The Foundation is thrilled to announce the commencement of a very exciting project, a child cancer podcast series! This is a first for a charity in Australia, and certainly in WA, to see the benefits of storytelling using podcasts.
General Manager and project leader Kylie Dalton is excited to get started on creating this podcast series with award-winning journalist Cassie Silver at the helm. CLCRF has been supporting the childhood cancer community in WA for 42 years, funding the ground-breaking research that has been instrumental in improving outcomes for children with cancer.
A podcast story told by those families directly affected by childhood cancer, we believe, will help others understand how important it is that we don’t give up the fight. “We’re so very lucky to be able to include in our series one of our Founding members and Chairman of the Board, Geoff Cattach,” said Kylie. “He has dedicated his life to the Foundation and being able to hear his story will be so powerful for others considering supporting charities like ours.”
Included in the series will be stories from the researchers themselves, such as Professor Ursula Kees who was brought from Switzerland to Perth by CLCRF back in 1983 and now serves as a volunteer on the Board.
The whole team at CLCRF are excited to start working on the podcast series, creating a new way to share our important stories. We especially thank Dr Katrina Stratton MLA who presented us with a $15,000 cheque from Lotterywest on 1 June to put towards this project. Lotterywest celebrated a record-breaking financial year in 2020-2021, with $864.9 million provided to the WA community in grants and lottery prizes.
Keep your eyes – or ears – peeled for our child cancer podcast series, coming to you soon!