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Our project? To cure kids' cancer for good

What we do

Childhood Cancer in Australia to day.

  • Australia has one of the highest incidences of childhood cancer in the world.
  • Childhood cancer is the leading cause of death by disease in Australian children.
  • The causes are unknown and there is no prevention.
  • In Australia, three children are lost every week to childhood cancer.
  • Every single day three Australian families hear the words "Your child has cancer."
  • 90% of survivors will develop long term effects.
  • On average 71 years of life is lost to childhood cancer.
  • The cost to the community is high.


Background


The Kids’ Cancer Project is inspired by one man who promised to find the cure for childhood cancer.

Col Reynolds founded The Kids’ Cancer Project, a national charity, in 1993 once he learned research was the only way to help children with cancer.
 
Today The Kids’ Cancer Project is one of the largest funders of childhood cancer research in Australia.

Right now we are supporting 11 projects at 11 prestigious research organisations across Australia.


We fundraise to support research into childhood cancer


The Kids’ Cancer Project is independent and not aligned to one institution. We support research that is collaborative and has the greatest chance of clinical success. Thanks to generous community support we’ve invested $24 million into childhood cancer research since 2007.


We support families and offer parents hope for their children


We help families make sense of treatments and options to help their child, thanks to our unique access to clinicians and researchers globally.

“Children loose their hair,
their eyebrows, their limbs”


We raise awareness of childhood cancer


Despite the facts about childhood cancer awareness in Australia is low:
  • A mere 20% know Australia has one of the highest incidences of childhood cancer in the world.
  • Only 28% know there is no prevention for childhood cancer.
  • Only 32% are aware more Australian children die from cancer than any other disease.
 

 

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Proudly supporting

Children's Cancer Institute AustraliaQueensland Children's Medical Research Institute University of Queensland - Institute for Molecular Bioscience The Children's Hospital at WestmeadTelethon Kids' Institute The University of NSW - MedicineCentre for Cancer Biology Sydney Children's Hospital FoundationNationwide Childrens Garvan InstituteCancer Council Victoria