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|CIKA was founded in April 1980 by three families, to increase the|
awareness of cancer in children and to encourage financial support to
aid research into children's cancer.
Whats happening @ CIKA
|The 2013 CIKA Ball will take place at the Pullman (formerly the Sebel) Hotel Albert Park on Saturday 17 August. Plans are well under way for CIKA's major fundraiser. It is a very special night for our many families, friends and sponsors, who like to get together to show their support and commitment to CIKA. Please click here for more information.|
|Coach Drive passes $60,000 mark|
|The money just keeps coming in. Although the CIKA Coach Drive finished in mid April, the latest donations have pushed the total over $60,000. This has enabled CIKA to fund the purchase of the Leica microscope needed to support ongoing research into childhood cancer at the Roal Children's Hospital. Well done, Andrew and Christine.|
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|Sala Rubinstein joins the CIKA committee|
|The CIKA committee is delighted to welcome Sala Rubinstein as a new member. Sala has been a volunteer with CIKA for several years. She has been seen on the hospital stall from time to time and has a merry band of her own helpers who give their energy to CIKA.|
She has a couple of projects in the wind and we all look forward to working with her even more closely in the future. Welcome aboard, Sala.
|The Macedon Ranges Focus Group held their first luncheon for 2013 on 27 March and, as welll as providing a lot of fun for participants, raised around $800 for CIKA. We are very fortunate to have the support of this dedicated and enthusiastic team. Please click here for photographs and details of their previous fund-raising luncheons.|
|Great news for CIKA|
|CIKA's fund-raising efforts for 2012 yielded $243.927. This is an amazing result for a group consisting of volunteers and puts us at the top of the many dedicated teams that help the Royal Children's Hospital ease the suffering of sick children. It could not have been achieved without the effort put in by so many wonderful people who organise events, donate goods and services, and work quietly in the background. We are so grateful to all of you and to our sponsors and supporters across the state. |
|Cooking for Cash, an annual initiative of a group of year nine students at Methodist Ladies' College in Kew, raised $1480.00 in 2012. Read more about MLC's fund-raising efforts by clicking here.|
|The 106th Byaduk and Community Spring Show raised $1500.00 for CIKA. Click here for photographs.|
|Details of some of CIKA's other past events are archived on our "Past Events" page which can be reached by clicking here.|
This site was last updated on 17 May 2013.
|Another Duyvestyn Initiative|
|CIKA president, Sandra Lehrer was approached recently by Scott Duyvestyn, the third son of Andrew and Christine, to assist in an application for a VIP grant from his employer, ExxonMobil Australia.|
|Scott has been a great supporter of CIKA for many years but his chief involvement is with the “Old Time Wood Days ” held in Milltown in November each year, an event that runs so well because of the energy and input of people like Scott who organize product, ensure that fallen timber is donated and garner the support of many of the locals for the weekend.|
We thank Scott for considering CIKA in his application for the 2013 ExxonMobil Australia Volunteer Involvement Program and for the recognition that ExxonMobil gives to the their employees who volunteer in the community. As a result of his initiative, CIKA will be the recipient of a grant of $1000.
Well done and thank you, Scott.
|Stir the Pot is a new and innovative community work program that will raise funds for CIKA. It will enable female offenders on court or adult parole board orders to improve their literacy and numeracy skills while working together as a team to put together a new recipe book called Stir the Pot. Click here for more.|
|Over 140 children under 15 years of age are diagnosed with cancer each year in Victoria and 90% of these children are treated at the Royal Children's Hospital. The CIKA children have all battled cancer. You can read some of their stories here.|
|CIKA's Hospital Stall|
can be found in the hospital foyer on the second Thursday of each month.
|More details can be found by clicking here.|
|The dates can be found by clicking here.|
|CIKA has committed to Translational Research Centre in Paediatric Solid Tumours.|
|CIKA has recently committed to a three year project for the establishment of a Translational Research Centre in Paediatric Solid Tumours, to be conducted through a partnership between The Royal Children’s Cancer Centre and Murdoch Children’s Research Institute.|
By working together we hope to realize our common vision, that through research we can not only improve treatment, but also discover a way to prevent childhood tumours.
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|Yosuke Minoda worked as a research assistant in the Children's Cancer Centre until March 2012. He has now commenced a Ph.D. To read more, please click here.|
|Researcher Vinod Dagar|
|Click here to read about some of the many groups and individuals who support CIKA.|
|To see a list of our sponsors, click here.|