International Childhood Cancer Day 15th February

Childhood cancer does not have a face until it is someone you love. Every year around the globe there are more than 400,000 children aged 0-19 diagnosed with cancer.  It is not simply one disease, there are sixteen major types with hundreds of subtypes.  Tragically there are thousands more children that are never diagnosed and never given the opportunity for treatment. It is devastating that every two minutes, somewhere in the world a family hears the painful and life altering words that their child has been diagnosed with cancer.

Did you know?

  • 95% of children who survive cancer suffer long-term effects
  • 80% of children who survive cancer will have severe or life-threatening conditions.
  • Childhood cancer does not discriminate any child can get it.
  • Childhood cancer is globally grossly underfunded.
  • The incident rate of childhood cancer is increasing.
  • The cause of most childhood cancer is still unknown, there are no preventions.
  • 80,000 Children die from cancer every year.
  • Brain Cancer is the largest childhood cancer killer globally

International Childhood Cancer Day 15th February

We acknowledge the traditional custodians of the land where we meet and work, the Ngunnawal people, and the many other Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples from across Australia who have now made Canberra their home. We celebrate and respect their continuing culture and the contribution they make to the life of the ACT and region.

Dainere's Rainbow is a not for profit organisation - 100% of all funds raised or donated go to childhood brain cancer research at Sydney Children's Hospital
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Sydney Children's Hospital Foundation are proud to display the new Registered Charity Tick from the Australian Charities and Not-for-profits Commission (ACNC), which aims to gives reassurance to the public that the charities they support are transparent and accountable. We rely on your donations and volunteering to ensure we can continue our vital work, so we want you to know your support is making a difference. Where you see the logo, it means the charity is registered with the ACNC so the public can easily find out what they do, who their beneficiaries are, how they are governed and how they manage their finances.