Furthering the fight against Australia’s deadliest childhood cancer: Children’s Brain Cancer Centre receives $500,000 boost
What does it take to beat childhood brain cancer? One word springs to mind— courage.
Courage to take on one of the deadliest diseases for Aussie kids, and the courage of the country’s leading researchers to keep pursuing their goal to beat childhood brain cancer for good.
The Children’s Brain Cancer Centre, in collaboration with the Children’s Hospital Foundation, bands together teams from world-leading institutions. In an Australian first, top researchers, clinicians and facilities in paediatric brain cancer research are working to improve the outcome for any child battling against the odds.
And the odds are a battle. Brain cancer claims the life of one Australian child every nine days – more than any other disease. The centre is on a mission to change this, by focussing their efforts on important research projects.
Children’s Hospital Foundation CEO, Lyndsey Rice is just one of the passionate people helping to continue this paramount program.
“The Children’s Brain Cancer Centre unites the best-of-the-best in paediatric brain research to bring new hope to children diagnosed with brain cancer,” she said.
”Despite advances in other types of childhood cancer, survival rates for brain cancer have made little progress over the past 30 years. The Children’s Brain Cancer Centre aims to change that.
“We are so grateful to The Lott for their incredible ongoing support and commitment to improving survival and survivorship for children with brain cancer.”
To support the ongoing research and development into children’s brain cancer survival outcomes, The Lott is proud to donate $500,000 from Golden Casket unclaimed prize money.
This is our fourth year supporting The Children’s Brain Cancer Centre and it’s thanks to our players that we can continue to invest in a brighter future for sick children and their families impacted by this disease.
Check out the video below to meet more of the team and a special family who are dreaming of a future without childhood brain cancer.