Build for a Cure
McDonald Jones Homes, the Wearn Brothers Group and Austral Bricks joined forces to Build for a Cure for childhood cancer.
A brand new, fully furnished, four-bedroom home was built from the ground up in Glenmore Park NSW during International Childhood Cancer Awareness Month (September 2014). The house was then auctioned in October 2014, with proceeds donated to Children’s Cancer Institute to fund vital medical research to save the lives of all children with cancer.
Why Our Work Matters
Many people aren’t aware that childhood cancer is different from adult cancer and requires tailored treatments. Historically, large pharmaceutical companies generally don’t focus their research on drug discoveries for childhood cancers, concentrating instead on the larger adult cancer market.
As the only independent medical research institute in Australia wholly dedicated to childhood cancer, Children’s Cancer Institute’s role is vital. Because, despite our progress, cancer still kills more Australian children than any other disease.
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