Run for The Kids’ Cancer Project
The Kids’ Cancer Project is an independent national charity supporting childhood cancer research with thanks to the generosity of people and communities all over Australia.
This August, Col Reynolds OAM, retired coach driver and founder of The Kids’ Cancer Project, is taking his brightly coloured bus down the east coast of Australia starting in his home town, Townsville, to raise awareness and encourage more people to support scientific childhood cancer research.
“I learned many years ago that scientific research is the only way we can help children overcome this disease,” he said. “The Kids’ Cancer Project has been able to donate $34 million into childhood cancer research since 1993. And we could never have done that without the support of everyday Australians.”
Each year, 950 kids are diagnosed with the disease in this country. Exciting breakthroughs in scientific research funded by The Kids’ Cancer Project are already uncovering better treatments and will ultimately find a cure for the indiscriminate disease.
Participants in the Brisbane Marathon Festival are encouraged to gain sponsorship and fundraise for The Kids’ Cancer Project, particularly everyone entering the 1km Kids Mini-Marathon where the charity is the naming-rights partner.
“Over the years, people young and old along with community groups large and small, have given their all to raise money with The Kids’ Cancer Project,” Mr Reynolds said. “You can give too, by being part of this year’s Brisbane Marathon and raising money for our cause. If you’re not a runner, sponsor someone who is, or give to The Kids’ Cancer Project direct online here. You can make a difference and help fund the science needed to improve outcomes for children with cancer.”