Child Cancer Research Fundraising
Join us on Sunday 8 November at 11am as we Dance for A Cure!
Hundreds of families from across Perth will come together in Forrest Place in the City of Perth to perform a choreographed dance to help raise awareness for the Children’s Leukaemia & Cancer Research Foundation (CLCRF).
This year’s event will be opened by the recently appointed CLCRF ambassador the Right Honourable Lord Mayor Lisa M. Scaffidi and attended by long-term CLCRF Patron Justin Langer, who will be available to sign t-shirts for the general public. The event will raise much-needed funds for the CLCRF to continue their valued research into childhood cancer.
Lauchlan Bain, an independent Perth choreographer, has taken on the challenge of choreographing the 2015 event, creating all of the dance moves for the general public. This year we are lucky enough to be dancing to Geronimo by Australian band, Sheppard, who are very supportive of this event and have licenced the song to CLCRF for this special occasion. A filmed version of the choreography can be found on the Dance for A Cure website for you to learn before the big day. Find out more…
Join WA Kids to Kick 4 Cancer
On Sunday 13 September, children across Western Australia will be participating in the Western Australian Karate Federation’s inaugural Kick4Cancer fundraising event to support the Children’s Leukaemia & Cancer Research Foundation (CLCRF). The event is an opportunity for families to combine fitness and fun to raise vital funds for the ongoing research into childhood cancer.
Members of the general public are strongly encouraged to register via the website:
This event will be occurring simultaneously in two separate locations throughout Western Australia, including:
- Perth – The Herb Graham Recreation Centre, Main Stadium, 38 Ashbury Crescent, Mirrabooka WA. Sessions will run at 10am, 11:30am, 1pm and 2:30pm. There will also be a sausage sizzle at this location.
- Busselton – Church Hill Park Hall, Adelaide Street. Sessions for this location will run at 10am and 11:30am.
The event, created by the WA Karate Federation, is the first of its kind and will be proudly supported by the West Australian Police Pipe Band, dog squad and mounted police, who will open the event.
This exciting and innovative fundraising event is not limited to only registered members from AKF Karate clubs across WA, instead it encourages all young participants to come and be active, involved and aware of this worthy cause. Children all across WA aged 4 – 16 years can raise money for CLCRF by being sponsored to perform karate style kicks for a specified length of time or by the number of kicks achieved. Find out more about this event…
Congratulations to our Raffle 36 Prize Winner
Thank you to everyone who bought tickets in this campaign. Your continued support is vital to our research into childhood cancers. Our next raffle will be starting again soon.
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Child Cancer Research Donations & Fundraising Options
Thankyou for supporting research into child cancer and Children’s Leukaemia!
Research facilities funded by community support
Resarch undertaken in the Research Laboratory and clinical services provided by the Hospital are essential for the maintenance of the high standard of patient care that these sick children need. Only in this way is it possible to apply new discoveries from research to the continual upgrading of leukaemia and cancer treatment. The ongoing improvements in treatment benefits child cancer treatment both in Australia and worldwide.
Your Fundraising and Donation Options
The Foundation relies on the generous support of the West Australian community to continue this research, as we do not receive State or Federal funding. One way you can support our vital research into child cancer is to make a donation. Your donations and other fundraising efforts enable the ongoing progress and development of more effective treatments for child cancer.
Read about the other ways you can help HERE.
CONGRATULATIONS to our Chairman, Geoff Cattach
WA finalist for the 2014 Senior Australian of the Year.
For his outstanding contribution as an advocate and fundraiser for research into childhood cancer.
Best wishes Geoff, you are a Champion in our eyes!
The Foundation relies on the generous support of the West Australian community to continue this research, as we do not receive State or Federal funding. Read More
The creation of the Children’s Leukaemia & Cancer Research Foundation (Inc) was inspired by 9 year old Jennifer Harper, who was diagnosed with leukaemia in 1977. When her father, Peter Harper, discovered that there was no research into children’s leukaemia being done in WA, he set out to raise funds for this purpose.
Together with other parents of children with cancer and with the support of Princess Margaret Hospital for Children, the Children’s Leukaemia & Cancer Research Foundation (Inc) was formed. Read More
Child Cancer Leukaemia Research
Our Research Laboratory was essential to the establishment of the Bone Marrow Transplantation Program at PMH, greatly improving childhood leukaemia survival rates in WA.The important part research has played since 1983 is to identify over 50 different types of childhood leukaemia and cancer and through collaboration with the clinicians, specific treatment have been established. Read More
Cancer Research Funding
The Children’s Leukaemia & Cancer Research Foundation (Inc) supports Associate Professor Ursula Kees, our Principal Research Fellow, Ms Jette Ford, Research Officer, a Laboratory Assistant, provides financial assistance to a Ph.D. Scholarship, laboratory consumables, maintenance and equipment for the Research Laboratory. Without this support the laboratory could not continue its life-saving research.