This footy season, send your mate a virtual meat pie to help kids with cancer.
Send a Footy Colours Day virtual meat pie to make a donation to Fight Cancer Foundation’s education support programs. Our programs ensure kids with cancer keep up with school while receiving and recovering from cancer treatment.
Pie for good
By sending a Footy Colours Day virtual meat pie, you are supporting the 950 kids diagnosed with cancer each year.
As a result of their diagnosis and the treatment that follows, these kids are absent from school for long periods of time. Many drop class levels when they return to school, become isolated from their friends and disengage from their education.
Fight Cancer Foundation’s education support programs helps kids with cancer keep up with school. They provide flexible, individual lesson plans that work around their illness and treatment and deliver a mix of face-to-face and online learning sessions.
When Luca was six he was diagnosed with an aggressive type of bone cancer. His mum Anna told us how important the education support program was to him:
"He was able to focus on something other than what drugs were being pumped into him."
Nine year old Swai received support from our education support program while she was receiving treatment for cancer. Swai's mum Sam recalls:
“It wasn’t until people started asking me ‘will she have to repeat?’ that I thought ‘oh I don’t think so’. Fortunately she didn’t have to, but it does happen.”
After being diagnosed with cancer at age five, Maddy's treatment took five years and included chemo and a bone marrow transplant. Her mum Lori told us:
“The education program was perfect because it keeps them mentally stimulated. It keeps them actively engaged in life."