For over thirty years the Children’s Leukaemia & Cancer Research Foundation (Inc) has been raising funds for research into childhood cancers.
The creation of the Foundation was inspired by 9 year old Jennifer Harper, who was diagnosed with leukaemia in 1977. When her father, Peter Harper, discovered that there was no research into children’s leukaemia being done in WA he set out, together with other parents of children with cancer, to raise funds for this purpose. Sadly Jennifer did not win her battle, and passed away in 1978.
Because of this invaluable and vital research, the prognosis for children with cancer has greatly improved, with the survival rate now at approximately eighty percent.
CLCRF has a commitment to ensure this ground-breaking research continues so that our future generations can, hopefully, live cancer free.
The Foundation relies on the support of the generous Australian community to continue its research, as we do not receive State or Federal funding.