Where does the money go?
We are thrilled to announce that the 2019 Fight on the Beaches Charity Ball, through Fight for a Cure, will fund a cancer researcher at John Hunter Children's Hospital and a researcher at the Bill Walsh Translational Cancer Research Laboratory, based at Royal North Shore Hospital. As well as donating to these two worthy beneficiaries, the charity will retain a small percentage to fund ongoing cancer screening clinics and other projects on the Northern Beaches.
The John Hunter Children’s Hospital Cancer Service provides specialist treatment for children and young people with all forms of childhood cancer, including solid tumours and blood cancers.
Children diagnosed with cancer will receive expert care from multiple specialities, including medical, nursing and Allied Health in an environment focused on the health and well-being of the child or young person.
The Bill Walsh Translational Cancer Research Laboratory is the research arm of the Medical Oncology Department at Royal North Shore Hospital. They focus on increasing understanding of cancer biology, identifying better ways to diagnose and predict how a cancer will behave, and improving cancer treatment for better outcomes for cancer patients.
Their team of medical oncologists and cancer researchers work together to fast-track discoveries into clinical practice.