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

“All we had was hope.” − How your support is helping kids like Matilda survive cancer.

01/09/2023
At just eight-weeks-old, Matilda's chances of surviving acute lymphoblastic leukaemia (ALL) hung at less than 20%.
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  • Families

You helped give Macy the best treatment closer to home

01/09/2023
Macy (far left) used to have to regularly travel from Melbourne to Hobart with her mum Suzannah for treatment. Having treatment in Hobart means Macy’s sister Matilda (far right) gets more time with family too.
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  • Research News

Thank you for helping Dr Wylie fight sarcoma relapse

01/09/2023
Tragically, sarcoma will return for one in three children even after surgery to remove the cancer - this high rate of relapse after treatment is a major cause of fatality. But with your kind support, Dr Ben Wylie and his team in Western Australia are developing a ground-breaking new treatment aiming to change that.
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  • Community

40 Years of City2Surf

02/08/2023
30 Years of The Kids’ Cancer Project inspiring 40 Years of City 2 Surf for one member of our community.
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  • Research News

New funding from Perpetual Trustees helping researchers predict childhood cancer

25/07/2023
A generous grant of $91,000 made by Perpetual Trustees to The Kids' Cancer Project will help to fund a pioneering research project aiming to identify the 'culprit' genes behind childhood cancer.
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  • News, Research News

30 Years of The Kids' Cancer Project

21/07/2023
30 Years of The Kids' Cancer Project
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  • News, Research News

The Kids’ Cancer Project ramps up collaboration and funding in vital sarcoma research

07/07/2023
July marks Sarcoma Awareness Month, a time when we shine a light on a cancer responsible for about 20% of childhood cancer diagnoses. Thanks to the ongoing commitment of our wonderful community, The Kids' Cancer Project is actively funding nine projects across Australia in order to develop better treatment options for those kids.
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Meet our Board: Tim Rose

28/06/2023
As The Kids’ Cancer Project continues to grow and commit more money to vital childhood cancer research, the role of our board is more important than ever. Here we get to know one of the board’s newest members, Tim Rose, and why he’s so passionate about making a difference to childhood cancer.
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  • Research News

Super-powered immune cells – using CAR-T cells to target brain tumours

06/06/2023
With a background in immunology, Dr Tessa Gargett is utilising her knowledge of the human immune system to tackle children’s cancer. Here, she explains how she’s maximising the potential of CAR-T cells to provide a treatment option specifically tailored to brain tumours.
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  • Research News

Combo Drug delivering a knockout blow to resistant glioma cancer cells

24/05/2023
Diffuse midline gliomas (DMG), including diffuse intrinsic pontine gliomas (DIPG), are the most lethal of childhood cancers primarily occurring in young children.
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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.

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.

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.

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.

Owen Finegan’s 2023 Highlights

19/12/2023
As we approach the holidays, come celebrate milestones and highlights with us!

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.

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.

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. 

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.

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.

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.

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.