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!
Australia Chapter Events
Ride for a Cure - Brooke Clark Townsville to Cairns
June 01, 2017 12:00 AM
August 29, 2017 12:00 AM
This year I will be riding the Townsville to Cairns bike ride in honour of my friend Amy Pedersen. The sole purpose of the ride is to raise as much money as possible to help enhance the lives of children and their families who are, or have been affected by many forms of cancer. If you have some spare change please donate to either of the charities below to help stamp out cancer and help the many sick kids within our communities. Your support would be greatly appreciated by so many.
A Fighting Chance For Kids With Brain Cancer
July 01, 2017 12:00 AM
November 01, 2017 12:00 AM
Help Laura Breust fundraise for The Cure Starts Now Australia as she trains with BT Fight Central & Body Torque Gym in preparation for a corporate charity boxing match in Townsville in October.
Christmas in July
July 30, 2017 8:30 AM
July 30, 2017 2:00 PM
Join us on July 30 at Holy Spirit School for the annual Christmas in July Craft Market. Our stallholders come from Townsville, Cairns, Mackay and the Burdekin. We also have a beautiful raffle in which all items have been donated by all of our creative stallholders and a wonderful cafe. Proceeds benefit The Cure Starts Now Australia.
Townsville Apex & The Cure Starts Now Golf Day
August 25, 2017 12:00 PM
August 25, 2017 8:00 PM
Join us on August 25, 2017 as we tee off midday for the annual Townsville Golf Day at Townsville Golf Club. Proceeds benefit The Cure Starts Now Australia.
John Livington Gala, Dinner and Auction
August 26, 2017 7:00 PM
August 26, 2017 11:00 PM
Join us for a night of entertainment on August 26 at Rydges Southbank Ballroom. Live band "Tropical Tuesdays", dancing and an auction to raise funds for The Cure Starts Now Australia. Guest speaker Dr. Maria Tsoli, Senior Research Officer with the Children's Cancer Institute Australia.
A Home Run To Cure DIPG
August 27, 2017 12:00 AM
August 28, 2017 12:00 AM
Help support our friend Jess Z. as she runs the Perth City to Surf Half Marathon on the 27th August to raise much needed funds for DIPG research.