For over thirty years the Children’s Leukaemia & Cancer Research Foundation (Inc.) has been raising funds for research into childhood cancers.


Australia has one of the highest incidences of childhood cancer worldwide. One in 500 Australian children will develop a cancer before 15 years of age – that’s 600 Australian children diagnosed every year. Childhood cancer is the single greatest cause of death from disease in Australian children, with three children losing their lives to cancer every week. In Australia, childhood cancer is second only to breast cancer in terms of the number of years of life lost by the disease.

The quest to find cures for childhood cancer is one of medicine’s greatest success stories. Fifty years ago only two percent of children with cancer survived. Medical research alone has improved overall survival rates to 80 percent. With childhood cancer still the leading cause of death from disease in Australian children, there is more work to be done. There are still particular childhood cancers – such as brain tumours and neuroblastoma – with survival rates as low as 50 percent.

CLCRF has a commitment to ensure this ground-breaking research continues so that the future generations will be the ones to live cancer free. The Foundation relies on the generous support of the community to continue its vital research, as we do not receive State or Federal funding.

Friends of Finlay Camp Out 2018
Join us on Saturday 27 October, 2018 for the fun and exciting Friends of Finlay Camp Out!
Saturday – 2:00 PMLathlain Park

Dance for A Cure 2018
Sunday – 12:00 AMForrest Place

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And we’re off!! The South West Bike Trek is underway

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South West Bike Trek: Eric Maddock speaks to 98five Sonshine FM

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Como resident Katelyn Lush to embark on 600km Southwest trek

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CLCRF Patron Justin Langer inspires West Coast Eagles to 4th Premiership with rousing speech

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Teddy’s Loving Bequest

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Katie Lush talks to 89.7fm about the South West Bike Trek

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Take Part in an Event

Take Part in an Event

One of the exciting ways you can get involved with helping kids with cancer is to participate in any of our events. We have some great ways for families to get involved.

Become a Volunteer

Become a Volunteer

Register today to become a volunteer for CLCRF and find out how you can help! It may be an hour of your time or a skill you can provide, we appreciate all who give of their time to help us.

Make a Donation

Make a Donation

By making a donation to CLCRF you will be vital in helping us continue to fund our valuable scientific research into childhood cancers.

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