About Children’s Cancer
Every month there are 86 children diagnosed with cancer in Australia and each month 12 of them will die of cancer. Of those who do survive, two-thirds will have long term treatment side effects. Children’s Cancer Institute exists solely to put an end to childhood cancer through research. We don't just hope to do it. We will do it. With supporters like you raising vital funds to support our research for kids like..
Carys was a bright and active little girl, happy to try anything. But she very nearly didn’t make it to 7 years of age.
She was diagnosed with leukaemia and her and her entire families lives were turned upside down.
"We’re extremely lucky that all the research that’s been funded by people to date means that Carys got better". - Laura, Carys Mum
Nixon was born with a tumour the size of a fist on his head. Barely one week old, he underwent a five-hour operation to biopsy the tumour.
An agonising week went by before his parents Brodie and Nick received the devastating news that their baby boy had cancer. It was an extremely rare and aggressive tumour. Nixon needed to start chemotherapy straight away.
Nixon is doing well now, but he’s not out of the woods yet. The truth is, if Nixon relapses, his chances of survival significantly decrease. That’s why our research, and your help, are so vital.
Life was great for the Isedale family. They were always going away on little holidays down in Nowra, fishing, swimming and laughing.
Until that horrible day when Mackenzie was diagnosed with Acute Lymphoblastic Leukaemia.
"Their laughter will make your heart melt. Their strength will make a grown person cry. If you ever see a child fight cancer, it will change your life forever". - Erin, Mackenzie’s mum
Where the money goes
Research & scientific activities to help cure childhood cancer
In 2019, 79 cents of every dollar spent within the institute was spent directly on dedicated research to help cure childhood cancer.
Fundraising activities to generate donations and increase funding
Core support services and infrastructure cost, vital to keep the institute running