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You don't have to be a scientist to help kids like Tommy survive cancer.

Will you say K’day to better kids’ cancer treatments?

Every 15 February − International Childhood Cancer Awareness Day − we replace the Aussie favourite G’day with K’day in recognition of the 950 kids diagnosed with cancer in Australia each year.

But it’s about more than just saying K’day − it’s about taking action, helping to fund research into better treatments and helping give kids with cancer their childhoods back.

By donating ahead of K’day next year, you’ll be supporting vital kids’ cancer research and inspiring others to do the same. Any gift you kindly make will be used to match the generosity of other people on 15 February, meaning together, you’ll have double the impact on childhood cancer.

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The Kids’ Cancer Project is an independent national charity funding childhood cancer research. We fund research projects all across Australia focusing on bold science that has the greatest chance of success to improve childhood cancer treatments.

Philanthropic support plays a pivotal role in driving crucial medical research aimed at developing kinder and less toxic treatments for children going through cancer. Together, we can improve the lives of young children and give them a brighter and better future.

We are committed to working closely with our major supporters to ensure your gift is funding a research project that you’re most passionate about. Together we can make a major impact.

$ 70 million
30 years

Survival starts with science

Associate Professor Rishi Kotecha is currently carrying out an exciting five-year clinical trial across multiple medical institutions. The trial, called Interfant-21, stands to revolutionise the standard treatment for high-risk children with acute lymphoblastic leukaemia.

The Kids’ Cancer Project has provided incredible longstanding support for my preclinical research, which has focused on improving the dismal outcome for infants diagnosed under one year of age with ALL. The funding has been vital to building a pre-clinical testing pipeline where my team and I have tested promising new drugs on unique models of the disease.

Your support today is vital in helping support pioneering research trials such as the Interfant-21 project. By making a gift today, you could help ensure future trials have the resources they need to develop more effective treatments with fewer negative side-effects.

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Roxy's story

In just five hours, four-year-old Roxy went from a routine visit to the dentist to being diagnosed with acute lymphoblastic leukaemia (ALL). 18 months on, and with Roxy on the road to recovery, mum Bec tells their story and just how important your gifts are in helping other kids like Roxy.

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Message from the CEO

Owen Finegan reflected on a successful year at The Kids’ Cancer Project despite many challenges.

A sense of community and belonging is what we all thrive for. What I love about my role, this charity, and the community we represent, is that everyone wants to make a difference, have an impact and change the statistics of childhood cancer.

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Get in touch

Thanks to the support of our major givers we can continue to fund vital childhood cancer research. Contact us today to learn how we can work together.

Dane Hiser

Head of Individual Giving

+61 2 8394 7771

Vanessa Cronk

Individual Giving Executive

+61 2 8394 7762

My promise is to never give up until every child survives cancer with minimal or no long term effects.

- Col Reynolds OAM
Founder of The Kids' Cancer Project

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