The Kids’ Cancer Project is proud to be adding our voice to the global community’s fight against cancer.
World Cancer Day was established by the Paris Charter
and adopted at the World Summit Against Cancer for the New Millennium in Paris on 4 February 2000
. This Charter aimed at the promotion of the research for curing as well as preventing the disease, upgrading the provided services to the patients, and the mobilisation of the global community against cancer.
Now in its sixteenth year, World Cancer Day is asking the global community to participate in a number of ways (Get Involved in World Cancer Day
), some of the ways The Kids’ Cancer Project is actively supporting a number of key areas for children fighting cancer:
Shape Policy Change
– in March 2015 The Kids’ Cancer Project along with Canteen and the Australian and New Zealand Children’s Haematology / Oncology Group (ANZCHOG) participated in a Senate Inquiry in to the availability of new, innovative and specialist cancer drugs in Australia
The response called on the Australian government to make childhood cancer a priority and to address three key areas:
- Encouraging the pharmaceutical industry to develop and trial new drugs for children with cancer
- Streamlining regulatory processes to allow access to new drugs for children
- Recognising that clinical trials are an essential component of the care of children with cancer
– The Kids’ Cancer Project is committed to advocating on behalf of children fighting cancer and their families and raising awareness about childhood cancer in the wider community.
We conducted a News Poll (February 2014) that revealed that 80% of Australian’s don’t know more children die from cancer than any other disease.
Last year The Kids’ Cancer Project supported a national and international campaign that recognises that September as Childhood Cancer Awareness Month and increase awareness nation wide.
To learn more about Childhood Cancer Awareness Month
And most importantly The Kids’ Cancer Project is funding $4.4 million in to childhood cancer research in 2015/16 financial year.
“Over the last 25 years I have looked into the eyes of so many children with cancer and promised them I would dedicate my life to finding a cure. I won’t ever give up. And that means we need more funds, for more research.”
Col Reynolds, OAM
Founder and Director, The Kids’ Cancer Project
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