On 27th November 2023, our CEO Owen Finegan, COO Kate Tannous and The Kids’ Cancer Project funded researcher Professor Matt Dun – along with other childhood cancer charities - attended Parliament House in Canberra to advocate for this increased brain cancer research funding.
“Being able to attend Parliament House and hear the stories of families touched by childhood brain cancer was extremely moving. Says Owen
“From there, having the government hear this and make the decision to increase their funding commitment was incredible and represents such an important step forward.”
“We at The Kids’ Cancer Project, and I’m sure the entire childhood cancer research community are thrilled to hear that the government is committing this significant and incredibly vital funding.
“The Kids’ Cancer Project are proud to continually advocate for more funding for these particularly tragic forms of cancer and remain committed to funding children’s brain cancer research.”
Since the Federal Government introduced the Australian Brain Cancer Mission in 2017, The Kids’ Cancer Project has proudly committed over $6,000,000 to the goal of doubling survival rates by 2027. Owen continues to say: