapy treatment. 


The risk of heart failure is nine times more likely in these patients, but at the moment there’s no way of predicting which children will have this adverse reaction. 


So Dr Conyers is leading a ground-breaking research project to identify in advance which patients are likely to be at risk. Read more

Run Melbourne with us

Join the Children's Cancer Foundation's team in Melbourne's most popular fun run, The Age Run Melbourne, on Sunday, 24 July. Participants of all ages and abilities can enter the 5 km walk/run, a 10 km run, a half-marathon challenge on Sunday, 24 July or a 3 km kids run on Saturday, 23 July. As part of our team, you will receive encouragement, support and the thrill of knowing your hard work will benefit children and families facing cancer. Join our team!

Support the Children's Cancer Foundation

Whether you walk, run, cycle, swim, attend a gala ball, a show or anything in between; by supporting the Children’s Cancer Foundation, you will be joining a group of like-minded individuals dedicated to helping children with cancer and their families.

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