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Dear friend of the Foundation,


This year, the Children's Cancer Foundation celebrates 25 years of supporting Australian families with cancer. Families like the Negri family, who connected with us following 13-year old Dylan's diagnosis with Medulloblastoma. One year on, Dylan's treatment is finished, but his journey has had a profound impact on his family.


To extend our family support services, the Foundation is now funding professional counselling for children off treatment, their parents or siblings. We will also support families on treatment who wish to engage with a professional counselling service, in partnership with the mental health team at The Royal Children’s Hospital. Later this year, we hope to launch the same support service for children at Monash Children’s Hospital.


I invite you to read more about the Negri family's story and as this financial year draws to a close, consider making a donation to help those families facing a difficult journey. 


Thank you for your support,

Aileen Boyd-Squires
Chief Executive

Joshua and Dylan
Staying Strong One Year On

The Negri brothers have always been close, but an unwelcome diagnosis on 11 June 2016 made their bond unbreakable.


Diagnosed with Medulloblastoma, Dylan had surgery to remove a tumour from his brain and endured months of intensive radiation and chemotherapy. To make it through the year, Dylan had a special ally by his side, his older brother Joshua.


He relied heavily on his big brother for emotional and social support. Joshua would visit Dylan in hospital as much as possible, but their separation was hard on them both. “Joshua is an amazing big brother to Dylan," said mum Michelle.


The experience inspired Joshua to take action and cut his 30 cm long hair as a fundraiser for the Foundation, and donate his hair for a wig. "Dylan never complained, no matter how sick he was," said Joshua. "I am glad that I could do something to help by cutting my hair, it made me feel like I could make a difference."


For Dylan, treatment is now completed. However, he still has a long journey ahead. He is so underweight that he receives nutritional support through a feeding tube and he can’t return to school yet. But with Joshua by his side, this is a hurdle he can face with strength and determination.


Make a tax-deductible donation before Friday, 30 June and help children like Dylan while they undergo treatment for cancer.

Family Counselling

A diagnosis of childhood cancer is the beginning of difficult journey and sometimes families need a little extra help to get through it. The Foundation is proud to support families by funding professional counselling for children off treatment, their parents or siblings. Read more

Run Melbourne With Kate

Team Captain, Kate Langbroek is calling on you! Run (or walk) with Kate on Sunday, 30 July and help raise much-needed funds for clinical research projects that are finding new and kinder treatments for children with cancer, as well as essential family support programs. Register now

Eyes Open Ride

Over the past three months James has circumnavigated Australia, alone, on his motorbike. He road in honour of his father who died of cancer last year and with the goal of raising $50,000 in aid of children with cancer. James clocked up more than 18,000 kms visiting every state and terriroty and is just $7,000 short of his target. Donate today

Thank You to our Recent Fundraisers
  • Bodriggy Brewing hosted a basketball tournament raising $7,232.
  • Yering Station hosted celebrity chef Guy Grossi for a special five course lunch in support of the Children’s Cancer Foundation and raised $28,725.
  • Nelson Alexander Foundation Day raised $13,682 in support of the Marcus Rosin Fund.
  • The Wizards of Heritage Golf Club raised $5,200 through the inaugural Gary Millard Cup.
  • Classic car and motorbike enthusiasts rode around Mornington Peninsula in Ruby’s Ride n Roll, raising $6,285 for the Ruby-Rose Fund.
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