Lorraine Lea’s Party for Kids with Cancer® fund was established in honour of the company’s co-founder, Peter Ryan, who lost his battle with cancer.
Since 2000, Lorraine Lea’s Party for Kids with Cancer® fund has raised almost $2 million in support of a mission to improve the quality of life for children living with cancer through ongoing partnerships with children’s cancer charities.
For a third year, Lorraine Lea has partnered exclusively with independent Australian charity, The Kids’ Cancer Project to work towards a shared goal of 100% survival with minimal side effects from childhood cancer. In just three years, Lorraine Lea has raised more than $320,000 for the charity.
This year, Lorraine Lea's month-long Party for Kids with Cancer® fundraising appeal ran nation-wide in June. The company's Stylists showed their true passion and support for the charity by raising more than $29,000 with all proceeds going toward life-saving research to find the best treatment options with the fewest side effects for children diagnosed with the most aggressive forms of childhood cancer.
Lorraine Lea and The Kids’ Cancer Project have a shared goal of eradicating childhood cancer once and for all, and so from now until 31 October 2020, Lorraine Lea are looking to double their June fundraising efforts with a new initiative.
The family owned business are asking customers to donate just $1 with their next purchase to fund scientific research and that will eventually unlock the cures desperately needed to fight kids’ cancers.
The Kids’ Cancer Project CEO, Owen Finegan, said financial support from partners like Lorraine Lea is an essential ingredient to finding better treatments and ultimately, a cure for childhood-specific cancers in this country.
“While cure rates are improving, childhood cancers still kill more Australian kids than any other disease,” said Owen.
“We are dedicated to investing in bold medical research to provide children with their own special treatments."
"Kids’ cancers are very different to adult cancers, yet they receive the same treatments which are very harsh on growing bodies. Ninety percent of those who do survive will develop at least one chronic condition resulting from their treatment."
Lorraine Lea extend gratitute to all staff, Stylists and customers who got behind their June appeal. They're asking for help once again, to donate just $1 with every purchase to support research to help find a cure for childhood cancer.