Courageous Sydney to Hobart crews show their support, sailing for kids battling cancer

Crews of the 2016 Sydney to Hobart Race show their support of childhood cancer research funded by The Kids’ Cancer Project.

The Kids’ Cancer Project is an independent, national charity dedicated to supporting childhood cancer research.

With the Race coming up, bears are on board, battle flags are hoisted and the crew is ready to set sail through the Tasman Sea to help kids battling cancer, like a brave baby boy, called Baxter.

At six weeks old, Baxter was diagnosed with Acute Myeloid Leukaemia (AML).

“When Baxter was diagnosed, I went into shock. I felt like I had failed him in the worst way. How could my six-week old baby have cancer?” says, Emma, Baxter’s Mum.

Thanks to community support, the love of family and friends and the hard work of specialists and researchers, Baxter was able to celebrate his first birthday at home, where he is currently stable. 

Your support to The Kids’ Cancer Project will help continue to fund important research such as Dr Andy Moore’s at The University of Queensland Diamantina Institute. Dr Moore and his team are hoping to help children with AML, like Baxter, who may be at risk of relapse.

“As an oncologist, I see it first-hand the devastating impact that cancer has on children: less than 40% of patients that relapse with AML will survive, which is unacceptable. It is only through medical research that we can improve their outcomes,” Dr Andy Moore, The University of Queensland Diamantina Institute.

For more information about The Kids’ Cancer Project, visit www.thekidscancerproject.org.au

 

Kids Cancer Project

The Kids’ Cancer Project is a national charity dedicated to supporting childhood cancer research. Kids’ get different types of cancer to adults and research is discovering more targeted and effective ways to help kids while minimising the long- term side effects treatment can bring.

The Kids’ Cancer Project was founded in 1993 by Col Reynolds who decided to step up and do something to help children with cancer. Twenty years later more than $34 million has been given to research projects across Australia, thanks to community support.

Science is making an impact, providing new treatment options and giving hope to the 950 children and young adolescents diagnosed each year.

If you believe in research please join with us. By working together, we really can make a difference to help kids with cancer and their families.

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