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Fun filled family night out supporting children’s cancer research

Radio Interview: 98.5 SonshineFM – Friday 30 August 2019

Event organiser for the Children’s Leukaemia & Cancer Research Foundation, Kylie Dalton joined Bec in the studio to invite us all to a big family night out!

Sweet sounds take centre stage at the Children’s Leukaemia & Cancer Research Foundation’s (CLCRF) big family event of the year.

The annual CLCRF Family Night Out features the exceptional Perth Symphony Orchestra (PSO) performing two sets of their family favourites. At Gloucester Park on Saturday, November 9,

Kids get free entry while adult tickets are $45. Proceeds from Family Night Out support the outstanding work of the CLCRF, which raises funds for research into childhood cancers.

As well as hearing the world-class PSO perform, families can revel in the festive spirit while supporting a worthwhile cause. They can bring their own picnic (no BYO alcohol) or enjoy a meal from a variety of food trucks on site. Fun children’s activities include face painting, bubbles, cuddly animal farm, bouncy castles and more!

The PSO’s song list includes all-time favourites from shows Frozen, The Lion King and The Greatest Showman and songs originally performed by Katy Perry, David Bowie and Taylor Swift.

Gates open at 4.30pm, with the musical acts starting at 5.30pm.

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Make Dad’s Day this Father’s Day!

Father’s Day is just around the corner! Are you stuck on ideas on what to get dad? Why not get him a 19|20 Entertainment Membership!

More useful than a toolkit, the Entertainment Membership has so many great offers on dining, movies, travel and other activities that your dad will love!

What’s even better is that if you purchase your membership before Father’s Day on Sunday 1 September, you will go into the draw to win the ultimate Father’s Day prize.

One lucky purchaser will win an amazing AFL Grand Final package, including 2 tickets to the 2019 Toyota AFL Grand Final, accommodation at Melbourne Shortstay Apartments, a $400 Jetstar flight voucher AND dinner for two at the award-winning Red Spice Road. Now that will really make dad’s day!

An Entertainment Book is the gift that keeps on giving, with over $20,000 worth of value for just $70. We don’t know about you, but we think this sounds way better than getting dad socks or jocks!

20% of every Entertainment Membership sold goes towards continuing the important research into childhood cancer. So not only will you be making dad’s day, but you will also be helping CLCRF’s commitment to ensure future generations can live cancer free.

Get your Entertainment Membership now!

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Dr Rishi at Kai’s Big GOLD Ball

Guests of Kai’s Big GOLD Ball this year are in for a treat with the recent announcement of Dr Rishi Sury Kotecha as a guest speaker! Dr Rishi is a highly-qualified clinician-scientist and is currently conducting childhood cancer research in the CLCRF lab at the Telethon Kids Institute (TKI).

Dr Rishi’s research expertise lies in preclinical and clinical leukaemia. CLCRF is proud to help fund many of his research projects at TKI, which all have the fundamental goal to improve the outcome for children suffering from leukaemia.

Dr Rishi has authored over 30 original research articles and he and his team recently had a manuscript published in a high impact journal. This significant achievement has allowed the team to share their findings on how a particular drug, called Romidepsin, has showed benefits in infant leukaemia.

With Dr Rishi’s wealth of knowledge and natural charisma, there is no doubt that his guest appearance is going to be one of many highlights at Kai’s Big GOLD Ball this year.

Have you bought your tickets yet? Don’t miss out! buy-tickets

Kai’s Big GOLD Ball will take place on Saturday 31 August at the Perth Convention and Exhibition Centre and tickets are selling fast! Click here to purchase individual tickets or tables of 10.

Find out more about Kai’s Big GOLD Ball.

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Strengthening our Relationship with Beyond Bank

Foundation CEO Andrea Alexander recently attended a function at Optus Stadium to meet the Board Members of Beyond Bank. This was a great opportunity for the Foundation to strengthen our relationship with Beyond Bank and meet other community partners.

We would like to give a special thanks to Katie Tillson Voss and Georgina Nicholas for the invitation to the function, which also featured a guest talk by Dale Alcock.

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South West Bike Trek back for 2019!

After having huge success in previous years, we are so excited for the South West Bike Trek to be back in 2019!

The 2019 South West Bike Trek is set to commence on Sunday 13 October in Subiaco near the Children’s Leukaemia & Cancer Research Foundation office and it will finish in Augusta on Saturday 19 October. The wonderful event has once again been organised by CLCRF member and trek organiser, Eric Maddock, with the help of Lions and Rotary Clubs.

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Perth Tradie Expo

Volunteers needed for the Perth Tradie Expo

Each year, Children’s Leukaemia & Cancer Research Foundation (Inc.) participates in the Perth Tradie Expo and we are on the lookout for some more volunteers to help collect donations over the weekend. This year, the Expo will take place at the Ascot Racecourse on 21-23 June from 8am to 5pm.

The Expo is proudly sponsored by Toolmart and provides a second to none chance to purchase all types of work equipment from power tools to excavator’s at special Expo prices. There’s not just great savings for work tools but you’ll also find amazing specials on vehicles, camper-trailers, accessories, machinery and much, much more.

The Perth Tradie Expo is open to the General Public and entry is only a Gold Coin donation. These donations are collected by our amazing volunteers and will go towards two charities, including the Children’s Leukaemia & Cancer Research Foundation. Last year, our wonderful volunteers collected a grand total of $5,182.45!

If you are interested in volunteering, you can choose your shift and volunteer as little or as much as you like! Not only will you have the opportunity to experience this wonderful expo but you would also be collecting much-needed funds for CLCRF to continue the important research into childhood cancer.

IMPORTANT INFO:
– To collect donations you need to be at least 16 years of age. If you would like to volunteer with younger children or siblings, there may be other volunteer jobs available for them, such as handing out fliers.

Simply contact the CLCRF office on (08) 9363 7400 or email admin@childcancerresearch.com.au to register yourself as a volunteer!

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CLCRF and Crema Coffee Co

Drink a little, help a lot.

Have you had a taste of the CLCRF exclusive coffee blend yet? The Children’s Leukaemia & Cancer Research Foundation have worked together with the wonderful coffee roasters at Crema Coffee Co. to create a unique and special coffee blend. Not only is the blend delicious but proceeds from every bag sold are donated towards continuing the important research into childhood cancer.

The blend is 100% Arabica coffee beans and is roasted for a richer intensity, with great nutty flavours and a milk chocolate finish. So why not make your morning cup of coffee a little more meaningful? The coffee comes in 250g or 1kg bags and can be ordered online, through the Crema Coffee Co. website.

A big thank you to Crema Coffee Co. for collaborating with us! These collaborations help tremendously with increasing the awareness of The Foundation and raising important funds.

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Jackson’s Story

Jackson is one of over 600 Australian children who are diagnosed with cancer every year. Just like many of these children, Jackson has spent the majority of his short life in hospital fighting the horrible disease.

Jackson’s Story begins with a suspected stomach bug when he was just 7 months old. Two different GPs brushed it off as a virus but Jackson’s mum Michelle remained concerned when his stomach seemed swollen and the vomiting and diarrhoea continued. After the second GP visit, Jackson vomited all over the floor at Woolworths and his eyes started to roll to the back of his head. A nearby midwife told Michelle to take Jackson to the hospital immediately.

“I kept saying Jackson, Jackson to try and get him to respond but he wasn’t really responding.” Says Michelle. “I just started panicking and panicking more now that a nurse had seen him and was worried enough to tell me to go to hospital.”

Michelle took Jackson to Bunbury Hospital and after being concerned about dark bruises on the top of his forehead, he was sent to a CT scan. A paediatrician then examined Jackson and Michele asked if she should be calling her husband Marc, who was working away, to come home.

“I remember the doctor looking up at me and the look on his face said everything. Without seeing the blood results, he was 99% sure that Jackson had leukaemia.”

They went straight to the Emergency Department at Perth’s Children’s Hospital where Jackson was diagnosed with both Acute Lymphoblastic Leukaemia (ALL) and Acute Myeloid Leukaemia (AML). Since his diagnosis Jackson has experienced many setbacks on his treatment journey, including a staph infection, a murmur in his heart and a relapse of AML in his right testis. He has undergone intense high dose chemotherapy, a bone marrow transplant and radiation therapy.

Jackson and his family still have a tough road ahead of them to beat this horrible disease. The family currently have to wait another three months to see if Jackson’s bone marrow transplant was successful, in the hope that he might be in complete remission.

To ensure CLCRF can continue to fund life-changing research to offer hope to families like Jackson’s, we need your help. By making a tax-deductible donation before June 30, you will be helping to make a huge difference.

Read more about Jackson’s story and donate today