Kiwanis Australia District Charitable Foundation

Target 2M for Children's Medical Research

Why are we collecting funds?

Medical research is essential to find better ways to prevent and treat diseases in the future.

A lack of resources, including funding, prevents many medical research projects from being undertaken. The Kiwanis Foundation aims to promote and support medical research particularly for programs that address children's health issues.

How are funds used?

Kiwanis is committed to improving the health, wellbeing and living standards of the world's children. This involves development of specific medical research programs that focus on children's issues and needs.

Research shows that:

  • 20% of the world's population are children aged < 16
  • 120,000 children are diagnosed annually with cancer in Australia
  • 14,000 children are diagnosed annually with brain diseases
  • 10% of newborns suffer from congenital heart diseases
  • 300,000 births annually with Thalassaemia and Sickle Cell anaemia

Ongoing medical research is essential to find better ways to prevent and treat diseases into the future across the entire community. This vital work is limited by available research funding from many and varied sources. A lack of resources prevents many research projects from being undertaken.

Children's health and wellbeing also requires varied specialised assistance to improve their living standards.

 

What can you do?

Donate to the Foundation to the 'Target 2M for Medical Research' program to allow Kiwanis to provide grants to support better ways to prevent and treat diseases in the future.

Let us know by email to kadcf@kiwanis.org.au if you prefer any specific area of medical research or facility that may benefit from any future Foundation grant making.

Contact Details

4 Atherton Close
ASPENDALE GARDENS VIC, 3195

0419209734
Are donations tax deductible?

Yes

Will I receive a receipt for my donation?

Yes, as soon as your donation is processed.

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