Telethon Beneficiaries Celebration 2018

On Tuesday 1 May, Telethon 7 Perth held the 2018 Beneficiaries Function at the Crown Perth to celebrate Telethon giving 36 million dollars worth of grants to charities and organisations who meet set criteria.

CLCRF CEO, Andrea Alexander and Board Chairman, Geoff Cattach, attended the event in recognition of the Foundation becoming a Million Dollar Partner in 2017.

It was a heart-warming celebration, as summed up by Telethon’s General Manager, Marie-Anne Keeffe:

“It’s very hard to find words to describe today. Channel 7’s Telethon gave out 36 million dollars raised by the people of our state to 43 of WA’s brilliant child health organisations – they’ll provide world class hospitals, treatments, equipment and services.

“Our inspirational boss, Mr Kerry Stokes, handed over the chairmanship of the Telethon Trust to a business and community leader admired across the nation, Mr Richard Goyder.

“Yes there were tears, but not just mine – a room full of them, for the incredible children that remind us everyday why we dig so deep and why every donation matters.”

It was a wonderful celebration and CLCRF is honoured to be a Million Dollar Partner with Channel 7’s Telethon. We look forward to raising more money for vital child cancer research in this exciting partnership.


Run in the City to Surf for CLCRF!

The Chevron City to Surf is on Sunday, 26 August 2018. Support CLCRF this year and start your fundraising page.

It has a 42km marathon, 21km half marathon, 12km, 4km fun run and walk events and a 4km wheelchair event. Chevron City to Surf is run annually on the last Sunday in August and attracts over 40,000 participants each year.

With a great festival atmosphere, runners start in Perth City and finish at City Beach overlooking the sparkling Indian Ocean. So, what are you waiting for? Support child cancer research, have fun and start fundraising!


CLCRF Patron Justin Langer set to become Australian Cricket Coach

Australia has reportedly chosen Justin Langer — The Children’s Leukaemia & Cancer Research Foundation (inc.) Patron — as the new head coach, with The Cricket Australia board due to meet on Friday to ratify the decision.

The West Australian reported that Langer will replace outgoing head coach Darren Lehmann, who resigned last month in the wake of the ball-tampering scandal during the Baggie Green’s tour of South Africa.

Geoff Cattach, Chairman of Children’s Leukaemia & Cancer Research Foundation (Inc.), congratulates Justin Langer on behalf of the Foundation for his appointment.

“Congratulations to our Patron, Justin Langer – on his appointment as coach of the Australian Cricket Team.

“I firmly believe he will bring integrity and experience to the side. We wish him all the best in this challenging position.”

Langer, the former test opening batsman, has coached Western Australia and the Perth Scorchers for the past five seasons, winning three Big Bash League crowns and two one-day titles and has been our patron for 18 years.

Justin, his wife Sue and his three children demonstrate a passionate commitment to the welfare and wellbeing of our young Western Australians.


Dance For a Cure 2018 Update

In 2018 we are hoping to hold two Dance for A Cure events. The first may be an underage rave! We are still in negotiations for this event so bear with us while we set things up.

Secondly, we’re heading back to the general public dance event. We are moving to a new location (which we will announce once it’s locked in) and the date will hopefully be the 25th of November 2018.

As soon as we have everything confirmed we will announce the song, the theme and the structure. For now, please save the date. To keep in touch with the latest updates join our Dance for A Cure Facebook Group!


Georgia Shares Her Story with St Mary’s Anglican Girls’ School

On 5 April our Ambassador, Georgia Lowry, was invited to speak to a group of roughly 180 Years 7 to 12 students from St Mary’s Anglican Girls’ School. The theme for the term was ‘Gratitude’ and Georgia took the opportunity to share her story and her journey as ambassador of the Children’s Leukaemia & Cancer Research Foundation (Inc.).

Georgia was invited to speak by teacher, Mrs Louise Manson, who is a friend of Georgia and her mother, Ann-Marie Lowry. The students and staff are likely to hold fundraising activities to raise funds for the CLCRF during the term.

The response from the students and staff was outstanding as Mrs Manson sent a message to warmly thank Georgia.

“Thank you for coming to St Mary’s today and sharing your story. You spoke so well and have received numerous emails from both staff and students expressing how inspirational they found you and the beautiful manner you’ve conducted yourself.

“Never underestimate the positive impact you have on the lives of others. You had so many important messages for all of us.”

Well done Georgia for representing the CLCRF so well at St Mary’s Anglican Girls’ School. Also, thank you to St Mary’s Anglican School for raising funds for child cancer research.


Filming Dr Sébastien Malinge

On Thursday 12 April, Children’s Leukaemia & Cancer Research Foundation Inc. had the privilege of filming an interview with Dr Sébastien Malinge, Ursula Kees Fellow, at the Telethon Kids Institute who moved from France to Perth six months ago. He is one of the brilliant scientists working in the CLCRF lab at the Telethon Kids Institute.

Sébastien shared his passion for finding out why children with Down’s Syndrome have a higher incidence of leukaemia. He completed a post-doctoral fellowship in the US before moving to Paris to continue his research in 2012. Moving to Perth with his family, he is enjoying the peaceful lifestyle as compared to the hustle and bustle of Paris.

Dr Malinge believes that funding research into leukaemia is essential to help build a better future for all children suffering from leukaemia.

We will be editing the footage together and presenting a video of the interview very soon, so please stay tuned!


Ciao Italia from CLCRF!

Ciao Italia from CLCRF! Andrea Alexander, Executive Officer of CLCRF, was recently filmed in an interview to be televised soon on a popular Italian television program, La Prova del Cuoco, the Italian version of ‘Ready Steady Cook’. The show is televised on RAI, a national public broadcasting company of Italy and is hosted by popular journalist and presenter, Antonella Clerici.

This opportunity was organised by Antonio Argentieri from Italy who will also be featured on the show. Antonio is a well-known cake decorator in Italy and Foundation friend who has shown incredible support for the CLCRF.

The interview was filmed in Perth on 9 April and provided a chance for Andrea to talk about the Foundation as well as Antonio’s support and passion for funding child cancer research through the CLCRF.

On 17 August 2017, Antonio and the Cake Decorators Association organised the 19th Cake Decorating Seminar held in Rendezvous Hotel, Perth, where they raised money for the Foundation. Since that time, Antonio has continued to show wonderful support for the CLCRF.

The CLCRF thanks Antonio Argentieri, Antonella Clerici, and RAI for giving us the opportunity to highlight the need for funding the fight against cancer in children.


Allion Partners Help with Changes to the Constitution

On 21 March, Stuart Mengler and Cassie Lendich, from Allion Partners, came into Children’s Leukaemia & Cancer Research Foundation Inc. headquarters to meet with Kim Williamson, Treasurer of CLCRF.

Kim thanked Allion Partners, on behalf of everyone at the Foundation, for taking on the task, pro bono, of re-writing and updating the Foundation’s constitution.

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The new constitution now complies with all Australian Charities and Not-for-profits Commission and Australian Taxation Office governance within the charity and not-for-profit sector. Thank you, Allion Partners, from everyone at CLCRF!


Motive to Move Singlets for the HBF Run for a Reason!

Running for Children’s Leukaemia & Cancer Research Foundation Inc. at HBF Run for a Reason on 27 May?

We are encouraged to see a significant number of runners of HBF Run for a Reason raising money for child cancer research on 27 May so far.

If you are running, wear our ‘Motive to Move’ singlet on the day and show your support for the CLCRF! Just call the office on (08) 9363 7400 during office hours and you can pick up a singlet for only $5 each!

We have a range of sizes available for men and women but sizes 10-12 for women are very limited. If you want these sizes, please call the office quickly.

If you haven’t registered to run for the CLCRF at HBF Run for a Reason yet, start your Everyday Hero fundraising page and run for an excellent reason!



Dance for a Cure Quiz Night!

Save the Date and come along to the Children’s Leukaemia & Cancer Research Foundation Inc. Dance for A Cure Quiz Night on Friday 8 June at 6:30pm!

With great Raffles, a Door prize, Silent Auction and games with fantastic prizes to be won, what’s not to love?

So, grab a bunch of your most brainy mates for a fantastic night out! Book your table today and help raise funds for Dance for A Cure and childhood cancer research!

Tables of 10 = $250 ($25 per person). There are only 20 tables and they will sell out fast so book quickly!

Time: 6:30pm
Date: Friday 8 June
Location: Perth Football Club – Lathlain Function Centre (upstairs), Goddard St, Lathlain WA 6100
Cost: Tables of 10 at $250 ($25 per person)

Book your table now at!