Annual Report

The Children’s Cancer Foundation's 2017/18 Annual Report is now available.

In 2017/18, we are proud to have distributed more than $2.4 million to 25 projects supporting Australian children with cancer.

In addition, together with our charity partners we have committed more than $8.6 million to 29 projects through to 2024. This includes $1.3 million for a series of neuroblastoma clinical trials for children across Australia and linked translational studies for high-risk neuroblastoma.

Other achievements this year include:

  • Raised $2.52 million at The Million Dollar Lunch 2018, breaking all records, with event costs absorbing just 5%, resulting in a net return of $2.4 million;
  • Launched the Children’s Cancer Foundation Research Laboratory at the Hudson Institute of Medical Research, where the Foundation is funding a major program of clinical research;
  • Awarded the inaugural Children’s Cancer Foundation Clinical Research Fellowship valued at $1.37 million to Dr Seong Lin Khaw, leveraging $629,000 of Foundation funding against $741,000 contributed by the Victorian Cancer Agency and Murdoch Children’s Research Institute;
  • Supported the national Zero Childhood Cancer program by funding patient RNA sequencing across all participating sites and a national clinical trial coordinator;
  • Launched a PhD Scholars program, co-funded with the Hudson Institute of Medical Research, with the first of three candidates, Claire Shi, commencing in June 2018.

Download our 2017/18 Annual Report to learn more.

Thank you to the many individuals, organisations, communities, volunteers and families who supported the Children's Cancer Foundation in 2017/18.

Caleb at Monash Children's Hospital