When a family is told their child has cancer, what they hear is “your child might die”. Every day in Australia, three families hear those words. Not every child will die, but every family who faces childhood cancer is changed forever. Cancer puts families under enormous pressure. It can feel like it’s impossible to hold it together.
Your fundraising will ensure Redkite can be there with real financial, practical and mental health support for families facing childhood cancer.
Every day in Australia, three families hear the heartbreaking words, “your child has cancer.” But what they really hear is “your child might die.” From that day onwards every family facing childhood cancer will be changed forever, because when a child is diagnosed with cancer, it affects the entire family – and we’re here to help.
Whether it’s through financial assistance to help pay the bills, book club to tackle tough topics, mental health support or bereavement support services, we help families hold it together when it can feel impossible.
Redkite Social Workers and Music Therapists help families navigate the difficult, and scary, cancer experience.
Redkite helps keep the lights on and food on the table. We cover bills and expenses when parents have to give up work.
Emotional and Mental Health Care
Redkite specialists provide mental health and emotional support through the entire cancer experience.
Redkite group sessions allow families share their experiences and connect to others.
WHO WILL YOU RUN FOR?
"Jamie was literally a healthy, happy little kid. Never had a cold. Within two weeks of not eating well, not sleeping well and being sick – to be told it’s cancer, yeah, its a bit gut wrenching".
"To have that emotional support, to have the financial support from Redkite - it’s insurmountable" - Nicky, Jamie's mum
Redkite is here to help families like Jamie's, with the practical and emotional support they need to get through.