September is the International Childhood Cancer Awareness month. Every year more than 625 Australian children will be diagnosed with cancer. Every week nearly three Australian children will die of cancer. Fifty years ago, cancer was nearly always a death sentence for a child. Now eight out of 10 children survive. What made that huge difference? Medical research.
To raise funds and awareness to help cure childhood cancer, the Children’s Cancer Institute (CCI) is holding their first ever Build for a Cure fundraising initiative. As part of the project, a brand new fully furnished home will be built in 21 days starting on the 8th September. The home will be auctioned on 26th October with all proceeds going to the institute to fund vital research to find a cure for childhood cancer.
As the official Home Entertainment Partner and under our commitment of creating a better life and a better world, Panasonic Australia is providing three Home Entertainment systems for the house.
THE BUILD HAS COMMENCED
And off we go! A brand new, fully furnished, four-bedroom home is been built from the ground up in Glenmore Park, NSW. You can see the house come together live at www.buildforacure.org.au.
To donate simply visit https://buildforacure.gofundraise.com.au or buy a $2 token at participating Big W’s throughout September and Woolworths Petrol throughout October.
Stay tuned. We will be following the Build for a Cure journey through our social channels.
“Panasonic is proud to lend its support to the significant contribution that the Children’s Cancer Institute makes to the Australian community through its dedication to finding a cure for childhood cancer. We are excited to be playing our part in raising the profile of their work through contributing lifestyle technology to the ‘Build for a Cure’ project.” -Paul Reid, Managing Director, Panasonic Australia.
- Over 625 Australian children diagnosed with cancer every year
- Cancers kills more children in Australia than any other disease
- Nearly 3 Australian children a week die from cancer
*Statistics from the Children’s Cancer Institute.
ABOUT THE CCI
Children’s Cancer Institute is a national organisation, working with children’s oncology units all around the country. It’s the only independent medical research institute in Australia wholly dedicated to childhood cancer. “We don’t need a miracle, just the funds to make it happen” – Children Cancer Institute.