Schools help fund breakthrough cancer research

Posted 22 Jan 2020.

Schools fundraising

As well as actively promoting lifelong healthy habits to children like eating fruit and veg and being SunSmart, schools provide incredible support to Cancer Council WA through their fundraising efforts.

In 2019, Western Australian schools raised more than $144,000 for Cancer Council WA!

Thanks to support from schools and the commmunity, Cancer Council WA is able to fund world-class cancer research for young patients. One project we're currently funding is led by Associate Professor Nicholas Gottardo at Telethon Kids Institute and aims to improve the cure rates for childhood brain cancer.

Associate Professor Gottardo is working to identify and evaluate new drugs to treat medullablastoma, the most common malignant childhood brain cancer. After seven years of laboratory testing, Associate Professor Gottardo and his team are leading an international clinical trial that will be the first to test the safety and effectiveness of the drug prexasertib in combination with chemotherapy to treat medulloblastoma.

This could help cure more children and improve their quality of life.

As WA's leading, independent, evidence-based cancer charity, we rely on your support, dedication and generosity to make life-saving research possible.

Get involved this year!

Every little bit makes a difference.

An easy way for your school to get involved and raise funds in 2020 is to host a staff Australia's Biggest Morning Tea in May!

Funds raised help us continue to fund research for young cancer patients.

Find out more at or call our fundraising team on 1300 65 65 85 to hear about other ways to support Cancer Council WA.

Australia's Biggest Morning Tea

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