The Kids' Cancer Project is an Australian charity dedicated to finding cures for childhood cancers with the lowest survival rate. Only half of
children with these cancers survive. Ultimately, finding a cure is about saving lives and ending the heartbreak childhood cancer brings to
so many families.
In 2015 the Bondi to Bronte Ocean Swim raised over $40,000 for The Kids' Cancer Project. This money has contributed to The Kids' Cancer Project $500,000 annual commitment to Australian-first clinical trials. The trials use gene therapy to protect a child’s bone marrow while receiving chemotherapy to treat lethal brain tumours. This research project, operating out of the Children’s Hospital Westmead has been supported by The Kids' Cancer Project for 14 years and opens the door for better treatment for fighting some of the most serious and life-threatening tumours.
In 2016 The Kids' Cancer Project will continue to fund this trial to ensure more children have the opportunity to access this life-saving treatment. The money raised from the Bondi to Bronte Ocean Swim will go directly to trials on children with very poor prognosis who have exhausted all other conventional treatment options. If the trials are successful, children will avoid the toxic side-effects of chemotherapy destroying bone marrow cells and leaving children susceptible to infections.
This year The Kids' Cancer Project is once again the charity partner of the Bondi to Bronte Ocean Swim, but this year we’re determined to raise $50,000! Please show your support for a cure by setting-up your personalised online fundraising page. If you raise over $250 the Bronte Surf Life Saving Club will refund your entry fee.
The Kids' Cancer Project would like to thank the Bronte Surf Lifesaving Club for their continued support of these vital trials potentially offering long-term benefits to all paediatric conditions involving bone marrow.
You can read more about this innovative research project at: www.thekidscancerproject.org.au
Wentworth Courier in the lead up to the 2012 event.
B2B merchandise on sale with
the iconic B2B logo, and all proceeds go to Bronte Surf Life Saving Club!
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