Australia

Australia

CONTACT: Ren Pedersen
LOCATION: Deeragun, Queensland 4818
EMAIL: ren@thecurestartsnow.org
PHONE: 1300265206

We aim to be a cancer, to cancer.

The Australian branch of CSN was started in honour of Amy Pedersen from Australia who was born out of true love. She was a chubby, bald, forever cheeky baby. Her little eyes always were evaluating, looking beneath the surface of what you were saying to her. Amy left this world in March 2009, 16 months after diagnosis, aged only 9. Most kids don`t survive that long. Words cannot describe the utter resilience and strength of character our girl had.

The Cure Starts Now’s mission is one that knows no boundaries and stops at no borders. It is an international effort of families, friends, businesses and even strangers, united in the desire to cure cancer, one child at a time. While it all started with one child, today, the inspiration is carried by us all. The Cure Starts Now Incorporated is the Australian arm of a movement gaining massive recognition both here and overseas. Empowered after witnessing the depth of human suffering, our organisation was established by parents and friends associated with arguably the worst of all cancers - Paediatric Diffuse Intrinsic Pontine Glioma, or DIPG. We strive for a "homerun" cure for all cancers through our work. Families encountering paediatric DIPG brain tumours all over this country are subjecting their loved ones to hideous treatments that do not offer a cure. The aftermath painfully endures. Well, our voices must now be heard. Enough is enough.

All funds donated by The Cure Starts Now are used to promote and advance Australian research endeavours! Every single cent... Aussie kids need our your help NOW!

CSN Australia Branch is Registered Charity #1862. ATO Deductable Gift Recipient. ABN # 49228421357. Incorporation # IA377656 Australian Government Letter of Endorsement Make a donation online here! and search the code CEF67-Cure

Check out the latest Aussie news below:

$380K FOR DIPG RESEARCH IN 11 MONTHS
NHMRC SUPPORT FOR EXCITING NEW CHILDREN’S CANCER RESEARCH
HAYMAN'S ELECTRICAL SUPPORTING AUSSIE BT KIDS
KAYAKING FOR CHARITY
MONKEYS INVADE AUSTRALIA
TOWNSVILLE, AUSSIE BT CHILDREN NEED YOUR HELP
TOBI, 8, LOVES MONKEYING AROUND
JOHN LIVINGSTON GALA
CANCER CURE BOOST
DIPG COLLABORATIVE WITH JOHN LAWS
DR. SHEN AWARDED DIPG GRANT

 

Help Australian children battling cancer stay connected to their classroom with the Monkey in My Chair program. Through the program, each child is provided with a "monkey kit" which includes a big stuffed monkey that takes their place in school when they are unable to be there. Learn more, here.

Get Involved With Australia

Convoy for the Cure

Join the BIGGEST Truck and Motorcycle Convoy in Northern Australia! Show Townsville brain tumour and cancer kids that you really DO care. Simply register $100 per truck and and $50 per bike, along with your name. Why not start your own fundraising team and help The Cure Starts Now (Australia) empower local cancer families? So easy! Special thanks to Todd Martin, 4TO FM, Snr Cnst Paul Foster from Qld Police, Townsville City Council, Department of Transport and Main Roads and our cherished, local friends and supporters!


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