Join us in honouring our heroes: children who are fighting cancer, those who have sadly lost their fight and the community that supports them.
We are inspired by the kids, mums, dads, siblings, grandparents, schools, cyclists, runners, swimmers, trekkers, corporate partners and community members who are helping kids with cancer.
We thank these heroes, whose actions big or small, are making an impact by helping fund ground breaking research.
Childhood Cancer Awareness Month was first proclaimed by US President Obama in 2010. Now acknowledged internationally, we ask Australia to unite and raise awareness.
The Gold Ribbon is the International Awareness Symbol of Childhood Cancer.
Initiated in 1997 by Gigi Thorsen and a group of parents in Utah, USA, the gold ribbon is now an international symbol representing unity with children diagnosed with the disease and their families.
Childhood cancer is not the same as adult cancer.
Researchers and doctors are yet to discover what causes childhood cancer and there is no prevention. Lifestyle choices and genetics are rarely attributed to the disease developing.
Children develop different types of cancer to adults yet often receive the same treatments. These, however, do not always help children with cancer.
More about childhood cancer
We believe that research is vital to finding new and specific child-friendly treatments.
Thanks to generous community support, we have invested more than $27 million into ground breaking research.
In 2015, our funding has allowed researchers to secure more than $14 million in additional grants, which is over three times the value of our investment.
Anything you do to help kids with cancer is a super heroic act in our eyes. Like our founder, Col Reynolds
, one person can make a difference.
We appreciate and value the time and effort it takes to increase awareness and fundraise for childhood cancer research and we thank you!