Pippa Rea

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Pippa’s art - a legacy to help others


Pippa Rea's family members are untiring in their efforts to support research into finding a cure for childhood cancers. Eleven-year-old Pippa lost her battle with diffuse intrinsic pontine glioma, a very aggressive and virtually incurable form of brain tumour, in March 2015. Nine months later her brothers, James and Patrick were raising funds for research into childhood cancer by participating in the Tower Hill Challenge in Western Victoria. Now we have Pippa's own artwork raising funds to help support research into this devastating disease. In addition, Pippa's tumour is helping researchers at the Murdoch Childrens Research Institute and other laboratories worldwide in their search for a cure.

Pippa’s story
To read Pippa's story, please click here.

Pippa’s cards
Pippa was colourful and creative in life and now her art is set to live on thanks to an award-winning, Melbourne-based startup business. When she passed away Pippa left a house full of drawings and artworks - on cards, hanging on walls and in the sketchbooks she used to take to her hospital appointments.

Now with the help of
Cardly, an innovative Melbourne startup, some of Pippa’s artwork has been turned into greeting cards that will help raise funds for the Robert Connor Dawes (RCD) Foundation, which provided music and yoga therapy for Pippa during her radiation treatment, and for Pippa’s Trust at the Royal Children’s Hospital Tumour Tissue Bank, part of the Murdoch Children’s Research Institute.

To read the full media release, please click here.

To how Pippa's artwork came into being, please click here.

To purchase Pippa's cards, please click here.

To view a short video, please click here.

The blog
In 2013 Pippa's mother, Virginia, started writing a blog to chronicle the family's journey. It started here when the disease was first diagnosed and has continued to this day. You can visit the blog archive by clicking here.


Pippa with her brothers, James (left) and Patrick, and her mother, Virginia.