Climb for a Smile cancelled

Whilst we didn’t organise this event it is with deep sadness to hear that Rotary WA’s Climb for a Smile has been cancelled.

If you have any questions regarding refunds please contact Rob Bunning from Rotary WA Crawley on There will be an eNews sent out to all participants who registered on behalf of Children’s Leukaemia & Cancer Research Foundation Inc. and those who donated to us soon.

Due to lower than forecast registrations, event organisers have cancelled the event.

Climb for a Smile was to see participants climb 50 floors (that’s 1,042 steps) of Brookfield’s 108 St George’s Terrace on Sunday 10 September to help raise vital funds for charities: The Children’s Leukaemia & Cancer Research Foundation (Inc.), Interplast and End Polio Now.

Organisers, the Rotary Club of Crawley, will be issuing refunds to everyone who registered to participate via the MyCause registration system.

“We would like to thank everyone who has pledged their support for this event and apologise for any inconvenience that they may experience as a result of the event being cancelled”, said Jaap Poll, President of Rotary Crawley.

“However, due to the lower than expected registration rate the event has been cancelled for financial reasons.

We also want to apologise to the charities who were to benefit from the proceeds raised at this event. As Rotarians we remain committed to serving the community and encourage the people of Perth to provide their continued support for The Children’s Leukaemia & Cancer Research Foundation (Inc.), Interplast and End Polio Now.”


Climb for a Smile to Support Children with Cancer!

This event has unfortunately been canceled.

Climb for a Smile with hundreds of people on Sunday 10 September! Participants will walk or run up 50 floors (that’s 1,042 steps) of Brookfield’s 108 St George’s Terrace to raise funds for children’s charities including Children’s Leukaemia & Cancer Research Foundation (Inc.).

Hosted by Rotary WA, Climb for a Smile kicks off from 7:30am on Sunday 10 September. Corporate professionals through to school students will be walking or running up 50 floors to raise money for the charities. The climb will only take 10 minutes up to one hour depending on your fitness level. Register now!

One of the climbers on the day will be Mark Daniels, a 24-year-old Through Knee Amputee currently serving in the Royal Australian Navy, who will be going up the stairs with a prosthetic leg. After a near fatal motorbike crash in December 2015 where he lost his leg, Mark now dedicates himself to keeping fit and motivating others by using his story to inspire and educate. Mark explains why he wants to participate.

“These kids are facing something that most of us couldn’t even comprehend as adults let alone as a child. I want to show them that their disabilities don’t limit their abilities at all, when life throws you a curve ball you’ve got to hit back as hard as you can. They’ve been given the short straw and it’s going to be a huge journey but as long as they keep pushing, then they will reach the top.”

Here’s your chance to raise vital funds for cancer research for CLCRF in an active, fun event. Head over to and register yourself or your team and raise funds for CLCRF. If you have a team of greater than four, email Rob Bunning.

Podcast: Mark Daniels on 6PR – Monday 14 August – 1:45pm

Podcast: Mark Daniels on 98five with Jeziel on Drive – Friday 18 August – 4:20pm

Podcast: Mark Daniels on 6IX – Wednesday 23 August – 7:20am


Sowing the Seeds for Childhood Cancer Awareness

Spring is nearly here and September is Childhood Cancer Awareness Month.

The Children’s Leukaemia and Cancer Research Foundation (Inc.) is raising awareness for childhood cancer by selling sachets of Sunflower Seeds. Each sachet contains 45 seeds and comes with a Gold Awareness Ribbon. Order your sachets of seeds for $5 each now!

Throughout September, you can help CLCRF raise awareness for this disease, that affects roughly 600 children around Australia each year, by purchasing sachets of seeds.  You may even want to purchase sachets to sell to your family, friends, schools or clubs.

Sunflowers are easy to grow.  Simply bury the seeds 30cm apart and 5mm deep in a sunny but sheltered position and keep moist.  Beautiful golden Sunflowers will bloom skywards and grow to a height of up to four metres (average about 1.8M).

Did you know that Sunflowers track the sun throughout the day?

Raise awareness of childhood cancer for spring. Order your Sunflower Seeds today by calling the office on (08) 9363 7400 or email

Thanks to Mr Fothergill’s for their support of CLCRF and Childhood Cancer Awareness Month!



Run in City to Surf and Raise Money for Children’s Cancer Research!

This year, the Perth City to Surf for Activ will be on Sunday 27 August starting in Perth City and finishing at City Beach overlooking the Indian Ocean.

Including a marathon, half marathon, 12km run, 12km walk, 4km run and walk as well as a 4km wheelchair, the Perth City to Surf for Activ provides a great chance for people from all walks of life and different levels of fitness to raise funds for charities including the Children’s Leukaemia & Cancer Research Foundation (Inc.).

Sign up to run the City to Surf and be sponsored to raise money for CLCRF through our Everyday Hero Hub. Go to and start your fundraising page so that you can be sponsored to run and raise money for CLCRF!


Lawyers Fundraising for Children’s Cancer in Pub2Pub

O’Brien Connors & Kennett Lawyers (OCK Lawyers) are raising money for the Children’s Leukaemia & Cancer Research Foundation (Inc.) through the Pub2Pub Charity Fun Run & Festival in Sydney — which takes place on Sunday 27 August. Sponsor them.

Paige Day of O’Brien Connors & Kennett Lawyers explains why they are raising money for CLCRF this year.

“We chose to support the CLCRF because every child deserves a childhood full of happiness and laughter,” said Paige.

“The CLCRF plays an integral part in the treatment of children with cancer and we hope that our donation will assist their research better and provide a cure! If we can encourage at least one person to donate we know that this will make a huge difference.”

There are three course options catering to serious runners through to families: 13km, 6km and 3km. This is Sydney’s most scenic fun run, taking in many of the spectacularly beautiful Northern Beaches. A Family Festival is held at the Newport Beach finish line with live music, a licensed bar area, international food options and plenty of fun rides and games for the kids.

If you would like to register to run and be sponsored to raise vital funds for cancer research for the CLCRF, just go to and start a fundraising page. For those who would prefer to give to the CLCRF rather than run, then you can sponsor OCK Lawyers.


Ladybird CLCRF Mascot Dance-off at the Freo Dockers’ Game

Fremantle’s round 20 clash with Gold Coast on Saturday 5 August at Domain Stadium focused on several community organisations that are part of the Associate Friends of the Fremantle Dockers Foundation.

Children’s Leukaemia & Cancer Research Foundation (Inc.) was featured at the game and is one of the organisations proudly supported by the Fremantle Dockers Foundation this year. It was Fremantle’s second last game ever at Domain Stadium and they were victorious against the Gold Coast Suns, winning 90-67.

A pre-game and half-time mascot dance-off took place where Kiara Galipo, daughter of Jonelle Carlsson, whose family have been key long-time supporters and regular volunteers of CLCRF, wore an amazing red ladybird mascot to proudly represent the CLCRF in front of 40,000 spectators in the stadium.

Kiara made the costume herself within a week and explained why she decided to represent the Foundation. “I love making people smile with my costumes, so representing CLCRF was a great opportunity to support the kids! It’s the first time I’ve been to a live game and the atmosphere is great, not to mention the Dockers won!”

Sadly, Kiara’s father, Tony Galipo, who was a massive Fremantle Dockers fan, lost his fight to pancreatic cancer a few months earlier. Jonelle’s son, Jayden, was very excited to be at his first football game.

The game was a time for the family to show their tremendous support for the CLCRF, remember Tony, and celebrate his life together as a family. Thank you to Jonelle Carlsson and her family for their amazing ongoing support of the Foundation.


We need your email address

How important is your email address to us? The answer to that is “Very Important”.

With your email we can contact you quickly and cost effectively while saving on paper. This allows us to keep you up-to-date with events and offers from the Foundation as they occur.

If you think you haven’t yet supplied us with your email address, please contact the office so we can update our records. After all, we would hate for you to miss out on something fabulous while supporting our great cause.

Thank you!


2017 South West bike trek

The ride kicks off:

Day 1 – Monday 9 October Mandurah to Pinjarra (Fairbridge)
Day 2 – Tuesday 10 October Pinjarra (Fairbridge) to Harvey
Day 3 – Wednesday 11 October Harvey to Bunbury
Day 4 – Thursday 12 October Bunbury to Busselton
Day 5 – Friday 13 October Busselton to Margaret River
Day 6 – Saturday 14 October Margaret River to Augusta


Costs: There is a daily cost of $25 per day which covers most meals, accommodation, fuel etc. This is a total of $150 if you wish to participate in the entire Trek.

Sponsorship: The sponsorship minimum that is required but not limited to is $300 if you wish to take part in the entire Trek or $100 for one section or day.

Riding Options: You do not have to participate in the entire ride to take part in this Trek. You are able to arrange to ride certain days and legs to suit you.

Criteria: For the safety and benefit of all participants riders are expected to be able to maintain a speed of at least 20 kilometers per hour for a reasonable period. Each segment of the Trek is 25 to 30 km. Each day is approximately an 80 km ride.

You must have a reasonable level of fitness and maintain a pace of at least 20km per hour. There is a minimum age of 18 years unless a parent or guardian signs a disclosure for you to be able to participate in this fundraiser.

What you need: Road worthy bike, helmet, water bottle, sleeping bag, pillow, toiletries, towel, riding clothes, casual clothes and pyjamas. We have escort cars and a trailer which your belongings can travel in but please pack sparingly. It is also recommended to bring a spare tube or tyre for your bike in case of a puncture.

For more details, please contact Eric Maddock on 0433 905 703 or email


Kununurra cakes lead to cash for the foundation

There was no shortage of cupcakes in Kununurra when Taylor, Jack and Amira decided to turn their home into a patisserie to support CLCRF. They wanted to make and sell as many cupcakes as possible to raise funds to help other kids.

They cooked up a storm, making more than 750 cupcakes. Boxes were piled high across the dining table and a long production line commenced to pipe delicious icing and decorative delights to top off the yummy cakes.

Their truly amazing efforts raised $2,000. With their cupcakes’ popularity, could this be a future career path for these young chefs?

Thank you to Taylor, Jack and Amira, and mum, Cherise, for sharing this story and photos.


HBF Run for a Reason 2017

Congratulations to ALL the individuals and teams that participated in the 2017 HBF Run For A Reason held on Sunday 28 May! In total $1,181,361 was raised for WA charities through the Run, of which over $3,746 was raised for CLCRF.

There was a record turnout of 35,000 people who braved the cold to take part in the Run. As the first batch of runners stood behind the start line at 6.45am it was only a chilling 5 degrees Celsius. A big thank you and well done to the individuals and teams who ran on behalf of CLCRF!

Teams: Friends of Finlay, Magellan Power. Statewide Bearings and Team Kai.

Individuals: Ashley Damerell, Casey Walters, Roya Ansari Ian ‘Seb’ Cole, Kat Newton, Shana-Kura Derench and Taryn Carslake.

Next Run Event

This year’s Chevron City2Surf which will be held on Sunday 27th August is the next fun run. It’s not too late to register, you can sign up today and support Child Cancer Research.

Visit to get started.

Contact Kate in the office on 9363 7400 if you would like a KTFA Motive to Move Singlet to run in.