All the money you raise through Footy Colours Day funds Fight Cancer Foundation's education support programs, which keep kids with cancer learning while they receive and recover from treatment.
The need for education support for kids with cancer
Every year, more than 950 children and young people aged 0-19 are diagnosed with cancer in Australia.
These kids are absent from school for long periods of time as they go through cancer treatment and recovery. Many drop class levels when they return to school, become isolated from their friends and disengage from their education.
Our education programs fight to reduce the long-term impact of cancer.
Due to their weakened immune system, kids with cancer are at a greater risk of contracting COVID-19 meaning they will be absent from school for longer. We need your support urgently to continue to fund our education programs, which operate in major paediatric hospitals across the country, so our education staff can keep helping kids at risk.
“As an educator for 40 years, this role has given me so much joy and positive feedback on the importance of education in the lives of sick children. I am very privileged to be able to help these amazing children and their families.” – Jan, volunteer teacher at Sydney Children’s Hospital Randwick
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