Each year, on the first Friday in August, Aussie schools, workplaces and communities support our life saving work by wearing their jeans and raising funds to help realise our vision of a world without childhood disease. Find out more
Katherine Pym and husband Daniel dreamt of the life they would have with their first child.
Jack was diagnosed with a rare degenerative metabolic disease when he was six-years-old.
When Phoenix was born, his mum, Tenealle had no idea that anything was wrong.
Livia’s family first started to notice that something was wrong when Livia was only a few weeks old.
Justine had never thought much about genetic diseases until her granddaughter, Alexis, died of one at just 3 ½ days old.
When Ella Furney was just three years old, she was diagnosed with a life-threatening tumour in her liver.
Robbie has had 4 major and invasive surgeries in the last year – he is only 19 months old.
Sophie was 13 when her little brother Freddie was born.
One day we will defeat childhood diseases. Until then, we need your support. Remember to wear your Virtual Badge with pride after you have donated.
Prevent blindness – Our scientists are developing cutting-edge methods to stop at risk children from going blind. $20 buys next generation DNA sequencing to help us perfect treatments.
Treat epilepsy – Buy the materials needed to screen 96 potential epilepsy drugs at once, drugs that could help the 1 in 3 patients who don’t respond to current medication.
Identify DNA gone wrong – Help us purchase special materials needed to isolate cancer DNA for study, so we can find out what turns a normal cell into a killer.
Stop brain cancer – Help our researchers test new drug treatments in the laboratory and find out which ones might hold the promise of a cure.