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

Spartan Race AU teams up with The Kids' Cancer Project

16/04/2024
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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  • 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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  • 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).

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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  • Families

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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  • News

Sydney Children’s Hospital Foundation honours The Kids’ Cancer Project

17/12/2023
When it comes to finding a cure for childhood cancer The Kids’ Cancer Project has a heart and head philosophy.
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  • Community, Future Cure Case Study

Tangalooma Island Resort - Supporting kids’ cancer research, one whale at a time

06/12/2023
Since 2013, we’ve been honoured to have the support of the wonderful Tangalooma Island Resort. The team have raised over $53,000 to support kids’ cancer research through their whale watching tours.
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  • News

Leukaemia Researcher awarded the prestigious Ramaciotti Medal of Excellence

24/11/2023
Professor Ricky Johnstone has been awarded the 2023 Ramaciotti Medal for Excellence award from Perpetual Trustees.
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  • News

Meet our Board: Jessie Glew

20/11/2023
For Jessie Glew, the joint MD and COO of WOTSO, the simple idea that ‘we will find a cure’ drives her passion to help fund kids’ cancer research. Jessie’s infectious enthusiasm, clear drive to make a difference and wealth of business knowledge make her an invaluable member of The Kids’ Cancer Project’s board.
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  • News

Founder Col Reynolds OAM wins prestigious 2024 Advocacy Award

13/11/2023
We are thrilled to announce The Kids' Cancer Project’s founder Col Reynolds OAM is the winner of Research Australia's 2024 Advocacy Award.
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  • Research News

Why Prof. Dun's research into the deadliest form of childhood cancer is more than just professional

30/10/2023
For Professor Matt Dun, his research into DIPG is more than just professional. In 2019, his daughter, Josie, sadly passed away from the aggressive form of childhood brain cancer, leading him to dedicate his career solely to developing treatments for the currently incurable disease. Today, with the help of your generous gifts, Prof. Dun and his team are making promising strides towards the first effective treatments for this devastating disease.
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  • Community

The Bloody Long Day 2023

24/10/2023
In a world that often seems overwhelmed by challenges, there are individuals and communities that rise above, showing unwavering dedication to a cause close to their hearts.
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  • Beary Happy Stories, Community

Tommy’s special bear

18/10/2023
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.
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  • News

Christmas for a cure

18/09/2023
The Kids' Cancer Project first Christmas fundraising luncheon raised $100,000 to help children with many different types of cancer. Read more about how to get involved in this year's event.
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  • News, Research News

2023 Fellowship successful applicants

13/09/2023
With an investment of over $7.9 million, The Kids’ Cancer Project is ensuring that some of the best and brightest young researchers in Australia can further their careers and most importantly, their impact on childhood cancer research. Read more about the recipients here.
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  • News

Your Cancer Project newsletter - Spring edition

11/09/2023
Read how your support has helped save lives and is pushing kids' cancer research further than ever before.
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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.

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).

Spartan Race AU teams up with The Kids' Cancer Project

16/04/2024
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.

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.

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.