Raising Funds Through Marathon Match

The Foundation was recently thrilled to receive a donation of $1,090 from the wonderful students and teachers at Lynwood Senior High School.

The funds were raised through a marathon soccer match which saw a total of 45 students and a few crazy teachers playing indoor soccer for a duration of 24-hours. The players were separated into two teams, Blue and Green, and played in two-hour shifts while the Soccer Committee Parents cooked dinner and breakfast for everyone.

The goal of the match was to raise money for the Soccer Academy and CLCRF. Over $6,000 was raised in total, a remarkable feat that matched the efforts on the court.


Sue Myc Morning Show 89.7fm

Radio Interview: 89.7fm – Wednesday 18 September 2019.

Children’s Leukaemia & Cancer Research Foundation (CLCRF) Event Organiser Kylie Dalton had a chat with Sue Myc from 89.7fm on Wednesday, 18 September about the upcoming Family Night Out.

The event, which takes place on Saturday 9 November, will be CLCRF’s seventh Family Night Out and it is set to be the biggest and best one yet! Along with delicious food trucks and a variety of fun activities for the kids to enjoy, the Perth Symphony Orchestra will be playing their family favourites at the wonderful and convenient location of Gloucester Park.

As CLCRF receives no government funding, the Foundation relies heavily on people’s generosity and attendance at these kinds of events in order to ensure the ground-breaking research into childhood cancer can continue.

“It all comes down to the local community getting behind it, buying their tickets now and supporting this event,” said Kylie.

Listen to Kylie’s full interview with Sue to find out more about the wonderful community that supports a very worthwhile cause.




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.

Trekking for charity: Local great-grandmother to ride 600kms in fight against children’s cancer

Source: Mandurah Mail
Written by: Justin Rake August 27 2019 – 9:35AM

South Yunderup great-grandmother Paula Prynne will prove age is no barrier while raising money for the Children’s Leukaemia and Cancer Research Foundation when she cycles her way from Subiaco to Augusta next month.

The 80-year-old local will be riding a whopping 600 kilometres over six days as part of the annual South West Bike Trek, setting out from the charity’s base on October 13.

From there she and her group of fellow cyclists will hit the road bound for stops in Fairbridge, Preston, Harvey, Eaton, Busselton and Margaret River before finally ending their course in Augusta.

For Prynne, who has been cycling just short of two years now, it will be her longest ride to date.

But the Mandurah Over 55 Cycling Club member holds little nerves, claiming her training has put her in good stead.

“I’m not overly nervous at all, no,” she said.

“I’ve been training quite thoroughly for this, riding roughly 250kms per week, and I’ll be riding with a group so it’s completely safe.

“It’s not compulsory for participants to finish the ride but I’m quite confident I can get it done.”

Prynne took up cycling as a means to improve her overall health back in 2017, with the hobby quickly becoming a passion.

She completed her first charity event after participating in the Great Ocean Ride last year, and plans to make raising money for a worthy cause through cycling an annual tradition.

“I think a lot of it is about having a sense of purpose,” she said.

“I find cycling gives me something to look forward to and I honestly just love it.

“And if I can take the thing I love doing and use it to raise money to help these kids that might be going through hell, then that’s all the better.

“My family are all extremely supportive so that helps a lot too.”

Prynne rides with the Mandurah Over 55 Cycling Club twice a week, while carrying out her own 40km rides almost daily.

It’s a testing workload, but she’s adamant she has no plans to slow up just yet.

“I’ll keep doing it for as long as I can,” she said.

“It’s a real sense of achievement that I find invaluable.”

To find our more about the 2019 South West Bike Trek’s cause, visit

Local cancer survivor a real role model

If you set your eyes upon this pint-sized pocket rocket today, you could never comprehend the medical struggles she faced at such a young age. Georgia Lowry was born on June 3, 1994 at St John of God Hospital in Subiaco. A younger sister to Grace and a daughter to Ann Marie and Shaun, her birth was the perfect piece of the puzzle for the Mundijong family. However their lives were turned upside down just eight weeks later when Georgia became lethargic and pale.

Blood test results revealed the ugly truth – Georgia had a rare aggressive type of cancer called acute lymphoblastic leukaemia, of which less than two per cent of infantile patients survive.


Rider diagnosed with leukaemia as a child credits her ponies for keeping her alive

Source: Horse & Hound

By Nicola Elson

An Australian rider whose acute leukaemia left her the size of a seven-year-old child credits her ponies for keeping her alive.

Georgia Lowry lives in a rural town just south of Perth, Western Australia. When she was nine weeks old she was diagnosed with acute lymphoblastic leukaemia, an incredibly rare strain of infantile leukaemia which only 2% of children survive.

Before her third birthday, Georgia had been subjected to two bone marrow transplants and several sessions of chemotherapy and radiotherapy. This intensive treatment at such a young age permanently stunted Georgia’s growth: at 24 she is 4’9” tall and weighs 4st 8lb.


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