Recipient: Ms Lauren Ha
Institute: Kids Cancer Centre, Sydney Children’s Hospital Randwick
Funding: $299,905 January 2022 to December 2024
A new digital project supporting physical activity and fitness in survivorship.
Young survivors of cancer in Australia are up to 15 times more likely to develop cardiovascular disease than their peers. Maintaining a physically active lifestyle has been shown to improve late effects of cancer. However, over 70 percent of young survivors don’t meet the recommended physical activity guidelines.
iBounce is a digital health education program specifically designed for children who have been through cancer. With its digital delivery, iBounce aims to lead tangible improvements in activity levels in children across Australia and beyond.
This funding will enable the project to conduct focus groups to tailor iBounce to the needs of the diverse range of young survivors and test the program’s effectiveness.
The iBounce intervention will aim to educate and promote a lifelong uptake of physical activity and healthy behaviours, improving overall fitness levels and quality of life in young