Meet the brave kids taking part in 86K for a Cure!
Every month in Australia, 86 kids are diagnosed with cancer, and sadly, 12 of these children won't survive. And for those who survive, life is never the same again. Not only do they deal with the ever-present threat of the cancer returning, they also face the prospect of serious long-term health problems caused by the very treatment that saved their life.
Ivy, Molly, and Jack will be conquering 86km with YOU to help other children diagnosed with cancer.
Register your interest for 86K for a Cure now to show your support for these brave kids, and help end childhood cancer once and for all.
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When Ivy was just 3 years old, she was diagnosed with acute lymphoblastic leukaemia.
The doctors told her mum, Nicole, that Ivy was one of the worst they had seen, and she started treatment right away.
“If we’d waited another 48 hours, she would not be here today,” says Nicole.
Thanks to her amazing doctors, family, and critical childhood cancer research, Ivy survived and has now been in remission since 2018.
This March, Ivy will be walking 86km with you, to help find better treatments so that other children with the same disease can survive like she did.
Read Ivy's full story
When Jack was 9, he was diagnosed with an inoperable brain tumour and was given months to live.
With no other treatment options, Jack was enrolled onto our ‘Zero Childhood Cancer Program’, a clinical trial at Children’s Cancer Institute.
The trial was a huge success. Within just a few days of the new treatment, Jack was sitting up in bed. Six weeks later, he was playing tennis and riding his bike!
“It was incredible. In a matter of days, Jack was transformed back to himself." - Viv, Jack's mum
This March, Jack is conquering 86K for a Cure, so that our researchers can continue saving the lives of other children like him.
Molly's sister, Phoebe tragically passed away when she was just seven months old, after being diagnosed with grade 4 glioblastoma, an aggressive brain cancer.
Molly was born one year after Phoebe’s passing, and as soon as she was old enough to understand that she’d had a sister, Molly felt a great sense of loss.
“Although I never met her, I love her very much." - Molly
‘We had days when Molly would cry and say, ‘I wish I could die so I could meet Phoebe.’ - Angela, Molly and Phoebe’s mum
Molly is running 258km this March in honour of Phoebe's legacy, to help find a cure so that no child has to lose their sibling.