Sydney Children’s Hospital has announced a new partnership with the Steven Walter Children’s Cancer Foundation

$1.2 million partnership for Sydney Children’s Hospital

Sydney Children’s Hospital has announced a $1.2 million partnership with a New South Wales-based foundation. Greg Johnson reveals the details.

Sydney Children’s Hospital (SCH) has announced a new partnership with the Steven Walter Children’s Cancer Foundation (SWCCF), which will see the foundation donate $1.2 million to SCH over the next three years. The funding is in support of the Kids Cancer Centre at SCH, specifically for research into relapsed patients with acute lymphoblastic leukaemia and an experimental therapy project for childhood brain tumours.

“We are honoured to partner with the inspiring team at the Steven Walter Children’s Cancer Foundation and are incredibly grateful for their continued generosity and commitment to our Kids Cancer Centre,” explained Sydney Children’s Hospital Foundation chief executive officer Adam Check.

“Their support ensures that the Kids Cancer Centre team can continue in their mission to find a cure for childhood cancer, and help our seriously ill patients with cancer look to a brighter future.”

SWCCF has already donated over $1 million to the hospital during its 12 year association.

The two organisations share a close bond, with Steven Walter a patient at the hospital before passing away in his late teenage years.

“This partnership builds upon the $1 million funding our foundation has already donated to find a cure for childhood cancer,” said SWCCF executive director Allan McGuirk.
SWCCF raises funds through a number of initiatives, including two key motorbike rides – one through the snowy mountains and another which goes around Australia.

For more information on Steven Walter Children’s Cancer Foundation, visit: http://www.stevenwalterfoundation.org.au
Greg Johnson is the editor of Fundraising & Philanthropy Magazine.

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