Our funding partners
The Zero Childhood Cancer Program offers a unique opportunity to implement a revolutionary new approach to childhood cancer treatment, but it is complex, and it is expensive. That’s what makes the support of our funding partners so critical.
Over the next three years, ZERO will undergo significant expansion, so by 2023 every Australian child with cancer will have access to the Program. The ZERO platform will also be enhanced to include new research technologies and tests, with the aim of increasing the range of treatment options able to be recommended. This expansion will generate significant additional costs, making funding support even more crucial.
Continued support will ensure that ZERO achieves its ultimate goal of changing the model of care for young people with cancer in Australia — providing tomorrow’s care, today.
The Zero Childhood Cancer Capacity Campaign
The Zero Childhood Cancer Capacity Campaign is a joint initiative of Children’s Cancer Institute and Sydney Children’s Hospital Foundation − a national, landmark campaign that has harnessed unprecedented collaborative fundraising energy.?
An incredible $10M dollars has been raised through the campaign to date, but there is still much more to do. Find out how you can become part of this transformational philanthropic campaign that is saving lives.
Capacity campaign supporters include:
- The Capacity Campaign Board
- Minderoo Foundation
- Lenity Australia
- Medich Foundation
- Charles Warman Foundation
- The Lott
- Golden Caskett
- Macquarie Group Foundation
- Bing Lee
- Individuals - Thank you to the individuals who have personally donated to ZERO
Capacity Campaign Partners:
- Professor Dame Marie Bashir, AD, CVO
- David Gonski AC
- Phil Kearns AM
Governance and Advisor
- Emeritus Professor Les White AM
- Co-Chairs: Anne & Mark Lazberger
- Edwina Jones
- Penny O’Meara
- Bella Church
- Kate Prendiville
- Justin Milne
“The vision of the Zero Childhood Cancer Program is simple and inspiring: reduce childhood cancer deaths to zero.”
-Dr Andrew Forrest AO, Minderoo Foundation Chairman.
“I thank the Minderoo Foundation for their contribution. Our joint aim is to provide every Australian child with cancer with the best possible chance to recover and live a happy, healthy life.”
- Greg Hunt, Minister for Health
New funding announced
In April 2020, the Australian Government and Minderoo Foundation announced funding of $67 million to expand the Zero Childhood Cancer Program (ZERO) to ensure that all Australian children with cancer can be given the greatest chance of survival.
Through this joint investment by the government’s Medical Research Future Fund and the Minderoo Foundation, Chaired by Dr Andrew Forrest, ZERO will become accessible to all children and young people with cancer by 2023.