Footy Colours Day was established in 1995 to help fund Fight Cancer Foundation then Bone Marrow Donor Institute's programs including the establishment of the Australian Bone Marrow Donor Registry.
Since 2005, Fight Cancer Foundation has used funds raised through Footy Colours Day to help young learners continue with their education while they receive treatment for cancer.
Each year hundreds of thousands of Australians stand shoulder to shoulder to unite in the fight against cancer by wearing their team's colours with pride throughout September at their school, workplace or club.
Show your true colours and make a difference in the lives of kids and young people living with cancer - register your Footy Colours Day activity and you can find fundraising tips and ideas about how to make your event bigger than the grand final.
Helping kids living with cancer
Fight Cancer Foundation’s education support programs were developed in 2005 in partnership with the Royal Children’s Hospital Education Institute in Melbourne to address the gap in educational support for kids and young people living with cancer.
Today the programs operate in major paediatric hospitals in Victoria, New South Wales and South Australia, with plans to expand to other hospitals to ensure no child or young person living with cancer is educationally disadvantaged by their illness.
Fight Cancer Foundation is a national charity dedicated to providing care, treatment and support for cancer patients and their families and funding vital research into cancer treatment and cures.
Founded in 1989 as the Bone Marrow Donor Institute to establish Australia’s first bone marrow donor registry and find a cure for leukaemia, the organisation’s broader scope now provides support services for patients with blood and other cancers.
Our support services include affordable accommodation for rural and interstate patients accessing major treating hospitals in New South Wales, Tasmania and Victoria, and education support to young learners undergoing cancer treatment in New South Wales, South Australia and Victoria.