Luke 13, and Charlotte,12, with their brother Nicholas, 3.  (Photo Credit: Ray Strange, News Ltd/Newspix)

Gold for Kids’ Cancer


This September, Australians are being asked to stand together with children fighting cancer, those who have survived and to honour those, who have sadly lost their fight.

Childhood Cancer Awareness Month was first proclaimed by US President Obama in 2010. Now acknowledged internationally, Australians are asked to unite and raise awareness.

September is a time to speak up for children diagnosed with cancer and their families and to stand alongside them. By working together we can raise awareness of the disease, show our support to children and families across Australia and raise vital funds to find a cure.

TKCP-106“I’m here today to ask for your help, to raise awareness about childhood cancer in the community.

I’ll be a happy man when all Australians recognise a gold ribbon as the symbol for childhood cancer not just in September but year round!”

– Col Reynolds OAM, Founder & Director of The Kids’ Cancer Project


Gold Ribbon - raising awareness for Childhood Cancer

The Gold Ribbon is the
International Awareness Symbol of Childhood Cancer.

The gold ribbon represents childhood cancer awareness and was initiated by Gigi Thorsen and a group of parents in Utah, United States of America in 1997. Now an international symbol, the ribbon represents unity with children diagnosed with the disease and their families.

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Get Involved

The Kids’ Cancer Project is inviting Australians to support kids with cancer
by raising awareness and supporting childhood cancer research.
Be a voice for children diagnosed with cancer and ask your family and friends to do the same.

Every day and every donation takes us closer to a cure.

You can also donate by free call 1800 651 158.

Thank you for your support.


Shave your head or lose your locks to help raise awareness and funds for childhood cancer research. Open to all ages and all hair styles, anytime throughout the year.


Making Cupcakes Count! Bake and sell cupcakes at a morning or afternoon tea and help raise awareness and funds towards childhood cancer research.


Participate in one of our many challenges and events or come up with your own unique fundraising idea. Our events team are here to help every step of the way.


Childhood Cancer in Australia today

Childhood Cancer is the leading cause of death by disease in children.
950 children aged 0-18 years old are diagnosed with cancer each year.
There is no way to prevent childhood cancer.
Childhood cancer is different to adult cancer and the causes are unknown.
Source: Reference: 20110-19 years incidence data. Australian Institute of Health and Welfare (AIHW) Australian Cancer Incidence and Mortality (ACIM) Books. 2015 . Accessed 12 August 2015. Visit

Nicholas’ Story

Diagnosed at aged 2 with stage 4 high risk neuroblastoma – a cancer with a 50% survival rate, Nicholas had to undergo 2 years worth of treatment including:

– 7 rounds of chemotherapy
– 10 hour major surgery
– High dose MIBG
– Radiotherapy
– Bone marrow transplant
– Immunotherapy

Read Nicholas’ Story of Hope and Courage

We have one hope for the future, that there can be found a cure – so that no one has to go through this again.”
Charlotte, aged 12

CureFest Australia

27th September 2015 | Entertainment Quarter, Moore Park

Australia will host the inaugural CureFest Australia, a national event dedicated to children with cancer on 27 September 2015 in Sydney. The childhood cancer community are collaborating for the first time, uniting children and families, the community, health professionals and government to raise awareness about childhood cancer. Visit

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