Funds raised through the Write a Book in a Day competition go toward childhood cancer research to find better treatments and ultimately a cure.
The Kids’ Cancer Project is an independent national charity supporting childhood cancer research. Since 1993, thanks to strong community support, the charity has contributed tens of millions of dollars to scientific research projects to help children with many types of cancer. Right now, the charity is funding 35 medical research projects across 22 institutes Australia-wide.
The charity’s founder, Col Reynolds OAM, vowed to never give up until there are kinder, more effective treatments for every child diagnosed with cancer. It all started on an ordinary day in the late 1980s when Col found himself driving his empty tourist coach past the Children’s Hospital in Camperdown, Sydney. After stopping to let two youngsters with bald heads cross the road, he parked his vehicle and went into the hospital on the spur of the moment. Touched by the spirit of everyone he met that day, Col made it his personal mission to help kids with cancer in any way he could. Col learned very early in his quest, that the only way to improve outcomes for these children is through advances in medical research.