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Inspiring stories about the scientists, supporters and families united against childhood cancer.

City2Surf for The Kids' Cancer Project

20/05/2024
Ready to lace up your running shoes for the City2Surf? Fundraise for The Kids' Cancer Project in your run and combine fitness, fun, and fundraising in one unforgettable experience.
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  • Research News

Funding secured for Interfant-21 clinical trial

15/05/2024
Infant Acute Lymphoblastic Leukaemia (ALL) has had a very poor prognosis and survival has not improved significantly over the last two decades, with an event-free survival rate of less than 40%. The intensive chemotherapy treatment currently available necessitates high toxicity often leading to treatment related mortality.
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  • Beary Happy Stories

Tiana’s Precious Cargo

06/05/2024
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.

Cap’s Lap: The Halfway Mark 

30/04/2024
Amidst the backdrop of his epic BIG LAP, we had the privilege of chatting with Captain Australia, halfway through his monumental journey. We talk courage, compassion, and determination – all things that define his quest for The Kids’ Cancer Project.
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  • Future Cure Case Study, News

Empowering Partnerships: RAMS and The Kids’ Cancer Project Join Forces for Childhood Cancer Research

30/04/2024
In the world of combating childhood cancer, partnerships are essential. They are the backbone of progress and a beacon of hope for children and families facing this devastating disease. That's why we at The Kids’ Cancer Project are incredibly grateful for our longstanding partnership with RAMS Home Loans.
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  • Future Cure Case Study, News

Spotlight: A Shared Journey - Celebrating Our Partnership with FMA Australia

30/04/2024
In the bustling landscape of charity partnerships, there are often hidden tales that illuminate the depth of connection between organisations. Our journey with FMA Australia is one such story.
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  • Families

Cancer treatment left little Tommy temporarily unable to walk. For other kids, it’s not temporary. Read Tommy’s story here….

29/04/2024
Before he was diagnosed with acute lymphoblastic leukaemia, toddler Tommy’s world was beautiful and carefree. His mum Emily McGuire recalls sunny days playing in the paddock behind their house trying to hit golf balls with his dad, exploring the excitement of their family farm and just generally being a kid… “It was everything you could hope to give your son,” she says.
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  • Research News

Eliminating the serious side effects of chemotherapy

29/04/2024
For many children, the very same cancer drugs used to save their lives can all too often leave them with very serious and lifelong health problems. Professor Irina Vetter is finding ways to maintain the effectiveness of chemotherapy drugs whilst eliminating their incredibly harmful side effects.
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  • News

Racing for Hope: Kiah's Journey with The Kids' Cancer Project

29/04/2024
In the heart of Australia's vast outback, amidst the red sands and scorching sun, a remarkable journey is unfolding. Kiah Grillett, fuelled by compassion and determination, is gearing up to take on the ultimate challenge: a grueling two-day off-road dirt bike race spanning 226 kilometers each way on a multi through desert country from Alice Springs to and from the small Aputula (Finke) Community: The Finke Desert Race.
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  • News

Teeing off with cancer survivor Nathan Rix

23/04/2024
At just eight-years-old, Nathan Rix learned he had cancer. His treatment journey lasted on and off for nearly a decade, and its impacts will be with him for life. Today, the 36-year-old, who lost his leg in order to beat cancer is doing what it takes to help give other kids like him better cancer treatments through events with The Kids’ Cancer Project.
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  • Future Cure Case Study, News

Making a Difference: Focus Recruitment's Journey with The Kids' Cancer Project

15/04/2024
In the bustling world of recruitment, where companies vie for top talent and success is measured in placements made, there lies a quieter but equally significant pursuit—a commitment to social responsibility.
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  • Community

Spartan Race AU teams up with The Kids' Cancer Project

15/04/2024
Joining forces for childhood cancer research, The Kids' Cancer Project proudly announces its partnership with Spartan Race AU as a gold charity partner. This collaboration not only brings together the grit and determination of Spartan racers but also channels their energy towards a noble cause: funding childhood cancer research.
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  • Families

Ripples Swimming Club – remembering Brooke Fretwell

09/04/2024
In early 2015, beloved daughter and passionate Ripples Swimming Club member Brooke Fretwell sadly died of an incurable brain cancer known as DIPG (diffuse intrinsic pontine glioma). Eight years later, her parents Karl and Olivia, and the swimming club that was such a big part of Brooke’s life, continue to remember her and donate funds for research in her memory − helping change the outcomes of brain cancer diagnoses for other kids.

Celebrating a decade of collaborative funding leading to over $10 million committed to ground-breaking research

02/04/2024
Minister for Health and Aged Care, the Hon Mark Butler MP today announced the successful grant recipients to receive funding for innovative cancer research through the 2023 round of the Cancer Australia Priority-driven Collaborative Cancer Research Scheme (PdCCRS).
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  • Community

A-Z of Fundraising

25/03/2024
Looking for ways to get involved with The Kids' Cancer Project? Read on to find your perfect fundraiser! 

Using Data Analytics to Help Drive Research

08/03/2024
Behind all the laboratories and expert scientists it takes to create better kids’ cancer treatments are the systems and data in place to keep funding running smoothly. Thanks to The Kids’ Cancer Project’s ongoing partnership with SAS Analytics, now in its seventh year, we’re able to operate more efficiently and help commit even more money to vital kids’ cancer research.
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  • Research News

Up to $20m in funding has been announced by the federal government for vital brain cancer research

12/02/2024
On 6 February 2024, The Australian Government announced a huge funding boost for research into some of the deadliest forms of childhood cancer.
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  • Beary Happy Stories

How you’re helping kids with cancer overcome loneliness

05/02/2024
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.
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  • Families

Meet Molly: Daughter, netballer and cancer survivor. Here's her incredible story

29/01/2024
Now 17, Molly from Dubbo, NSW, is many things: a cancer survivor, a passionate advocate and fundraiser, and a teenager with dreams of netball coaching and university.
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  • Community

Lace Up for a Cure: Join The Sun Run 2024 and Make Every Step Count!

20/12/2023
We are thrilled to see the much-anticipated Sun Run is returning for 2024! A radiant fun run along the spectacular Northern Beaches coastline from Dee Why to Manly Beach in Sydney. 
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  • Community, News

Owen Finegan’s 2023 Highlights

19/12/2023
As we approach the holidays, come celebrate milestones and highlights with us!
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City2Surf for The Kids' Cancer Project

20/05/2024
Ready to lace up your running shoes for the City2Surf? Fundraise for The Kids' Cancer Project in your run and combine fitness, fun, and fundraising in one unforgettable experience.

Nourishing The Fighter for The Kids' Cancer Project

Leila Davies, inspiring mother and author, is taking on a huge challenge in aid of The Kids’ Cancer Project, walking from Victor Harbor to Melbourne starting June 1st 2024. We had the honour of chatting to Leila to learn more about her story and why she has chosen to fundraise for kids’ cancer research.

Funding secured for Interfant-21 clinical trial

15/05/2024
Infant Acute Lymphoblastic Leukaemia (ALL) has had a very poor prognosis and survival has not improved significantly over the last two decades, with an event-free survival rate of less than 40%. The intensive chemotherapy treatment currently available necessitates high toxicity often leading to treatment related mortality.

Tiana’s Precious Cargo

06/05/2024
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.

Cap’s Lap: The Halfway Mark 

30/04/2024
Amidst the backdrop of his epic BIG LAP, we had the privilege of chatting with Captain Australia, halfway through his monumental journey. We talk courage, compassion, and determination – all things that define his quest for The Kids’ Cancer Project.

Empowering Partnerships: RAMS and The Kids’ Cancer Project Join Forces for Childhood Cancer Research

30/04/2024
In the world of combating childhood cancer, partnerships are essential. They are the backbone of progress and a beacon of hope for children and families facing this devastating disease. That's why we at The Kids’ Cancer Project are incredibly grateful for our longstanding partnership with RAMS Home Loans.