All the money you raise through Footy Colours Day funds Fight Cancer Foundation's programs, which keep kids affected by cancer with their families - fighting cancer together.
The need to support kids affected by cancer
Every year, more than 950 children and young people aged 0-19 are diagnosed with cancer in Australia.
Even more kids' family members are diagnosed with cancer. If they live in a rural or remote area, or specialist treatment not required in their home state is needed, chances are they will have to move with their family to access life-saving treatment.
Our programs help make sure kids can stay with their families so that they can fight cancer together.
“A home-away-from-home made my journey with cancer so much easier for my family giving us a place where we could feel and receive the support we desperately needed.”
– Shea, who was 13 years old when his family had to move 623km from Tasmania to Victoria when he was diagnosed with Acute Lymphoblasic Lymphoma-
Our programs in action
“I don’t want him, for his life, forever having to try to catch up because of what he has been through.” - Kelly, Chase's mum
Keep kids together with their families when they or a family member goes through cancer treatment
Maintain their education and connection with their school and school friends
Develop new treatments and better treatment outcomes so that they, or their family member, recovers as quickly as possible
Ease the transition back to 'normal' life
About Fight Cancer Foundation
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.
Fight Cancer Foundation eases the burden of a cancer diagnosis by offering families practical and much-needed support. Our services include:
Education- Our specially designed education support programs operate in four major paediatric hospitals across Australia and caters to kids living with cancer who are receiving or recovering from treatment.
Accommodation- Our accommodation centres in NSW, VIC and Tas provide much-needed comfortable and affordable accommodation for people living with cancer and their families who must travel long distances to access life-saving treatment.
Research - Fight Cancer Foundation is proud of our longstanding partnership with Melbourne Health and The Royal Melbourne Hospital to fund research into blood cancer.
All the money raised through Footy Colours Day funds Fight Cancer Foundation's education support programs.