The Kids Cancer Centre (KCC) is supported by many generous community, corporate and family groups. The work the Centre undertakes would not be possible without the dedication of these groups. Below are some of our major sponsors:
Kids with Cancer Foundation
Kids with Cancer Foundation raises funds through the sale of $2 raffle tickets in shopping centres all over NSW with the aim of providing funding for childhood cancer sufferers and their families.
The Foundation is one of our largest sponsors, and holds the naming rights to the Day Cancer Ward at Sydney Children’s Hospital. Their support has also funded the opening of the Sydney Cord and Marrow Transplant Facility, renovations to the Day Cancer Ward, funding for social workers, pharmacists and research initiatives. Kids With Cancer Foundation recently dug extra deep for another generous donation to support the Refurbishment of the Kids Cancer Centre - Research Facility.
To date, Kids with Cancer Foundation have raised over $6 million. Thank you Kids with Cancer Foundation!
NSW Coles staff have supported the Kids Cancer Centre since 2001 and during that time have raised more than $2.3 million, helping improve the lives of children with cancer.
The money raised is a result of the support from the dedicated staff at each Coles store holding various fundraising events including raffle draws and displaying donation tins on Coles’ counters.
Steven Walter Children’s Cancer Foundation
The Steven Walter Children’s Cancer Foundation (SWCCF) is a long standing partner of Sydney Children’s Hospital Foundation and provides funding for vital cancer research into a cure for childhood cancer.
The SWCCF has donated more than $1 million and supports the Kids Cancer Centre Fellowship and clinical research programs.
Steven Walter was a patient of SCH many years ago who unfortunately passed away from cancer. Steve received wonderful support from the amazing team at SCH during the eight years he was a patient.
Tour de Cure
Tour de Cure is a cycling charity that raises awareness of cancer through cancer awareness programs and raises funds to help cure cancer.
From the funds raised Tour de Cure funds research, support and prevention projects including a current research project at SCH ‘Using Molecular detection of minimal residual disease (MRD) to improve outcomes for children’.
Australian Lions Childhood Cancer Research Foundation
Australian Lions Childhood Cancer Research Foundation (ALCCRF) is a charitable foundation set up by Lions Australia in 2009 to focus on raising money for childhood cancer research aimed at achieving 100% survival for kids with cancer.
The ALCCRF has contributed more than $300,000 to the Hospital, and support vital research into neuroblastoma treatments.
The Turnbull Family
The Turnbull Family has supported the Kids Cancer Centre for more than 18 years and has raised more than $1 million in support of many areas of the Hospital including: Gastroenterology, Palliative Care, Mental Health, Endocrinology and currently hold the naming rights for the overnight oncology ward in the Kids Cancer Centre.
Rally for Recovery
Rally for Recovery raises vital funds for the Kids Cancer Centre through garage sales on the South Coast of NSW. They have been supporters for more than 10 years and donate their time voluntarily and spend their weekends sourcing goods to sell in support of children with cancer.
King & Wood Mallesons
King & Wood Mallesons is one of SCHF’s most generous workplace giving partners. They provide support through attending the annual Gold Dinner and other Gold activities. Their support over the years has touched many areas of the Hospital, with their recent donations being specified to the Kids Cancer Centre.
The Cass Brothers have held a Christmas fundraiser for the Kids Cancer Centre for ten years and raised more than $60,000. The funds raised are put towards purchasing vital equipment needed for the Kids Cancer Centre.
Fundraising for Brain Tumour Research
In memory of their daughter, Gabrielle, the Botfield family has supported the Kids Cancer Centre through fundraising. They have held movie nights and participated in Tamworth’s Relay for Life. The Botfield family has raised more than $11,000 and want to assist in finding a cure for children with brain tumours.
The Schall family first held a Georgia Rocks fundraising event in 2011 and have since continued their fundraising for the Kids Cancer Centre.
In 2011, through their fundraising efforts, the Schall family purchased new parent sleeper beds for the overnight oncology ward in the Kids Cancer Centre. They have raised more than $90,000 and are aiming to continue to fundraise with the aim of replacing all the parent sleeper beds across the entire Hospital.
In memory of Erin Curtis, her family hold the Naasstock festival on their property in Canberra to raise money for the Kids Cancer Centre. The inaugural event in 2011 raised $25,000 and more than 500 people attended. In May this year, Naasstock was held for the second time - 19 kegs of beer were drunk, 90kgs of beef and about 600 rolls were consumed, sausages were sizzled - and to top if all off, $41,300 was raised!!