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

You can help researchers do better for kids with leukaemia like Roxy

In just five hours, four-year-old Roxy went from a routine visit to the dentist to being diagnosed with acute lymphoblastic leukaemia (ALL). 18 months on, and with Roxy on the road to recovery, mum Bec tells their story and just how important your gifts are in helping other kids like Roxy.
  • Families

Harper’s journey

In March 2021, when she learned her beloved daughter had a life-threatening brain tumour, a mum made it her mission to raise the profile of childhood cancer.

Sammy's story

A promise of reduced chance of relapse sends a family to the USA amid the pandemic.
  • Community

Get active and raise funds!

Looking for a great way to stay active, and make a difference? You can be a community champion by fundraising with The Kids' Cancer Project. We've got some great outdoor events on offer, so read on to find the challenge event that suits you!
  • Beary Happy Stories

Delivering comfort to those who need it most

Over the past five years, Smartways Logistics have been quietly delivering joy and happiness to kids at 33 hospitals across the eastern seaboard.
  • Families, Research News

Diamond netballer and osteosarcoma survivor socking it to sarcoma

Two driven young women have raised over $200,000 to support pioneering Australian research into childhood cancer.
  • Community, Families

A life saved by science

Orlando beat the odds thanks to a clinical trial of a new treatment.
  • Families

Clinical trials can be lifesaving – and you’re helping make them possible

At just three weeks old, Toby was diagnosed with a rare form of cancer called infantile fibrosarcoma.
  • Research News

Moving one step closer to all children surviving cancer

The Zero Childhood Cancer Program (ZERO), which has been supported by The Kids’ Cancer Project since 2015, is being expanded to all Australian's aged 0 to 18 years with any type of cancer.
  • Families

Baxter’s story: The continuing journey

After beating leukaemia as a baby, Baxter and his family are still navigating the ongoing effects of his gruelling cancer treatment as he prepares for a new challenge.
  • Beary Happy Stories

Dino and friends: more than just cuddly bears

At just five years old, Mariette's daughter Milan was diagnosed with a rare type of kidney cancer known as Wilms' tumour.
  • Community, News

Say K'day!

K’day is a special day to bring workplaces, schools, families and communities together to have fun, reconnect and most importantly, raise awareness and funds.
  • Community, Future Cure Case Study, News

Super Sentis – Brisbane Company Takes on Write a Book in a Day Challenge

A huge thank you to the wonderful team at Sentis for taking part in the challenge, and of course for raising $900 to help support research into more effective treatments for childhood cancer.
  • Research News

World first guidelines created

The study which developed the revolutionary clinical guidelines was co-funded by The Kids' Cancer Project, led by researchers from the Murdoch Children's Research Institute, and endorsed by the Australian and New Zealand Children's Oncology Group.

Home is where the heart is

When a child is diagnosed with cancer, their entire family suffers. Here we meet a Hobart family who have been through a seven-year medical odyssey.
  • Community, News

Owen Finegan’s Christmas Message 2022

Over the twelve days leading up to Christmas, we will be celebrating some of our incredible community and partners, by looking at the impact they are helping us make on childhood cancer.
  • Families

Millie and her life-saving sisters

When a cancer battle meant young Millie was down and almost out, her brave sisters stepped in to bring her back from the brink.
  • Beary Happy Stories

The bear that shows people care

In hospital with her seriously ill three-month-old son, one mum was given a comforting sense of support from, of all places, a teddy bear.
  • Community, News

Case study | Serco Facilities Management

Serco Facilities Management (formerly Facilities First Australia) have partnered with The Kids’ Cancer Project since 2018 providing incredible support throughout various fundraising initiatives most notably, the annual national Write A Book In A Day competition.
  • Families

“You really can make a difference”

For a parent watching their brave child go through the kids’ cancer experience, the journey is almost unimaginable. Fortunately, there’s plenty that other families can do to lighten that load.
  • News, Research News

Australia Has Voted. What’s next for Brain Cancer?

The Kids’ Cancer Project is looking forward to collaborating with the new Minister for Health, the Hon. Mark Butler MP.
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The Bloody Long Day 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.

Tommy’s special bear

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.

Christmas for a cure

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.

2023 Fellowship successful applicants

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.

Thank you for helping Dr Wylie fight sarcoma relapse

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.

Your Cancer Project newsletter - Spring edition

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

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

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

You helped give Macy the best treatment closer to home

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.

40 Years of City2Surf

30 Years of The Kids’ Cancer Project inspiring 40 Years of City 2 Surf for one member of our community.

New funding from Perpetual Trustees helping researchers predict childhood cancer

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.

30 Years of The Kids' Cancer Project

30 Years of The Kids' Cancer Project

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

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.

Meet our Board: Tim Rose

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.

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

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.

The cuddly super sidekicks giving courage to kids with cancer

Bec’s daughter Roxy was diagnosed with acute lymphoblastic leukaemia (ALL) when she was a four-year-old, and overnight, the family’s outdoorsy life quickly shifted to one of relentless appointments. But, thanks to supporters like you, Roxy got a new cuddly sidekick to help keep her smiling throughout her treatment.