Donate Your Age.

Not everyone gets to live as long as you have. Show your appreciation by donating $1 for every year of life you have been lucky enough to live, and help children beat cancer.


Most people take getting old for granted.
At Children’s Cancer Institute we do not.
Sadly, 3 children die from cancer every week in Australia.
These kids don’t get to experience growing old, or even growing up.

Please show your appreciation for every year of life you’ve been lucky enough to live, by Donating Your Age.

Donate Your Age is not just about giving, it’s about gratitude.
And it's about helping our research team find a cure for every child with cancer, so that they get the chance to grow up, and grow older, like you have.

I am
years old
and I'm donating


to help children beat cancer and get the chance to grow up, and grow older, like I have.
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If you would like to donate more,
please select one of the below.

Will enable our researchers to grow a brain cancer sample in the lab for two months, so we can test new therapies.
Will allow us to test a single drug on a cell line of brain cancer, to see how the cells respond and if the drug has the potential to be used as a treatment.
Will provide 3 months of antibody to detect abnormal proteins in cancer cells which may drive aggressive growth of the tumour.
Will allow us to do functional genomic analysis of brain cancer cells, to try to understand their biology and how the cells behave.

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“Your support means so much to us. It will give us the opportunity to test as many potential therapies as possible in our models of aggressive brain tumours like the one Peta had. We hope to then take these new therapies to the clinic to provide hope for children with these devastating cancers.”

- Dr Maria Tsoli
Senior Scientist, Brain Tumours Group

Where the money goes.

84% Research & scientific activities to help cure childhood cancer.

Last year, 84 cents of every dollar spent within the institute was spent directly on dedicated research to help cure childhood cancer.

10% Fundraising activities to generate donations and increase funding.

6% Core support services and infrastructure cost, vital to keep the institute running.

Peta loved school and athletics. She loved her friends and her family, and she loved her dog Tildy. She hoped one day she would become a vet. Peta’s life was full of possibilities.

But at just nine Peta was diagnosed with an aggressive brain tumour. She endured months of devastating treatment and there was hope she would get through. But when she relapsed six months later, there was nothing that could be done.

Donate today and help stop children like Peta dying from cancer.

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A big thank you to everyone
that donated their age.

Kaye Cooper

Love and hugs to all the children who are battling at the moment. xox

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Havana Shawn

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abbie macmillan

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Gimhan Perera

Hello! Back in 2021 I was lucky enough to undergo a internship with CCIA. Recently one of my family members had a cancer but are currently on a good recovery path and it reminded me of how grateful I am to the CCIA for everything they've done for me and the world at large!

1d ago

Jilly Pascoe

Such a worthy cause. Sending love to all those dealing with this experience. My heart is with you.

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Isabelle Cook

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Sally Harding

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All the best !!! 🫶🏻

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