As we are all aware, COVID has thrown a few curve balls this year and many annual events for The Kids’ Cancer Project had to be postponed or rescheduled.
To keep up the momentum of fundraising and building awareness for bold scientific research, The Kids’ Cancer Project launched their first ever online auction – Big Bids for Kids. This was an opportunity to find new and exciting ways to engage with partners and the community to raise much needed funds.
This year’s Big Bids for Kids online auction ran throughout the month of June and was a great way to end the financial year. The auction saw 46 companies and individuals donating fabulous prizes and 130 registered bidders all helping to raise over $50,000. A big thank you to everyone who donated items for the auction ensuring more dollars go towards scientific research.
Money raised went directly to impact Professor Alex Swarbrick and the innovative research he is undertaking. Professor Swarbrick is a medical researcher who has discovered a new way to attack neuroblastoma that could change the way we view treatment and have a positive outcome for thousands of seriously ill children around the globe.
“The Kids’ Cancer Project fills an important space for us in providing seed funding for new ideas,” he said.
“From fundamental, lab-based research, right through to clinical trials, The Kids’ Cancer Project is supporting a lot of vital, exciting, innovative work. They’re helping researchers to move quickly and aggressively to pursue new ideas that we hope are going to make a real difference.”
From the overwhelming response and success of this year’s Big Bids for Kids, it will continue each year in the month on June. So, if you missed this one, rest assured there will be more!
“The Kids’ Cancer Project would like to thank supporters and bidders of the 2020 Big Bids for Kids along with all partners for their continued generosity,” said the charity’s CEO, Owen Finegan.
There are more ways to get involved!
Sign your company up as a team or join us for lunch at our Corporate Golf Day to help raise funds for childhood cancer research on 7 October at St Michael’s Golf Club, Little Bay NSW. Email firstname.lastname@example.org to learn more.