It is anticipated that total funding required for the Zero Childhood Cancer Program over the next six years will be more than $58 million. Initial funding has been received from the Federal government-funded Cancer Therapeutics CRC (CTx) and also capital funding from the NSW state government. In addition, support has been provided by funding partners including:
The Department of Health is committed to achieving better health and wellbeing for all Australians, now and for future generations.
NSW Health works to provide the people of NSW with the best possible health care that not only meets today’s health needs but also responds to the health needs of the future.
The Australian Cancer Research Foundation (ACRF) is a charity dedicated funding the best cancer research initiatives across Australia that focus on effective prevention, detection and treatment. ACRF funds are used to purchase essential equipment and provide state- of-the-art technologies that speed up the discovery process – ultimately working to save lives by saving time.
Cure Brain Cancer is the largest dedicated funder of brain cancer research in Australia. Their mission is to increase five-year survival from the current 20% to 50% by 2023. Partnering with the research community, they are steering the national agenda – and influencing the global agenda – for brain cancer research.
Cancer Therapeutics CRC (CTx) is in the business of finding cures for cancer. They are a collaborative partnership of leading Research Institutes, Universities and biotechnology companies that is solely focused on translating Australia’s innovative research discoveries into new cancer drugs ready for clinical development. The company’s research and development capabilities span the full range of technologies and expertise required to discover novel small molecule cancer drugs and develop them to the clinical candidate stage.
The Children's Cancer Foundation, founded in 1992, enables Australian children with cancer to access the world's best treatment and support to improve and save their lives. We invest in extensive programs of childhood cancer research, fund national clinical trials and support hospitals with clincal trials staff, as well as providing in-hospital therapeutic care and family support programs. We partner with hospitals and institutes to deliver clinical excellence and improve national paediatric cancer services.
The Kids’ Cancer Project is an independent national charity supporting childhood cancer research. Since 1993, the charity has contributed tens of millions of dollars to research projects to help children with many types of cancer. When Col Reynolds OAM learned the only way to improve outcomes for these kids would be through advances in medical research, he set the charity in motion with a vision to bring about the 100 per cent survival of children with cancer while eradicating the harmful impacts treatment can bring.
Lenity Australia is an independent, not-for-profit, registered charity that provides additional financial support to established projects. Lenity Australia is supporting the Zero Childhood Cancer program through their association with The Sydney Children’s Hospital Foundation
Minderoo Foundation is a modern philanthropic organisation that takes on persistent issues with the potential to drive massive change. Minderoo has over AUD $1.5 billion committed to a range of global initiatives, including ending modern slavery, global cancer research, creating parity for Indigenous Australians, and innovative community development and environmental conservation initiatives. Minderoo’s Eliminate Cancer initiative strives to partner and share information globally to reduce the incidence of cancer, accelerate development of breakthrough therapies, and empower patients, scientists and clinicians to strive for a world where cancer is a treatable, non-fatal disease.
The Lions Clubs of Australia have a decades-long history in supporting research in childhood cancer. In 2009, the Clubs formed the Australian Lions Children’s Cancer Research Foundation (ALCCRF) to focus the efforts of Lions Australia’s 1400 clubs into one foundation with the vision of achieving 100% survival for kids with cancer. ALCCRF has developed an ethos of ‘donors without borders’ – an approach to bringing together diverse individuals, institutions and states to unite behind a common goal of eliminating deaths from childhood cancer.
The Live for Lily Foundation fundraise in memory of Lily Hester who lost her battle with childhood cancer in 2013, to support the delivery of the national Zero Childhood Cancer personalised medicine program being led by Children’s Cancer Institute .
Sydney Children’s Hospital Foundation is a charitable organisation that exists to fund groundbreaking research and everyday clinical care at Sydney Children’s Hospital, Randwick. Our vision is to ensure that every child now and in the future can access world-class medical care whenever they need it. The Foundation funds the vital clinical care that these children need now, so they have the best possible treatment and Hospital experience. We also invest in research that will change and save more lives in the future. By discovering better ways to diagnose, treat or prevent childhood disease and injuries, we also help generations of children to come.
Tour de Cure is about riding to raise awareness and funds to cure cancer for all. Riding long distances, over multiple days is a challenge that requires support to achieve. Riders and support crews contribute their time and energy to the cause, whilst their networks rally behind them with donations. Cycling from town to town tangibly creates a connection between communities – bringing the ‘cure cancer’ message to all Australians. Tour De Cure has funded a wide range of research projects for Children’s Cancer Institute for many years.
At UNSW, we take pride in the broad range and high quality of our teaching programs. Our teaching gains strength and currency from our research activities, strong industry links and our international nature; UNSW has a strong regional and global engagement.
In developing new ideas and promoting lasting knowledge we are creating an academic environment where outstanding students and scholars from around the world can be inspired to excel in their programs of study and research. Partnerships with both local and global communities allow UNSW to share knowledge, debate and research outcomes.