The Brighten Their Days Project

Lifting the spirits of children in treatment

The majority of our project funding is directed at saving lives through clinical research. However, the warm beating heart of the Foundation lies within our psychosocial projects, which provide support for the psychological and emotional distress of children with cancer.

You can contribute towards the Foundation’s psychosocial projects by visiting our Brighten Their Days campaign page.

These projects cost the Foundation approximately $25,000 each month.

 

If you have ever found yourself lost within a song, totally immersed, you’ve experienced the essence of music therapy.

The Foundation has funded Music Therapy for childhood cancer patients since 2009, helping children with cancer to cope during stressful treatment by expressing their creativity through music and song.

If you have ever been absorbed by the painting or sculpting to express your most intimate feelings, you will understand the importance of art therapy.

The Foundation has funded Art Therapy services for childhood cancer patients (with assistance from The Pratt Foundation) since 2006, providing a space for children to process their feelings at a time when words alone are not enough.

If you treasure a piece of jewellery because of the experiences it represents, you will understand the significance of a child’s Beaded Journey.

The Foundation has funded The Beaded Journey since 2008. For every treatment, test, needle, surgery, and milestone (including outside of treatment), each child is given a unique, representative bead to add to a string. Over the treatment duration, it becomes a vivid representation of their progress and an inspiring testament to their resilience to share with loved ones, and reflect on themselves.

 


You can contribute towards the Foundation’s psychosocial projects by visiting our Brighten Their Days campaign page to pledge your support.

To learn more, watch our short Brighten Their Days video by clicking on the link below.

(Duration: 3:26mins)

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