Watch Thomas’s Story
Watch this 5 minute film where Chris Hartley talks through his family’s journey after his son’s diagnosis of a brain tumour and the support he received from the Childhood Cancer Association.
Supporting families since 1982
2022 marks 40 years of support for children with cancer, and their families, by the Childhood Cancer Association.
Ever since 1982, it has been our mission to provide practical, hands-on support for children with cancer, and their families.
We were formed by a group of parents of children with cancer who responded to the needs they had identified for themselves. This group, with the help of Paediatric Oncologist Dr Michael Rice AM, began to build the services that now form the basis of what we do.
From what were quite humble beginnings, the Association has evolved over time to offer a range of professional support services led by a small team of psychologists.
We help families from South Australia and the Northern Territory — and we also support country Victoria and New South Wales families if their child receives treatment in Adelaide.
When a child has cancer, it affects the whole family - the parents, the siblings, the grandparents and even extended family members. Each one requiring support to help them cope.
Which is why our support is tailored to meet the needs of each individual family.
Over the years, the Childhood Cancer Association has become one of Australia's key childhood cancer support organisations.
Our 40-year milestone would not have been possible without your help. We rely solely on the generosity of people like you and businesses like yours to help us continue to provide vital services and support to families in need.