Pirate Day

Help turn the tide on childhood brain cancer!

Ahoy me hearties! Pirate Day is an annual national day of dressing up to raise awareness and vital funds for childhood brain cancer research. To find out more, visit our Pirate Day website www.pirateday.com.au.

About Pirate Day

Pirate Day is an annual national day of dressing up to raise awareness and much-needed funds for childhood brain cancer.

Since 2015, Pirate Day has raised over $475,000 for kids' brain cancer research.

The Kids' Cancer Project is setting sail on our Pirate Day on Friday 13 May 2022. But you can jump aboard yours any time in May that suits your crew.

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Where the funds go

This year's Pirate Day will be supporting Dr Dannielle Upton's important research into one of the deadliest childhood brain cancers. For children with diffuse intrinsic pontine glioma (DIPG), and for their families and friends, the diagnosis is devastating. DIPG is inoperable and is considered incurable. Researcher Dr Dannielle Upton and her colleagues hope to change that.

Get to know Dr Upton's research.

“Pirate Day is a fantastic initiative that raises awareness and crucial funds for brain cancer research."

- Dr Dannielle Upton

FAQs

  • How can I register or find out more information?

    Register here.

  • Where do the funds go?

    This year's Pirate Day will be supporting Dr Dannielle Upton's important research into one of the deadliest childhood brain cancers. For children with diffuse intrinsic pontine glioma (DIPG), and for their families and friends, the diagnosis is devastating. DIPG is inoperable and is considered incurable. Researcher Dr Dannielle Upton and her colleagues hope to change that. Find out more here.

  • Who can host a Pirate Day?

    Everyone! Schools, Early Learning Centres, Businesses and Community Groups often host Pirate Days as do small groups of friends. Head to our website to register and once you sign up, there are plenty of resources to download to help you have a swashbuckling day! Register here.

  • What date is Pirate Day?

    The Kids' Cancer Project is setting sail on our Pirate Day on Friday 13 May 2022. But you can jump aboard yours any time in May that suits your crew. May is Brain Cancer Awareness Month.

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