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Children’s Cancer Foundation

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Name: Jeff Darmanin

Position: Executive Director

Email: hello@childrenscancerfoundation.com.au

Website: http://www.childrenscancerfoundation.com.au

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c/o Tennis Australia HQ, Melbourne Olympic Park, Olympic Boulevard

Melbourne VIC 3004

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Our Mission / Objective

Children’s cancer. It shouldn’t happen. 

We’re committed to seeing the day when children’s cancer is gone.  

The Children’s Cancer Foundation is a dedicated team working with like-minded individuals and organisations to fund world-class clinical research and clinical care, and quality family support programs.   

The challenge of childhood cancer is real, and we won’t rest until it’s gone. We know that better, kinder treatment is possible, and we are making it happen. We stand united with researchers, doctors and families, committed to being the change-makers.

Our Services

What We Do

Lifting the spirits of children in treatment

Pure love and passion drive us towards the day where children’s cancer is gone. 

The Foundation supports game-changing cancer research projects that aim to eliminate children’s cancer while ensuring children in our hospitals have access to the best possible and latest proven treatments. 

We fund clinical research, clinical care and provide family support. 

While research is mostly our focus, we know that it is the little things that can significantly help a child, and their family, on their cancer journey.

Our Beneficiaries

  • ANZCHOG
  • Hudson Institute of Medical Research
  • Monash Children’s Hospital
  • Monash University
  • Murdoch Children’s Research Institute
  • Sydney Children’s Hospital
  • Royal Children’s Hospital, Melbourne
  • WEHI

Projects in Progress

The Children’s Cancer Foundation together with its funding partners has committed $12,343,790 across 28 projects from 2020 through to 2025. Funding includes salaries for hospital and research staff, laboratory consumables and family resources.

Read more about the projects we are currently funding

Our People

CEO

Jeff Darmanin, Executive Director

Leadership Team

Jeff is a management consultant with a background in manufacturing and finance. In 2009, Jeff’s 15-year-old son William was diagnosed with desmoplastic small round cell tumours. After four years of relentless fighting he sadly lost his battle. Will’s journey inspired Jeff and his family to join the fight against childhood cancer, including as a board member and becoming our Executive Director in 2020.

Names of Board Members

Our board consists of outstanding business and legal professionals who each volunteer their time and expertise. The board includes parents of children who have experienced cancer and a childhood cancer survivor, who bring a personal understanding of the challenges and issues.

Jeremy Smith – Chairman

Barrister: Commercial, property, employment and estate litigation. 

Jeremy joined the board of the Children’s Cancer Foundation in 2009. Jeremy is the father of Linus who was diagnosed with and thankfully survived, a rare and very dangerous tumour, rhabdomyosarcoma in 2007, at the age of three.  

Peter Crinis

Chief Operating Officer for Crown Hotels and Food and Beverage

Tracey Danaher

Professor, Monash Business School

Tracey Danaher is the mother of Zac who at age 8, lost his battle with a Choroid Plexus Carcinoma.

Nat Lippiatt

Former Director Three’s a Crowd (3AC) brand agency. 

Maurizio Marcocci

Director, University Food Group and Chair of My Room.

Kevin Martin

Chartered Accountant, Global Financial Director of Ryco Hydraulics Group entities.

Mary McGowan

Community Liaison Officer, Children’s Cancer Centre, Paediatric Oncology, Royal Children’s Hospital.

James Roche

Executive Director, Roche Holdings and Director, Australian Davos Connection.

Number of Employees

5

Number of Volunteers

80-100

Registration Information

ABN

96 114 942 415

Tax Deductible

Yes

How to help us

Wills and Bequests

A gift in your will is a very powerful way to help children who are battling cancer by supporting breakthrough research and important family and therapeutic care.

How to leave a gift in your will? Making your will is a personal and private process – it takes time to decide what’s best for you. Discuss your thoughts with your family and friends and if you have any questions, we’re here to help.

General Donations

Support our cause. Donate today – https://donate.childrenscancerfoundation.com.au/Donate

Work with us

Volunteer with us

Our Mission / Objective

Children’s cancer. It shouldn’t happen. 

We’re committed to seeing the day when children’s cancer is gone.  

The Children’s Cancer Foundation is a dedicated team working with like-minded individuals and organisations to fund world-class clinical research and clinical care, and quality family support programs.   

The challenge of childhood cancer is real, and we won’t rest until it’s gone. We know that better, kinder treatment is possible, and we are making it happen. We stand united with researchers, doctors and families, committed to being the change-makers.

Our Services

What We Do

Lifting the spirits of children in treatment

Pure love and passion drive us towards the day where children’s cancer is gone. 

The Foundation supports game-changing cancer research projects that aim to eliminate children’s cancer while ensuring children in our hospitals have access to the best possible and latest proven treatments. 

We fund clinical research, clinical care and provide family support. 

While research is mostly our focus, we know that it is the little things that can significantly help a child, and their family, on their cancer journey.

Our Beneficiaries

  • ANZCHOG
  • Hudson Institute of Medical Research
  • Monash Children’s Hospital
  • Monash University
  • Murdoch Children’s Research Institute
  • Sydney Children’s Hospital
  • Royal Children’s Hospital, Melbourne
  • WEHI

Projects in Progress

The Children’s Cancer Foundation together with its funding partners has committed $12,343,790 across 28 projects from 2020 through to 2025. Funding includes salaries for hospital and research staff, laboratory consumables and family resources.

Read more about the projects we are currently funding

Our People

CEO

Jeff Darmanin, Executive Director

Leadership Team

Jeff is a management consultant with a background in manufacturing and finance. In 2009, Jeff’s 15-year-old son William was diagnosed with desmoplastic small round cell tumours. After four years of relentless fighting he sadly lost his battle. Will’s journey inspired Jeff and his family to join the fight against childhood cancer, including as a board member and becoming our Executive Director in 2020.

Names of Board Members

Our board consists of outstanding business and legal professionals who each volunteer their time and expertise. The board includes parents of children who have experienced cancer and a childhood cancer survivor, who bring a personal understanding of the challenges and issues.

Jeremy Smith – Chairman

Barrister: Commercial, property, employment and estate litigation. 

Jeremy joined the board of the Children’s Cancer Foundation in 2009. Jeremy is the father of Linus who was diagnosed with and thankfully survived, a rare and very dangerous tumour, rhabdomyosarcoma in 2007, at the age of three.  

Peter Crinis

Chief Operating Officer for Crown Hotels and Food and Beverage

Tracey Danaher

Professor, Monash Business School

Tracey Danaher is the mother of Zac who at age 8, lost his battle with a Choroid Plexus Carcinoma.

Nat Lippiatt

Former Director Three’s a Crowd (3AC) brand agency. 

Maurizio Marcocci

Director, University Food Group and Chair of My Room.

Kevin Martin

Chartered Accountant, Global Financial Director of Ryco Hydraulics Group entities.

Mary McGowan

Community Liaison Officer, Children’s Cancer Centre, Paediatric Oncology, Royal Children’s Hospital.

James Roche

Executive Director, Roche Holdings and Director, Australian Davos Connection.

Number of Employees

5

Number of Volunteers

80-100

Registration Information

ABN

96 114 942 415

Tax Deductible

Yes

How to Help us

Wills and Bequests

A gift in your will is a very powerful way to help children who are battling cancer by supporting breakthrough research and important family and therapeutic care.

How to leave a gift in your will? Making your will is a personal and private process – it takes time to decide what’s best for you. Discuss your thoughts with your family and friends and if you have any questions, we’re here to help.

General Donations

Support our cause. Donate today – https://donate.childrenscancerfoundation.com.au/Donate

Work with us

Volunteer with us

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