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Our story

A lifeline for
families facing
childhood cancer

For more than 35 years, we’ve been helping families hold it together when the child they love has cancer.

When a child is diagnosed with cancer, it affects the whole family.

And family is everything. No matter how you define it, no one can put a value on the love a family shares and the strength you can find within it.

Every day in Australia, 3 families will hear the words: “your child has cancer”. In the daunting and unpredictable experience that follows diagnosis, a child needs as much stability and support from their family as possible. But when families are under pressure, it can be hard to hold it together, not only for their sick child but for the rest of the family and each other.

Redkite is there with real emotional, financial and practical support for families who have a child with cancer (aged 18 and under). Because holding it together when your child’s life is in question can feel impossible.

How we help

Our help is available to anyone connected to a child with cancer.

Our people

Meet the people behind the kite.

Our Impact

The story of what we did and who we helped.

Research at Redkite

What we do is evidence-based.

Child safety

Our Child Safe Organisation Statement of Commitment.

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26th Oct

Trek for kids with cancer crosses finish line
Trek for kids with cancer crosses finish line

Community
21st Sep

Cancer gives Kyle, twice diagnosed with disease, a reason to run

Twice diagnosed with cancer, Kyle takes on the 4x4x48 Challenge this September to raise funds for Redkite.

Cancer gives Kyle, twice diagnosed with disease, a reason to run

Twice diagnosed with cancer, Kyle takes on the 4x4x48 Challenge this September to raise funds for Redkite.

Advocacy and research
1st Sep

Dads helping dads cope with their child’s cancer

Oliver Coppins, who experienced his first Father’s Day in a neonatal intensive care ward worrying whether his week-old baby girl would outlive leukaemia, wants other dads know that they don’t have to go through their child’s cancer alone.

Dads helping dads cope with their child’s cancer

Oliver Coppins, who experienced his first Father’s Day in a neonatal intensive care ward worrying whether his week-old baby girl would outlive leukaemia, wants other dads know that they don’t have to go through their child’s cancer alone.

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