Globally, September is an important time to champion Childhood Cancer Awareness Month and recognise the many children worldwide who receive a devastating cancer diagnosis every day.
Adelaide made a bold statement when local landmarks lit up gold in support, the local media shared our stories and our community partners and supporters accepted our challenge to "Go Gold & Give" by increasing awareness and raising vital funds.
To celebrate the launch of Childhood Cancer Awareness Month, eleven-year-old Jake undertook the Adelaide Oval roof climb experience with his mum, dad, sister and our mascot, Elliot.
CCA Ambassador, Travis Boak's family business, Rogers Underwear, gave 100% of its profits to the Childhood Cancer Association in the lead-up to Father's Day to support our Kids Oncology Playgroup. This promotion was backed by Mix 102.3 and saw many celebrities and local identities getting behind our cause.
For the first time, the Childhood Cancer Association exhibited at the Royal Adelaide Show and we kicked off a new partnership with Adelaide United Football Club and Solstice Media.
Our goal for September was to raise $20,000 to help support hundreds of families in need.
The result was a month full of activity, everything from large to small fundraisers being run by businesses, schools and families. Every dollar made a difference from movie nights, holding a raffle, the ever-popular sausage sizzle or even hosting a donation tin.
Every dollar you fundraised and donated helped us exceed our target by raising more than $44,200.
An incredible effort by all...we couldn't do it without you. Thank you.