This year is a very special one for the Foundation, as it marks our 40th year of raising funds and awareness for childhood cancer research! Upon reaching this milestone, we reflect on our past achievements and look forward to continuing to make a difference in the lives of children and families facing a cancer diagnosis.
Over the past 40 years, we have raised a substantial amount of funds for important research projects at the Telethon Kids Institute which has assisted children in WA, nationwide, and internationally. One of our biggest achievements would have to be funding the first cancer cell bank, which has contributed to positive outcomes for a number of families.
We are so proud of the ground-breaking work we have helped to fund over the years and have been thrilled to see survival rates increase as a result. It was recorded that only 20 per cent of children with cancer survived 50 years ago, which has since improved to 80 per cent for some forms of cancer.
There is still however a lot more work to be done and we are committed to ensuring this research can continue so that future generations can live cancer free.
As we do not receive any government funding, our biggest goal going into this milestone year is to grow our support base. CLCRF relies significantly on the generosity of our community and there are so many ways, big and small, to help us to continue to make a difference.
We have a lot of exciting plans in store for our supporters this year and we encourage you to keep an eye on our socials to stay across all of our upcoming opportunities and events. To stay in the know, you can like us on Facebook, follow us on Instagram, and sign up to our email newsletter.
We would like to sincerely thank everyone who has supported us over the past 40 years, the Foundation would not be where it is today without your support! A special thanks goes to our members who have been critical to the ongoing success of the Foundation. Not a member yet? Become one today!