Childhood Cancer Awareness Month

10-year-old Imani shaving head to support child cancer research

Imani Gruber, a passionate young supporter, is selflessly shaving her hair off to support the vital research into childhood cancers.

“I watched my Nan go through Cancer since I was born,” said 10-year-old Imani. “A family friend passed away from it. Kids should not go through that”.

Imani will be shaving her hair on Friday 18 March, and she has already smashed her fundraising goal of $2,000! As of right now, Imani has raised $2,648 through her Facebook Fundraiser page that her mother, Natasha, set up for her.

“I have wanted to shave my head for a long time now, when my Nan lost her hair.” Imani explained. “My mum told me when I was 10 I could do it. I just turned 10.”

We are so grateful for Imani’s generosity, choosing to support our Foundation through her selfless act. Thanks to her generous family and friends, we are excited to see this fundraising tally rise even more before her head shave next month!

“I feel kids need to live their life,” expressed Imani. “It’s tough for kids to have to go to hospital anytime – let alone maybe every day or week and be sick from the medication they are given to make them ‘better.’”

If you would like to support Imani’s fundraising, please consider donating towards her fundraising page. Every donation made will go a long way in helping future generations of children with cancer.

World Cancer Day 2022

Did you know that 10 million people die each year from cancer worldwide? That’s more than HIV/AIDs, malaria and tuberculosis combined. By 2030, experts project cancer deaths to rise to 13 million.

World Cancer Day takes place every 4 February and was created to promote research, prevent cancer, improve patient services, raise awareness and mobilise the global community to make progress against cancer.

This year’s World Cancer Day Theme is “Close the Care Gap.” This theme is all about understanding and recognising the inequities in cancer care around the globe. This is the year to question the status quo and help reduce stigma; to listen to the perspectives of the people living with cancer and their communities and let those lived experiences guide our thoughts and actions.

This World Cancer Day, we encourage you to get involved any way you can. Because together, we can create change. Here are some ways to get involved:

Social media

Show your family, friends, and networks that you’re getting behind World Cancer Day. You can update your social media pages with official World Cancer Day cover images, create your own custom social media post with your own personal message, or simply join the conversation using the #WorldCancerDay hashtag.

(Psst! We’d love to see your messages on social media too! Be sure to use the #CLCRF hashtag or tag our Facebook page.)

Spread the word

Write a blog story, record a video message, feature World Cancer Day on your website, an article in your newsletter, or reach out to a local journalist.

Use your voice

Start a conversation about cancer with your family, friends, colleagues, and networks. If you need help talking about the subject, the Union for International Cancer Control have put together a handy guide on how to talk about cancer.

Inform yourself and others

Find out more about cancer, how you can reduce your cancer risks, and the impact it has on people we love, our communities and the world.

Explore the key issues.

Give something

You can take action and show your support by making a donation towards childhood cancer research. By donating to CLCRF, you can help us in our commitment to ensure a future where children can live cancer-free.

Donate now.

Whoever you are – a cancer survivor, a co-worker, a carer, a friend, a leader, healthcare worker, teacher or student – you have the power to take action for a cancer free world.

Thank you for the past 40 days!

Our 40Kin40days campaign has come to an end. This initiative was created to commemorate the Foundation’s inception by spreading kindness in the community. We believe we did just that, thanks to your help!

A big thank you to every single person who decided to choose kindness during the past 40 days by donating to CLCRF. You have all helped us in our commitment to ensure we can continue funding the ground-breaking research to find better treatments for childhood cancers.

Our 40Kin40days would not have been possible without the incredible support of Springfree Trampoline. Springfree Trampoline not only helped us share our message of kindness to a wider audience, but they even generously donated a trampoline for us to give away to one of our lucky supporters.

The very lucky winner of the Springfree Jumbo Round Trampoline has been contacted by the Foundation. So, if you entered to win, be sure to check your email because it might just be you!

40Kin40days may be over, but that doesn’t mean you can’t continue spreading kindness. As we continue navigating through these unprecedented times, it’s time for our researchers to continue their important work, so that more children can live the long and fulfilling lives they deserve.

Make a donation towards childhood cancer research today.

Kerrin’s #WorldCancerDay Pledge

Today is World Cancer Day, an initiative that encourages everyone to speak out and stand up for a cancer-free future. It is also an important reminder that cancer can affect anyone, even children. CLCRF ambassador Kerrin Hampson is never one to shy away from speaking out about the gruelling disease, her son Marley was diagnosed with leukaemia over a decade ago and is still dealing with the side-effects to this day.

“What can I do?” asks Kerrin. “I can share Marley’s story. Increasing awareness that kids get cancer too is important. Those lucky enough to survive can be left with myriad side effects… or none. It’s a raffle no one wants to win. After 3-and-a-bit years of chemotherapy, Marley is now 7.5 years off treatment. Like many survivors, he will have appointment palooza next week. My wish is for kinder treatments so that others have a future filled with hope. The only way is up from here. I will raise funds for research and better outcomes.”

If you would like to learn more about Kerrin and Marley’s post-treatment story, you can revisit our latest appeal.

To support Kerrin and help us in our commitment to ensure more children can live long and fulfilling lives, make a donation towards childhood cancer research today.

A mother’s plea for childhood cancer awareness

September is Childhood Cancer Awareness Month, and no one knows more about the importance of raising awareness for the gruelling disease than the families who have been personally affected by it.

Kerrin Hampson is a mother that knows the struggles of childhood cancer all too well, with her son Marley being diagnosed with Acute Lymphoblastic Leukaemia when he was just 15 months old. Because of her family’s experience, Kerrin is now an ambassador for the Foundation and is passionate about raising awareness for the disease and the need to find better treatments.

“Raising awareness is like stacking dominoes and knocking them down. Each one hitting the next, hopefully gaining momentum,” said Kerrin. “I had lived an entire life without knowing a child who had cancer…and then Marley. I had zero awareness.”READ MORE

How you can raise awareness for childhood cancer this September

September is Childhood Cancer Awareness Month, a time to shine a spotlight on the gruelling disease and the need to improve diagnosis, treatment and outcomes.

More children die from cancer than any other disease in Australia. As we receive no government funding, we rely on the community to help us continue funding the scientific research that will help so many Australian families. Here are just some of the ways you can get involved and help us raise awareness for childhood cancer research this September…


Buy a gold ribbon or sunflower seeds

With gold being the international colour of childhood cancer awareness, you can help show your support by going gold! You can purchase a gold ribbon or sunflower seeds from our office at 3/100 Hay Street, Subiaco WA 6008.

A gold ribbon can be purchased with a gold coin donation or you can grab a packet of sunflower seeds, which includes a gold ribbon, for just $5.


Sell our merchandise

A great way to support childhood cancer research is by selling gold ribbons, sunflower seeds or other merchandise from CLCRF at your school, office or community group. If you want to learn more about what merchandise we have on offer or, if you would like us to post some out to you, send us an email today!


Include Childhood Cancer Awareness Month in your work newsletter

If your workplace sends out regular newsletters, we would love it if you considered including an article about Childhood Cancer Awareness Month this September. We are more than happy to help write this for you! Simply send us an email.


Share posts Childhood Cancer Awareness Month on your social media

Be sure to follow us on Facebook and Instagram, where we will be sharing relevant information about childhood cancer all throughout September and beyond. You can help us get the message out by sharing our posts to your friends and family.

We have also created some Facebook Profile Picture Frames you can use to help us spread the word!


Create your own fundraising event

If it is safe to do so where you live, why don’t you host your own fundraising event this September? Some potential fundraising ideas include a morning tea at your workplace, a quiz night, sausage sizzle or a high tea. Please contact us with your fundraising ideas so we can help you in any way we can! Simply send us an email or call our office on (08) 9363 7400.


Share your story about childhood cancer!

Sharing your own story about your experience with childhood cancer is a powerful way to raise awareness. Your story can help in many ways. Not only will it help educate people not affected by childhood cancer, it will also help other families know that they are not alone.

If you decided to share your story on social media, we would love to hear it! Make sure you tag our Facebook page or use the #CLCRF hashtag.

We hope you will consider helping us raise awareness for childhood cancer research during the month of September. Your support is so vital for us to continue our important work, to ensure more children can go on to live the lives they deserve.

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