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Tiana’s Precious Cargo

Many of us have possessions we know we’ll hang on to for life. For you maybe it’s some family photos, a piece of jewellery or perhaps even a hand-me-down from a parent. For Tiana, 18, it’s this bear, Olivia.

How you’re helping kids with cancer overcome loneliness

When Ellalee’s daughter, Maia, was diagnosed with ALL, she prepared as best she could for the difficult journey ahead. Here, she opens up about the loneliness Maia faced during her cancer, and how the kindness of people like you has given her daughter a reason to smile during the hardest time of her life.

Tommy’s special bear

Thanks to years of research funded by people like you, Tommy is on track to recover from acute lymphoblastic leukaemia. But having been diagnosed at just 19-months-old, the pain, trauma and side effects of treatment have impacted him all the same. His special bear, donated by a kind person like you, has been by his side throughout his cancer journey, giving him the courage he needs to face the scary world of cancer.

Delivering comfort to those who need it most

Over the past five years, Smartways Logistics have been quietly delivering joy and happiness to kids at 33 hospitals across the eastern seaboard.

Dino and friends: more than just cuddly bears

At just five years old, Mariette's daughter Milan was diagnosed with a rare type of kidney cancer known as Wilms' tumour.

The bear that shows people care

In hospital with her seriously ill three-month-old son, one mum was given a comforting sense of support from, of all places, a teddy bear.

Beary comforting cuddles

Families who receive The Kids' Cancer Project bears share their heart-warming testimonials.

CJ's story

CJ’s treatment journey was brightened by The Kids’ Cancer Project bears.

Eli’s constant furry friends

With experts baffled by Eli's incredibly rare tumour, some furry friends have brightened his difficult journey.

Home or hospital – the choice is yours

The Kids' Cancer Project Bear Program delivers teddy bears and other soft toys all around Australia. 

4 ways a teddy bear brings comfort

Paediatric experts explain why a cuddly toy is a great donation for a child in hospital.

5 handy hints for donating toys to children’s hospitals

The Kids’ Cancer Project shares all the ins and outs of safe toy donations to hospitals.

The cuddly super sidekicks giving courage to kids with cancer

Bec’s daughter Roxy was diagnosed with acute lymphoblastic leukaemia (ALL) when she was a four-year-old, and overnight, the family’s outdoorsy life quickly shifted to one of relentless appointments. But, thanks to supporters like you, Roxy got a new cuddly sidekick to help keep her smiling throughout her treatment.

Delivering happiness

The Kids' Cancer Project would like to thank Smartways Logistics for bringing smiles to the faces of thousands of seriously ill kids by delivering teddy bears to 33 hospitals on the eastern seaboard at no cost.

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